Essay: On Running New York

John Lindsay is not a man to let his troubles get him down. Although a million pupils are out of school, firemen are on a "slowdown," and other public strikes threaten, New York's Mayor seemed as exuberant as ever last week. Returning from a television appearance, he met TIME Correspondent Lansing Lamont for an interview at Grade Mansion. Reported Lamont:

LINDSAY looked elegantly dashing in a dark blue suit and blue tie. We met in his basement office, where the walls are decorated with drawings by his children, a "Shirley Temple for President" poster, and a selection of gilt-framed old prints. There...