Saturday, February 21, 2009

What a Week in NYC!

The President's Day Holiday on Monday meant that this was supposed to be a "short" week but, here in NYC, it was one of the busiest short weeks ever.

Most of this I've already blogged about, but it's still amazing to see everything that's transpired in just a few short days: A-Rod's steroid confession, The New York Post cartoon controversy, Mike Bloomberg's bumbling quest for a third term ...

But wait! There's more!

Shea Stadium, as shown below, was finally demolished last week. Now the Mets will take up residence in the new Citi Field just across the street. Shea Stadium was built by Robert Moses in 1961. He said of it at the time: "When the Emperor Titus opened the Colosseum in 80 A.D. he could have felt no happier." Well, the Colosseum is still standing in Rome after almost 2000 years. Shea didn't even make it to 50. Sorry, Bob.

And Late Night with Conan O'Brien is no more. He's leaving the show and our fair city to host the Tonight show out in ... dum-dum-DUM-dum ... Los Angeles ... As Conan and Matt Lauer reflect below, it seems like only a few short years ago that the then unknown Mr. O'Brien took over from David Letterman. That was in 1993. Feels like just yesterday ... but it was 16 friggin' years ago!

Oh, the wonders never cease in New York City! Our city is so wondrous that, apparently, even our subways make music. I'm not talking about the begging musicians in the subway, I mean the subways itself. Under Broadway, the Subway Hums Bernstein

And here's another Mike update: apparently our billionaire Mayor isn't so teflon after all. His approval ratings are down. Granted he's at 52% and still a favorite for re-election, but considering that he was in the 70s recently and seemed a shoe-in just a month or so ago, this is not a good trend for him.

Stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. It IS a wondrous city! I had a week off from work. Some people ask if I'm going away...? I always say: Why would I want to go away from NYC?


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