All the Rage
Via The Brooklyn Paper: “Linda Setlech was so worked up over state Sen. Marty Golden’s proposal to shut down traffic six Friday nights this summer for a pedestrian mall, that she was actually shaking with rage.” Imagine getting that angry over a plan to allow pedestrians access to the street for a grand total of about 18 hours over a month and a half! You’d think it involved bulldozing homes and businesses.
Setlech also got very upset over the Ground Zero “mosque”:
This picture of Setlech appears in many stories on the May 2010 community board meeting regarding the downtown Manhattan Islamic cultural center:
One day, when my daughter comes to visit me in the floating city of New Chicago, she’ll pull up these images on her iPhone 26, show them to me, and ask why the true problems of the early 21st century barely merited the kind of passion people devoted to pedestrian plazas, cultural centers, and foreign-flavored turkey recipes. I’ll remove my CO2-filtering face mask, take a sip of Brawndo, clear my throat, and reply sadly, “I don’t know, sweetheart. I really don’t know.”