Only thing that's on my mind
October 18, 2012 3:21 PM Subscribe
going to run this town tonight?
posted by eustacescrubb to law & government (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
In the chorus of Jay-Z's song "Run This Town
," Rihanna asks the (rhetorical) question
: "who's gonna run this town tonight"?
Of course, i know Hova intends that we assume he is going to run this town, but I was listening and got to thinking: who really is
going to run this town tonight? Obviously I know New York City has a mayor and a City Council, but let's assume it's 3AM and the day-to-day things need to get done in New York. Who's de facto
in charge? What happens if there's a mild emergency? If a thing needs to happen quickly, who makes it happen? How does the city that never sleeps get its business done between sunset and sunrise?