The corner pharmacy — that all-but forgotten place filled with mortars and pestles, pills, powders, potions, ice cream on a hot summer’s day, and the friendly shopkeeper with an apron on behind the counter — was Frank Giordano’s world for 50 years. Comment.
President Vladimir Putin wanted to show one and all that, as host of the Sochi Olympics, Russia was still a super power. But his public relations’ blunders — complete with spy cams, loos with a view, and icky water — have flushed those hopes down the toilet, writes our columnist. Comment.
Police blotters are among the top reads of this paper, but a recent NYPD decree obstructed reporters from accessing victim complaints at Brooklyn stationhouses. That means readers won’t get all the facts about lawless activity in their communities, making the directive a crime against community, writes our columnist. Comment.