Millennium-eve travel to New York City turned political last week
as autocratic mayor Rudy Guiliani found himself at odds with his
usually docile police commissioner, Howard Safir.
The normally thieve-thick duo apparently fell out over the
lights of Broadway, specifically whether Broadway curtains should
rise on New Year's Eve.
Safir recommended that Broadway theaters go dark that night to
alleviate some of the expected Times Square crowding.
Guiliani, who tends to frown upon other peoples' ideas,
immediately contradicted his suddenly independent-minded
Meanwhile, thousands of tickets have already been sold and
theater owners are split over how to proceed. I guess everybody
needed more advance notice about New Year's. Oh, well, maybe next