Tag Archives: New York

Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

Hi F&F, For this week’s photo challenge: escape, I’m posting a few photos of the Metro Tech Commons (MTC) located in Downtown Brooklyn. It stands in the center of Brooklyn’s business district which boasts more than 17 million square feet of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

Hi F&F, This Sunday was the TD Five Boro Bike Tour. The 40 mile route takes thousands of cyclists through all the boroughs, including the best borough, Brooklyn. In fact, the tour passes not far from where I live and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

Hi F&F, I’ve been enjoying the many submissions for this week’s photo challenge – color.  I noticed that lots of folks looked up for color; sharing images of the sky in azure, cerulean, and cornflower. Even more people cast their … Continue reading

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Sh*t (Transplanted) New Yorkers Say

Hi F&F, This video was shared with me by a friend and fellow native New Yorker, Monique.  It cracked me up. A word of WARNING – This is NOT a tutorial for the newly transplanted resident.  Yes, New Yorkers have … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

Hi F&F, On September 15, 2011, I and tens of thousands of New Yorkers gathered together at the Great Lawn in Central Park to listen to Andrea Bocelli (and guests) sing and make beautiful music. If you saw the PBS … Continue reading

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Images from the 101st Commemoration of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Hi F&F, Today is the 101st anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. On Friday I attended the annual commemoration event sponsored by Workers United.  Today the honoring of the dead continues with CHALK; a public art project to honor … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

Hi F&F, A typical New York City street scene will usually contain the following elements:  Hot Dog Cart – The city that doesn’t sleep does a lot of eating on the street. We have the newfangled gourmet food trucks or … Continue reading

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A City Gal’s Guide to Surviving Hurricane Irene

Hi F&F, It’s T-minus 6 hours before that bitch Irene shows up.  Where I live natural disasters are unnatural but, by all accounts, Hurricane Irene will be visiting New York City Sunday afternoon. Truly a weekend houseguest from hell. The … Continue reading

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Yesterday Independence; Today Emancipation; Tomorrow?

Hi F&F, I am a proud African-American. Yesterday, on July the 4th I joined my countrymen in celebration of Independence Day. Today, July the 5th, I join my black brothers and sisters in celebration of Emancipation Day. Slavery officially ended in New … Continue reading

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