Poor Viewing Areas For 4th of July 2012 Fireworks in New York City

Years ago, the fireworks show on July 4th used to be held on the East River.  I remember going there and standing on the elevated highway.  The view was amazing!  It was also real close to where my mother’s apartment is.  If we wanted to, we could have just gone to the roof, but goingContinue reading “Poor Viewing Areas For 4th of July 2012 Fireworks in New York City”

NYPD Overkill: More Police than Protesters

What ever happened to the Occupy movement?  Reports about the activities of the group used to be on television on a daily basis.  Did people lose interest after the eviction from Zuccoti Park?  Was that the end of the high drama that could keep viewers coming back to tune in to the news reports? OrContinue reading “NYPD Overkill: More Police than Protesters”

National Night Out (Against Crime) 2011

Well, it happened yesterday so this isn’t so much a post about looking forward to observing it as it is about, “Oh look. Llamas and donkeys. Why are those in Campos Plaza?” This immediately reminded me of a joke I heard about Singaporeans.  A teacher (in Singapore, with Singaporean students) asks her young students (think,Continue reading “National Night Out (Against Crime) 2011”

Fight Spills Into 14th Street, Causes Traffic Jam

Yesterday, I was coming back into the city from New Jersey on the PATH train and got off at 14th street.  My plan was to hop on the bus and then go back into the subway at Union Square to head uptown to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  I wound up having to get backContinue reading “Fight Spills Into 14th Street, Causes Traffic Jam”

How Many Times Per Ride Do the Cops Need To Check My Papers Just To Ride The Bus?

Seriously.  I feel like I’m trying to enter another country when I’m riding the new, supposedly improved SBS service.  If you’re not familiar with these SBS service buses, they’re supposedly a great new way to get around town that will be faster than a normal limited bus.  They also supposedly save the city money.  I’veContinue reading “How Many Times Per Ride Do the Cops Need To Check My Papers Just To Ride The Bus?”