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Joe Borelli

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Joseph Charles Borelli is the New York City Council member for the 51st District and Minority Whip of the New York City Council. He is a Republican. The district encompasses much of Staten Island's South Shore.
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Plunkitt of Tammany Hall
A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics (Signet Classics)
William L. Riordan - Jun 02, 2015 (first published in 1905)
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Plunkitt of Tammany HallA Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical PoliticsWilliam L. Riordan “Nobody thinks of drawin’ the distinction between honest graft and dishonest graft.” This classic work offers the unblushing, unvarnished wit and wisdom of one of the most fascinating figures ever to play the American political game and win. George Was...
Joe Borelli
Jul 30, 2019
Great book. Hour read. Thanks @poewing !      source
On the Shortness of Life
Seneca - Mar 30, 2018 (first published in 2049)
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The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living, the importance of reason and morality, and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each oth...
Joe Borelli
Jun 03, 2018
“People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy.” Doubling down on recommending this one after finishing it. Short read... can anyone rec similar books?      source
City on a Grid
How New York Became New York
Gerard Koeppel - Nov 10, 2015
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You either love it or hate it, but nothing says New York like the street grid of Manhattan. Created in 1811 by a three-man commission featuring headstrong Founding Father Gouverneur Morris, the plan called for a dozen parallel avenues crossing at right angles with many dozens of parallel streets in an unbroken grid. Hills and valleys, streams and p...
Joe Borelli
Sep 27, 2017
A good book on #NYC by @koeppelg, the @KenBurns #Vietnam documentary, and an adult beverage... heaven?      source