This city is filled with wonderful folks working tirelessly on thankless causes that most people don’t really give a second thought to–they are all heroes. Among them is Emelinda Narvaez, founder of EarthAngels dog and cat rescue, a ragtag group of selfless volunteers who rescue innocent would-be pets from horrible situations of cruelty and abuse, nursing them back to health, then finding them loving homes. Gandhi wasn’t messing around when he said: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” And neither is Emelinda. (Watch her in action every weekend evening in Union Square, outside Petco, where she has adorable cats and dogs for adoption.)
they just lost their lease, and need to find another….preferably in the immediate neighborhood, for not much money…
Mayor Bloomberg is in the picture but there isn’t anything written about him, how come?
His editing staff is still next to impeccable. I think you meant savvy.
In terms of heroes and villains, you have both in what’s going on with the 1-2-3 Community Space. You’ve written about the heroes, but there is also a villain, or rather villains. You can read about them on a blog set up to chronicle the eviction of 1-2-3 by money-grubbing landlords (I know, that’s redundant).
I think Bloomberg is on the cover as he’s referred to in the Reverend Billy editorial.
Thanks GOD this jackass is being called out. I’m glad to see the villains behind the villains called out.
Graydon Carter is a villain because time and age has given him a different perspective in life? Prepare author, for you too will in time (and with age) join the ranks of ‘villains’ everywhere. Unless you’re just so closed minded as to never change.
Also, when does libertarianism == ‘giving up’. That’s just reductionism.
You list Bloomberg as a villain but his traffic doyenne, Sadik-Khan, is a hero. And Billy Talen, no matter how well intentioned, is a clown.