The Web according to Samuel Rubenfeld, a journalist published in The Wall Street Journal, WSJ.com, Dow Jones Newswires, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, Midland (Texas) Reporter-Telegram, The Hill, Village Voice, Newsday, Times of Middle Country and my alma mater's campus newspaper, The Hofstra Chronicle.
I write for Risk & Compliance Journal, a page hosted on WSJ.com.
I'm 27 and I live in Astoria, Queens. I listen to a ton of music and read a lot about politics, public policy, the news media and the future of journalism. I also am a big fan of the Knicks, Jets and Mets. Expect a heavy dose of things to read.
Of course, there are now artist studios upstairs, and a free tattoo party may be in swing down the street. But to a first-time visitor, clutching a MetroCard, the scene is desolate. You are 10 stops out of Manhattan on the L line, in the borderland where Bushwick, Brooklyn, blurs into Ridgewood, Queens. (Welcome to Quooklyn.)
Woodside (and Sunnyside, actually) used to be fairly Irish neighborhoods. They have become much more of a melting pot in recent years, but one thing that still remains are the bars. If you get off the train at the 61st Street/Woodside station and walk up 61st Street, you’ll see about a half-dozen of these old-school pubs. They may not be on any fancy NY Times maps, but I imagine they would be pretty fun spots to watch a World Cup game or two.
He wants to win every practice. He wants to win every game. He wants accountability at every moment. He wants the sort of committed, hungry, unentitled attitude that is the very opposite of what so many American pro athletes regard as their birthright.