Last week, the nights were in the twenties. A few days later, eight inches of rain in forty eight hours. Massive flooding. Tomorrow, 85 degrees.
Where has my spring gone?
And, in another sign of the narrow-minded moronicism of the times, Mayor Bloomberg proposed an $8 congestion tax on city drivers entering Manhattan below 86th street between 6 am and 6 pm on weekdays (never mind that the worst cases of exhaust-related asthma are found in Harlem). This is perhaps the stupidest thing I have ever heard. Really, this will only serve to unnecessarily punish the low income drivers and small businesses who heavily utilize trucking and transport into and out of the city. It will force people who drive through the city to consume more gasoline when they have to drive around it. A better solution might be to convert the city’s 13,000 taxi cabs and 5000 buses to hybrid and/or electric motors. Hey, there’s a start. I don’t care what Tony Blair says. New Yorkers cannot afford this tax.