Fun_People Archive
16 Sep
New York, New York!

Date: Fri, 16 Sep 94 14:05:58 PDT
To: Fun_People
Subject: New York, New York!

Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)

  Two or three murders take place each day, before breakfast.
  You risk your life by walking the streets late at night.
  Homeless people lie in the gutter.  Prostitution runs rampant
  and policemen are corrupt.  There are useless expenditures
  of public money, overtaxation and improper contracting.  The
  streets are filthy and in disrepair and filled with drivers
  reckless of human life.

  There is inadequate health care and TB has reached epidemic
  proportions and illegal immigrants are entering from ships
  onto our shores.

	-- David Dinkins, former New York mayor, now teaching
	   an urban policy class at Columbia, reading a
	   description of New York from 1856.

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []