Blue Lives Matter

After several weeks on lockdown, during which time I was forced to work exclusively from home, I had developed a savage attack of “cabin fever” worse than any case of the fabled “WuFlu” ever could have been. The walls were closing in, and I ached to break free. Serendipitously, a good friend of mine, one…

Seen But Not Seen

Everyone is lying so much to be connected in America, and the tragedy is everyone is missing one another, not realizing that we are falling stars and fading fast. I spent the best years of my life living in a 3rd world country. Something was electrifying in the air living in the country’s capital. The…

Circus Maximus

It was the summer of ’94 and the New York Mets were desperate to generate some excitement after a godawful ’93 season. In typical Met fashion, they decided to focus on things other than baseball and instead built a mini-amusement park at the base of the Shea Stadium scoreboard area of the stands . I…

China, Real Estate, and Covid-19

The wine is pouring, the food stamps are soaring… I would like to share some insights regarding the diaspora of capital flight from China, as well as the transformation of the real estate market during the Covid-19 era. Let’s not fool ourselves. What, after all, was Donald Trump’s profession before his ascension to the presidency?…

I Want No Part of It, New York, New York

As a native New Yorker and second-generation American millennial, I’ve seen the city transform into something of a whimsical post-adolescent playground for transplants and a death cauldron for immigrants. I feel like an impotent observer standing on the deck of the Titanic as it sails toward destruction, watching the majority of the passengers amusing themselves with…