Archive for December 31st, 2003

31st December
2003

First Published in The New York Sun, December 31, 2003

By Andrew Wolf

Time Magazine has its widely copied “Person of the Year” award, this year expanded, deservedly, to the entire military. I have decided to establish my own honor, to be given to the person (or persons) who has had the least impact on us. This year, that honor goes to the New York City Council. 

    This is the legislative body that our great former parks commissioner,Henry Stern,compared (unfavorably) with a rubber stamp. “At least a rubber stamp leaves an impression,” he observed.  (more…)