Attention Commissioner William Bratton: Bicyclists Break Laws Endangering Pedestrians

This is supposed to be a pedestrian city. But the city has added a whole new amoral street element, preying on us pedestrians.

Bicyclists must be made to obey traffic lights.

Stop sign for pedestrians and bikes

A friend suggests confiscating bicycles of riders who go through traffic lights.

Sometimes I shake my finger and tell the miscreant, “Stop, that’s a red light.”

These people pay me no mind.

I asked a policeman if he could do anything. He said he can’t since the cyclists don’t have licenses.

Do something, Commissioner Bratton, Please

photo by: ell brown

Don’t Leave Me Dave Letterman

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Where Were You When You Learned Dave Letterman Dumped You

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Acupuncturist Extraordinaire: David Baron M.S., L.Ac.

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Woody Allen Passed a Lie Detector Test

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My Heart Goes Out To Mia Farrow

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I’m Happy For Kate Middleton, But Most News Is Bad News

picture of 4 TV sets showing good news and bad news

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“Radical” Means Crazy As A Loon

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Conversations In The Car With Jerry on

I just made a day indeed worth living. The fun was watching Jerry Seinfeld’s sublime creation: he picks up a fellow comedian and drives to get coffee. Treat yourself by finding him and his friends on It’s all about Jerry Seinfeld and his relaxed presence talking to people he likes.

The Annals of Unsolved Crimes: The Important Book by Edward Epstein

Edward Jay Epstein’s latest book is a triumph resulting from decades of his superior research and superior brainpower. This book’s so cleanly and persuasively written that a teenager might read it and love it and learn. The Annals of Unsolved Crimes is a total page-turner. Each chapter unveils new data and ways of looking at…