Category Archives: Meet Your Fellow Man

The 3-Cs at work: charity, compassion, cooperation.

People Marching (and Standing) for Something

Well, at least you can call it a victory in this sense–410,000 people in New York City were NOT watching football on Sunday afternoon.  With apologies to my family and friends in Pittsburgh and Indianapolis–I must say, that’s something I would celebrate! … Continue reading

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Death of the Last True Hero: Goodbye, Pete Seeger

His aura was exceptional. His voice had failed years ago, but that aura remained.  Few can render an old-time folk song these days without attracting snickers.  Pete never needed to worry–he practically perfected that musical genre in his lifetime.  If … Continue reading

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In Praise of WFUV

One of my favorite cause buttons carries a simple message:  “The best things in life aren’t things.”  A fixture of my life these days is non-commercial radio and television, where I now get much of my news, entertainment and creative … Continue reading

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Tourists in Our Own Town

You’re almost at your destination when you see the first person walking down the block sporting a long, furry tail.  You are within walking distance of a ‘comic-con,’ those wildly popular, so-called ‘geek conventions’ dedicated to comics, graphic novels, anime, … Continue reading

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Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

I couldn’t resist featuring the stunning hydrangeas of Rockaway Park in the header photo this week.  These bushes are located in the gardens that surround the apartment building at the north end of Memorial Circle (Rock. Beach Blvd. between Beach … Continue reading

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Got Activism? Clearwater Festival 2011 Breaks Records

They say that rot is rampant in the social fabric, and all the heroes have died. A decade ago, columnist Russell Baker commented aptly that the few American heroes left in sports, politics and business all “came down with terminal … Continue reading

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Mailboxes are not Bulletin Boards. Street Trees Belong to Us All. Norman Rockwell’s Paintings Do Not.

Home values are affected by many factors.  Exclusive zoning is critical, and a tidy-looking, tree-shaded street scene contributes value to all the homes located on a particular block. When I was looking for a new apartment six months ago, the outdoor … Continue reading

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Red Hook to GWB or Bust! Hudson River Sloop Clearwater’s 2010 Pumpkin Sail

The group’s tagline is: “Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders.”   You can say that again! Since its maiden voyage in 1969, the 106-foot long Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has welcomed aboard more than half a million young people and hundreds of … Continue reading

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Is it a Place for Birds, or for Planes? It’s Floyd Bennett Field!

Citywide Champs, Channel View-Beach Channel Girls Lacrosse at FBF An awe-inspiring blue-ribbon panel has been named by Congressman Anthony Weiner and Senator Charles Schumer to address the future of Floyd Bennett Field, that huge Gateway National Recreation Area property on Flatbush Avenue … Continue reading

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C-Span Should Have Been There!

I have to say I was impressed with the 60 or so Rockawayites who came out for the “town hall” last evening.  This was not your usual Rockaway gathering!  Eric Ulrich and James Sanders of the City Council jointly ran a tight, effective 2-hour meeting and … Continue reading

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