Hurricane Sandy was a once in a lifetime weather event for the New York, in fact, the tri-state area. New Yorkers proved remarkably resilient and kind to one another in this crisis. We have seen and appreciated the outpouring of help and volunteerism from our fellow Americans, that saved many lives. And some of the lucky people have been able to try and return to normalcy with flood insurance checks and funds from FEMA. But what about the folks who are stuck in horribly unhealthy conditions, awaiting the long overdue monies that Congress held up? The folks in Far Rockaway, Queens can’t forget about Sandy, as the wreckage of their homes, lives, and the very moldy air they breathe is a constant reminder.
New Yorkers, please check out a petition to help folks in Far Rockaway HERE. Let your Mayor know what your wishes are for Far Rockaway.
This local chiropractor hosts a food drive for New York area food pantries every year to great success, whether there is a disaster or not. His annual food drive will take place Thursday, November, 29th at:
Sandy has just devastated the New York and New Jersey, particularly in the coastal areas. I have very limited access to the internet, so my posts may continue to be intermittent for the next few days at least. Rather than attempt to describe what it was like, I am just going to post some video shot by resident Stormchaser Scott McPartland.
Last Saturday, some friends and I went to Union Square to sample the farmer’s market there. I came home with greens, tasty heirloom tomatoes and carrots and some sweet maple syrup! If you live in the area, go get yourself some good local food, they have veggies, dairy, grass fed meats, wine and cider. Trust me, you will be glad you did.
Then, we treated ourselves to a light lunch at McSorley’s Ale House, about a twenty minute walk from Union Square into the Village. Continue reading →
Another reason that the American taxpayer should be on a mission to stamp out bullying in our schools and institutions, you know, besides the fact that is morally right, is that it could cost us big bucks. Continue reading →
Here is a link to a company that is part of the solution to environmental and city fiscal issues, in my humble opinion. The New York City Sanitation Department would probably not agree with me, but I would like to see less trash on the sidewalk and sanitation trucks clogging up streets when trying to get to work. BigBelly Solar: Eliminating the Waste in Waste Collection.
Duff’s Brooklyn is the best bar for metal heads, hands down. I’ve been known to down a Corona or two in one of the most highly decorated spaces known to man. Loud metal, hot, crazy sexy bartenders, and the coolest tavern-owner ever can be found there, not to mention the occasional musicians dropping in from all over the globe. Continue reading →
America is a very sick country, and sickness is big business, and business is very, very good. Health insurers and healthcare providers rake in record profits year after year, and in fact, stand to benefit further from President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which they fought so hard against to the tune of $86.2 million contributed to the Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading →