Politicians and pundits are acting like the city was destined for this tragedy. They’re wrong.
Jim Dwyer1. Here is the toxin of our time -- blame disguised as truth telling.
“Tragically, what seems to have put New York on such a different trajectory from San Francisco was that its leaders were so late to shut down public life.”
In a stirring, ragged ritual, the students took their oaths as new doctors early, volunteering in the war against Covid-19.
Jim DwyerRefenforcements: The 52 medical students who pushed their school to graduate early, so they could join the Covid-19 fight. With video of them pledging the Hippocratic oath all at once (almost) from 52 different places. About New York
Mayor Bill de Blasio hesitated to close schools and restaurants, but pushback from advisers changed his mind. He still went to the gym Monday.
Jim DwyerFaced with a revolt by aides who were threatening to quit, Mayor Bill DeBlasio agreed Sunday to close schools and take other aggressive steps he had resisted. He did gete one more visit in to his Park Slope gym this morning.
The publisher planned to release the filmmaker’s autobiography in April but reversed course after a protest by its own workers.
Jim DwyerChased by a mob, publisher spikes Woody Allen's memoir. Allen was accused of a heinous act by one child, fiercely defended by another. From a distance no one can be confident of the truth. We are left with censorship by default.
Michael Bloomberg’s campaign advisers had anticipated tough debate questions on stop-and-frisk and nondisclosure agreements. The former mayor’s performance left his team rattled.
Jim DwyerFaced with questions he knew were coming -e.g., releasing ex-employees from non-disclosure agreements - Bloomberg babbled. It's as if Jose Altuve heard the banging on the trash can and struck out anyway. @mattfleg@alexburnsNYT@jwpetersNYT