In the days following the May 14 massacre in Buffalo, lots of claims about the extent of racial segregation appeared in the media.We are the most segregated city in America, some said. We’re the 4th or 6th most segregated. We’re the 17th. Which is it?
Nowhere else in municipal management do we fine or shame private citizens for failing to maintain public property.
LLs are a creative solution to the fact that in many places, book supply exceeds demand. There are more books than there are collectors or libraries or used bookstores or rummage sales who want or need them.
This essay originally appeared as a My View column in The Buffalo News on Feb. 5, 2013 and has since been edited, updated, and expanded. Image shows elderly couple walking in street due to unplowed sidewalks. One of them is pushing the other in a wheelchair. Photo taken by author on Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY,Continue reading “Why We Need Municipal Sidewalk Plowing”