New York: No Honeymoon

For John Vliet Lindsay, New York City's first Republican mayor in 20 years, the honeymoon ended even before he took office. With retiring Mayor Robert Wagner off on an Acapulco holiday, Lindsay, 44, was saddled with the responsibility for a costly, crippling transit strike that became all but inevitable hours before he was sworn in.

His administration has worn a crisis air ever since. Last week, his tenth in city hall, was no exception. Starting with a virus infection that kept the mayor in bed for two days, it ended with a new rash of charges that Lindsay is ruthless, power-hungry...

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