*New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is already running for a third term with a barrage of TV commercials. In one he says New York is "the greatest in the world" in which to live. Not so fast, mayor. I'll agree with you that New York is the greatest city in the world. I'll also agree it's the greatest place to live if you have money or and/or you live in a particularly nice neighborhood. But, face it, for many, New York is expensive, cold, dangerous and uncomprising. In short, not the greatest place to live. (For the record, I grew up in the Bronx in a wonderful neighborhood in a simpler time. I wouldn't want to live in the old neighborhood today.)
*Memo to New York Mets' shortstop Jose Reyes: Is your uniform so uncomfortable that you can't wait to get to the clubhouse after a game before pulling your shirt out of your pants? It says here that's sloppy and disrespectful. By the way, doesn't the word "uniform" suggest everyone on the team dresses the same? Apparently not. Check out the many different ways baseball players set the length of their trousers. Me? I'm partial to the classic 1950s and '60s look with mid-ankle stirrups.