Tag Archives: NYC
Oy Vey, U.S.A.!
Let’s face it–this Wisconsin controversy is pretty important, and something called “The American Dream Rally” sounded intriguing to me. It was set for Saturday, February 26 in City Hall Park, near my favorite old stomping grounds in Lower Manhattan. So … Continue reading
Oy Vey, JFK!
As I write, the regional planning honchos are joining together at a conference in Lower Manhattan to debate the future of our local airports–to be specific, JFK…and Jamaica Bay. A foot of snow may have delayed the breakfast portion of … Continue reading
City Luminaries Descend on Bayswater–for an Hour or So
Well, the Mayor and his entourage of city agency heads came—and went. An impressive array of bigwigs stretched across the dais—about 30 in all. Seeing these individuals in a group makes you realize that women are well-represented in the Mayor’s cabinet, but African-Americans … Continue reading
Mayor Bloomberg Heads to Bayswater
Come one, come all! Town hall meeting hosted by Bayswater Civic this evening (Mon. Jan. 24) at Bayswater Jewish Center, 23-55 Healy Ave., starting at 7 p.m. Featuring Mayor Bloomberg and numerous commissioners of city agencies. The mayor is wise … Continue reading
The Vandalia Dunes Are Gone–Is Four Sparrow Marsh the Next to Go?
Frankly, I’m shocked about the new stores being proposed for just north of the Flatbush Avenue exit of the Belt Parkway, near Toys R’ Us. However, members of Community Board 18 in Brooklyn have “warmed” to the idea, according to Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal. I’m sure … Continue reading
Oy Vey Rockaway Stats–2010 in review
Thanks readers! You helped me get “Oy Vey Rockaway” off the ground by visiting my site. It’s been very entertaining to write for you and I look forward to sharing more pictures and stories about local life in the New Year! The statistics gatherers at … Continue reading
Round One–NYC Waterfront Advocates Dispute Rockaway’s Claim to “Sixth Borough” Title
I did not attend the waterfront conference in Manhattan yesterday, sponsored by Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance. For those of us in the contingent work force, that would be rough. What I earn each week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday pays the rent. However, the … Continue reading
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
Oy Vey, Jamaica Bay!
Nothing like a Hunter’s Moon setting over Jamaica Bay. Except, perhaps, that same moon setting over the marsh islands of Jamaica Bay, restored to some semblance of their natural, 18th-century beauty. Verdant with native Spartina grasses, not choked with reedy phragmites (the bellwether of distressed marshes), … Continue reading
Is There a Democrat in the House? And Could Somebody Get Me a Pair of Scissors?
How appropriate–Weiner’s standing on the far left, Turner’s on the far right! It got downright unruly over there at the Bungalow Bar on Thursday, October 21. The candidates for U.S. Congress, Weiner and Turner, were invited to speak at a … Continue reading