Flippin' Amsterdam Blog

2014 : The Year in Review

Here are the Top 5 blog posts of the year in terms of popularity according to my blog statistics. Interestingly, 4 of the Top 5 posts are larkish satirical pieces. These are the posts that got the most views in 2014: The 5 Pictures of...

The Protection Racket

I found this story on tax exemptions for veterans a nice case study in the local politics centered on the mantra of “protecting seniors”. Board hears from veterans on tax exemption proposal In short, providing an exemption to veterans will raise taxes on everyone else,...

Schenectady Wins Local Casino License

From the NY Times: ■ The $300 million Rivers Casino on a 60-acre waterfront site in Schenectady, near Albany. The project, a joint venture of Rush Street Gaming and Galesi Group, would include a casino, a 150-room hotel, restaurants and a banquet hall. Rivers Casino would...

Santa Sports New Look This Christmas

North Pole (December 12,2014) — For kids and parents lucky enough to spot St Nick before he shimmies up the chimney, they just might be surprised at what Santa is wearing this year. Tired of being labeled ‘fat and jolly’, Santa delivered himself P90X, a...