Yesterday was September 11, 2011. Let’s not forget. Let’s not forget those who died in the tragedy ten years ago, the many real heroes among firefighters and police officers and simple citizens who lost their lives protecting that of others, and those who lost loved ones, and those who suffered and still do, those who fought bravely and…Details
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Staten Island, however close to us, remains sort of a no man’s land. When our friend Frank, Marie and I visited Greenbelt Park this Sunday, I think the three of us combined had less than ten lifetime visits to the island under our belt! The woods were quite deserted and storming with mosquitoes, probably hurricane-bred. We walked and…Details
A stormy day, too little time to explore. I had assumed the Green-Wood cemetery would be like Calvary in Queens. It is nothing like it. Beside the obvious visit to the ancestors, one goes to Calvary for the broad open view towards distant Manhattan. In Green-Wood, the beauty is at close range. No views of…Details
While hurricane Irene bore down on New York City last night, so steady in her course and yet spinning more wildly than a runaway top, I considered reminding my esteemed readers that both this blog and the storm it was writing about share a common origin. But then I thought that might be bad luck and I went…Details
The funny thing is – or maybe it’s not funny – when a hurricane and the Eastern Seaboard interact, the result is an explosion of wild numbers. Here’s the picture so far, gathered from various sources of mitigated reliability: Close to one million people without power in Virginia and North Carolina; Nearly 10,000 flights cancelled; 5…Details