For the Bloomberg administration, quality of life issues have become hot topics of late. With Operation Silent Night's attempts to keep New Yorker's quiet, and the proposal to enact a citywide ban on public smoking, the mayor's attempts to tidy up the town by introducing a host of new restrictions has met mixed reviews.
The man with slicked hair and a pinstriped suit exhales, hiding his face behind a veil of Cohiba cigar smoke. He holds the cigar with his stubby thumb and middle finger. His stomach protrudes behind his forgiving belt in an oddly grotesque pose. That his other hand does not hold the anticipated high ball, or doesn't flip a silver coin, is unsettling.