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High Noon: NY Boots Algonquin Cat

Eighty years ago, a sorry looking cat sauntered into the (Algonquin) hotel lobby from West 44th Street and stayed as stray cats who are fed and find a warm place to sleep are wont to do. Ever since the Algonquin lobby has had a cat – always named Matilda (photo here) — who has pretty much had the run of the place – until last week. The New York City Health Department says Matilda is in violation of the portion of the city’s health regulations that require animals be kept away from places where food is served. No, seriously. This is not news of the weird. It is the end, potentially, of a sweet and old tradition. This is also in the category of a solution in search of a problem/Marc Johnson, The Johnson Report. More here.

Question: Occasionally, I've discovered a dog or a cat in a store, usually a small locally owned one, and haven't been too crazy about the idea. It's a cleanliness issue. What do you think? Do you mind seeing a pet dog or cat in a store?

Trib: Shocked By Idahoans In Limos

Shocked to find a group of Idaho legislators taking a taxpayer-funded limousine ride - replete with mini-bar, mood lighting and television - along the streets of Manhattan at five times the cost of a taxi? Stunned to discover that some of these lawmakers take their spouses along on a junket to New York City? Amazed that Treasurer Ron Crane has been squiring these politicians to the Big Apple in splendor for some time? Dumbstruck that it takes nearly a dozen legislators to tell Wall Street its business? Incredulous that until The Associated Press exposed the practice, nobody seemed to notice? Then you've not been paying attention. Make certain you're registered to vote. The state's political machinery is counting on your support/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: At this point, are you still surprised by the shenanigans pulled by some top elected Idaho Republican officials (Hart, McGee, Chigbrow, Loertscher, etc.) and tacitly allowed by others?

Big Apple Lures ‘Sit & Be Fit’ Creator

It’s fair to say that Mary Ann Wilson, creator and host of the hugely popular “Sit and Be Fit” exercise program, never expected to appear in New York City’s famed Central Park. But that’s exactly where she’ll be on Friday and again on Sept. 30. Partnering with the New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, Wilson, will be the featured guest at two live events in Central Park.The events are part of Fitness Fridays – a series of group exercise shows that are part of a citywide effort to draw older adults into the park.The shy, soft-spoken registered nurse fell into fame quite unintentionally. “I’m totally introverted,” she said from her South Hill home office/Cindy Hval, SR. More here.

Question: Have you ever watched Sit and Be Fit?

Republican Takes Weiner NYC Seat

Bob Turner, center, joined by his wife Peggy, right, and family smiles as he delivers his victory speech during an election night party Wednesday in New York. Turner says his win in a heavily Democratic New York City district is a “loud and clear” message to Washington. Turner defeated Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin on Tuesday to succeed Anthony Weiner who resigned amid a sexting scandal. It's the first time a Republican has been elected in the district. Story here. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Question: A Republican also won a special election in Nevada. Does this spell trouble for the Democrats?

Should Cindy Seek Hot Bachelor In NYC

Do you remember sometime ago when I posted a comment by Editor Vickie Holbrook/Idaho Press-Tribune re: the difference between good and bad press releases? Well, HucksOnline sidekick CindyH received one today that makes you wonder whether the sender is paying any attention at all to his/her target audience. It’s for June 15 fund-raiser in New York City in which 10 prominent Big Apple bachelors will be auctioned off, to benefit single mothers in East Africa. The invite, which includes an RSVP, was sent out to “Miss Fashionista-For-A-Cause you & all your cocktail loving ladies.” Now Cindy wonders whether she’s a fashionista-for-a-cause, a cocktail-loving lady, or a hot bachelor.

Question: How would you RSVP?

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