Posts Tagged: NYC

Watching News of D Day

D Day on the Homefront

It was June 1944. It was wartime. While my father Marvin was spit-polishing his regulation army boots in the jungles of New Guinea, on the other side of the globe my teenage bobby soxer mother Betty polished up her saddles

Watching News of D Day

D Day on the Homefront

It was June 1944. It was wartime. While my father Marvin was spit-polishing his regulation army boots in the jungles of New Guinea, on the other side of the globe my teenage bobby soxer mother Betty polished up her saddles

Newspaper headline John Lennon Shot

John Lennon The Day the Music Died

“I read the news today, oh boy….” On another chilly Monday in December nearly 40 years ago, a gunshot extinguished the remaining idealism of a generation. A brief, violent moment and hope had died yet again for me That the

Newspaper headline John Lennon Shot

John Lennon The Day the Music Died

“I read the news today, oh boy….” On another chilly Monday in December nearly 40 years ago, a gunshot extinguished the remaining idealism of a generation. A brief, violent moment and hope had died yet again for me That the

Urban Middle Class – A Thing of the Past

“Want to build a wall around Manhattan?” asks this 1948 ad for Goodyear. Well in 2016 one has already been built. Billionaire Donald Trump’s pipe dream of wanting to build a wall along the Mexican Border of the U.S. may

Urban Middle Class – A Thing of the Past

“Want to build a wall around Manhattan?” asks this 1948 ad for Goodyear. Well in 2016 one has already been built. Billionaire Donald Trump’s pipe dream of wanting to build a wall along the Mexican Border of the U.S. may

Robert Kennedy Campaign For President 1968

Robert Kennedy Through the Eyes of a Teenage Girl

1968 was no ordinary time and Robert Kennedy was no ordinary candidate. The wave of young idealists propelling Bernie’s campaign feel similar to that infamous year when Bobby had fired up Americas youth. Including a barely teen age me. I

Robert Kennedy Campaign For President 1968

Robert Kennedy Through the Eyes of a Teenage Girl

1968 was no ordinary time and Robert Kennedy was no ordinary candidate. The wave of young idealists propelling Bernie’s campaign feel similar to that infamous year when Bobby had fired up Americas youth. Including a barely teen age me. I

Donald Trump NY Post headline

Trump and the Tabloids

When it comes to sleazy extramarital affairs The Donald can trump Ted Cruz  hands down. Believe me. Believe me! And as we shall see, no one respects women more than Donald Trump. Classy! In the early 1990’s Donald Trump and

Donald Trump NY Post headline

Trump and the Tabloids

When it comes to sleazy extramarital affairs The Donald can trump Ted Cruz  hands down. Believe me. Believe me! And as we shall see, no one respects women more than Donald Trump. Classy! In the early 1990’s Donald Trump and

World Trade Center 1971

Remembering The World Trade Center

News of the 9/11 tragedy found its way to me through the antiquated airwaves of a vintage Bakelite radio. Only days before, I had moved from the New York I loved to one of its  leafy suburbs. Without cable or

World Trade Center 1971

Remembering The World Trade Center

News of the 9/11 tragedy found its way to me through the antiquated airwaves of a vintage Bakelite radio. Only days before, I had moved from the New York I loved to one of its  leafy suburbs. Without cable or

vintage comic NYPD Police 1968

NYPD Black and Blue

How do we move forward when we’re stuck in reverse? We are now living in the future we looked forward to in 1968, a time when racial tensions blew up into riots expressing long simmering injustices,  a time of deep

vintage comic NYPD Police 1968

NYPD Black and Blue

How do we move forward when we’re stuck in reverse? We are now living in the future we looked forward to in 1968, a time when racial tensions blew up into riots expressing long simmering injustices,  a time of deep

vintage man with bowling ball

Ebola Panic and Bowling

Can you get Ebola from a bowling ball? The question seems to be popping up all over especially in the Big Apple. Panicked New Yorker are concerned after an Ebola infected doctor revealed he recently bowled at a Brooklyn bowling

vintage man with bowling ball

Ebola Panic and Bowling

Can you get Ebola from a bowling ball? The question seems to be popping up all over especially in the Big Apple. Panicked New Yorker are concerned after an Ebola infected doctor revealed he recently bowled at a Brooklyn bowling

vintage travel sign polio epidemic 1916

Panic and Prejudice Go Viral Pt III

Americans are suffering from a serious panic attack, as panic itself has gone viral. Ebola hysteria is spreading faster than the virus itself, creating a climate of fear mongering, misinformation and intolerance. Along with frantic calls for travel restrictions and

vintage travel sign polio epidemic 1916

Panic and Prejudice Go Viral Pt III

Americans are suffering from a serious panic attack, as panic itself has gone viral. Ebola hysteria is spreading faster than the virus itself, creating a climate of fear mongering, misinformation and intolerance. Along with frantic calls for travel restrictions and

Man expressing fear

Panic Gone Viral

Scarier by far than any Grimm’s Brothers fairy tale, or even an episode of the Twilight Zone, were the stories my grandmother would tell about the time a virulent polio epidemic swept through NYC in 1916. While  war raged over

Man expressing fear

Panic Gone Viral

Scarier by far than any Grimm’s Brothers fairy tale, or even an episode of the Twilight Zone, were the stories my grandmother would tell about the time a virulent polio epidemic swept through NYC in 1916. While  war raged over