According to the Bible account, in the book of Genesis, Seth, the third son of Adam and Eve, besides Cain and Abel, lived till age 912. I can’t seem to wrap my mind around living through multiple centuries. 912 looks more like a house number to me than the age of a living breathing human being, but maybe we are not too far off today. Consider Aubrey de Grey, a molecular biologist who has proposed that all we need do is tackle the physical deterioration among other things and we may live till age 1000, a scientific journey that he is personally on. Now imagine that birthday cake!
If you live in the city or listen to the news you will hear and read scores of headlines about rent stabilized apartments and the impending rent increases with the expiration of the existing law. The homes of many New Yorkers hangs in the balance and the seriousness has been stressed by both the Governor Cuomo and the City’s Mayor De Blassio who’s exact words were “a failure to renew the rent regulations would be an “end to New York City as we have known it.”