Sunday, November 29, 2015

Vintage Subways and Buses Will Run on Sundays Over the Holiday Season in NYC


NYC subway Nostalgia Trains to run on Sundays in December.
Posted by NYC: The Official Guide on Sunday, November 29, 2015

Global Climate March: Clashes in Paris as Protesters Rally Ahead of COP21

Global Climate March: Clashes in Paris as Protesters Rally Ahead of COP21 | NBC New York

"French riot police fired tear gas at activists protesting as part of global climate demonstrations Sunday, on the eve of the COP21 climate summit in Paris, NBC News reported.
About 200 protesters, some wearing masks, fought with police on a street leading to the Place de la Republique, which has become a gathering place for Parisians since the terror attacks on Nov. 13."

So soon after the terrorist attacks...shameful!

Extreme Marathon


It's one of the most extreme races in the world... a #marathon in the Antarctic where temperatures remain below zero. The winner finished in 3:35.
Posted by FOX 5 / Fox5NY.com on Sunday, November 29, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

And so it has come to pass...

Snow is inevitable. Might as well be paid for it.


There were a lot of times last winter when NYC was covered in snow, and while it hasn’t arrived yet, New York City...
Posted by NYC 311 on Saturday, November 28, 2015

Gentrification in a Brooklyn Neighborhood Forces Residents to Move On

Gentrification in a Brooklyn Neighborhood Forces Residents to Move On - The New York Times

"Between 2000 and 2010, Crown Heights and the two neighborhoods to its south and east, Flatbush and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, all areas with large West Indian immigrant populations, each lost from 10 to 14 percent of their black populations, according to an analysis of the 2010 census released by the Department of City Planning."

Top Billionaires and They're Young!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Tree Carnage on Ocean Parkway


A beautiful stretch of the Ocean Parkway east mall  from Avenue Y and Avenue Z no longer has any trees.  The Parks Department has been manic in its removal of healthy trees although they say say it is because of Hurricane Sandy but one look of the top photo shows that the tree canopy was full.  But was this really necessary? Companies contracted by the Parks Department have removed a ridiculous number of trees along Ocean Parkway.  At a very high cost.

Swatstika is a symbol of peace at this school

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Listening In: Cronkite, Lady Bird On The Death Of A President

CBS newscaster Walter Cronkite announces the death of President John F. Kennedy.Listening In: Cronkite, Lady Bird On The Death Of A President : NPR

The image of Walter Cronkite taking off his glasses as he announced President John F. Kennedy's death on Nov. 22, 1963, is one that seems seared into our collective memory — even for those of us who weren't around to see it live.

Nearly 40 years later, Cronkite revisited that moment and the rest of that unsettling day in a piece that aired on All Things Considered on Nov. 22, 2002.

7 schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan to set admission quotas

The seven schools will reserve up to 60% of its seats for English learners, as well for kids who are in the welfare system or have incarcerated parents.7 schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan to set admission quotas - NY Daily News

Seven Brooklyn and Manhattan public elementary schools will set admissions quotas to enroll a more diverse mix of students starting in September, city schools boss Carmen FariƱa said Friday.

Under the ground-breaking plan, which could have far-reaching implications for a school system tarnished by segregated classrooms. The schools involved will reserve up to 60% of seats for English learners, students in the child-welfare system or kids with incarcerated parents.

Holding the Media's Feet to the Fire

How Kurtz on Media Buzz