Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Amalgamated Bank is having a ribbon cutting this Thursday.
WHEN: Thursday, June 25, 9:30 AM.
WHERE: 426 86th Street (between 4th and 5th Avenue) Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
WHO: Local officials (Marty Markowitz and Vincent Gentile), neighborhood merchants, educators, Amalgamated Bank’s Derrick Cephas, Fontbonne Hall students and residents.
Amalgamated’s President and CEO Derrick D. Cephas will congratulate students from Bay Ridge’s Fontbonne Hall Academy who recently won the Brooklyn Championship on The Challenge TV show.
You will also be able to place bets on when it will be robbed.
Monday, June 22, 2009
"Twitter is increasingly becoming Iranian protesters' lifeline to the outside world, as international news organizations are banned from covering the demonstrations."
If anyone is on twitter, set your location to Tehran and your time zone to GMT +3.30. Security forces are hunting for bloggers using location/timezone searches. The more people at this location, the more of a logjam it creates for forces trying to shut Iranians' access to the internet down. Cut & paste & pass it.
So get out there and join the revolution.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I've received a lot of emails and comments about the last post. Some people are sad to see the blog end, some are overjoyed.
When I started this blog I didn't think I'd get one reader. I was wrong. I had two readers...and thankfully one of them liked to use various aliases so it looked like I had more readers than I did. Thanks Joe.
I may come back to Left in Bay Ridge at some point. But right now life and new interests are taking me in a different direction.
Thanks again, everyone. I wish you all health and happiness.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Actor David Carradine, of Kung Fu fame, has been found dead, hanging by a nylon rope in a hotel room closet in Bangkok, Thailand, according to a Thai police official.LOS ANGELES (AP) — The independent forensics expert who examined David Carradine's body says the actor didn't commit suicide, and Carradine's brothers are asking for understanding as Thai authorities investigate.
"The autopsy findings and the evidence thus far available demonstrate that Mr. Carradine's death was not the result of suicide.
So far they're saying that there is no evidence of anyone else being in the room and
Carradine's friends and personal managers...brushed aside suggestions that Carradine might have taken his own life.Sounds like a night at the Gregory Hotel.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
UPDATE 3:10: They're shooting A COUPLE OF DICKS, with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan.
They're shootin' one of them movin' picture shows here in the Ridge today. Right outside Food City at 75th and 3rd. People are talkin' that Bruce Willis is in it but I can't confirm that and I'm too lazy to walk across the street and ask. I'm too busy tryin' to find Craft Services.
Posted by Mark at 1:56 PM
Monday, June 1, 2009
Last Saturday, President Obama and first lady Michelle flew to NYC to have dinner and attend the Broadway show Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.
The Republican National Committee had some choice words for the President:
"As President Obama prepares to wing into Manhattan's theater district on Air Force One to take in a Broadway show, GM is preparing to file bankruptcy and families across America continue to struggle to pay their bills," the GOP said. "Have a great Saturday evening -- even if you're not jetting off somewhere at taxpayer expense."
When misfortune strikes -
Friday, August 26, 2005- whether natural or man made –
GOV. KATHLEEN BLANCO DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN LOUISIANA
Saturday, August 27, 2005
GOV. HALEY BARBOUR DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN MISSISSIPPI
Monday, August 29, 2005- the Republican Party will respond swiftly.
7AM CDT — KATRINA MAKES LANDFALL AS A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE
7:30 AM CDT — BUSH ADMINISTRATION NOTIFIED OF THE LEVEE BREACHA Republican President will battle adversity on the front line, not show disregard for those in need.
MORNING — BUSH SHARES BIRTHDAY CAKE PHOTO-OP WITH SEN. JOHN MCCAIN
8PM CDT — RUMSFELD ATTENDS SAN DIEGO PADRES BASEBALL GAME
Tuesday, August 30, 2005When hard times hit Americans, like hard times have hit GM employees, -
PRESIDENT BUSH PLAYS GUITAR WITH COUNTRY SINGER MARK WILLIS
Wednesday, August 31, 2005- no Republican will ever do anything frivolous like take in a Broadway show.
80,000 BELIEVED STRANDED IN NEW ORLEANS
3,000 STRANDED AT CONVENTION CENTER WITHOUT FOOD OR WATER
Wednesday, August 31, 2005So next election, remember what your President did -
7PM CDT — CONDOLEEZZA RICE TAKES IN A BROADWAY SHOW
Thursday, September 1, 2005- while you suffered.
7AM CDT — BUSH CLAIMS NO ONE EXPECTED LEVEES TO BREAK
Thursday, September 1, 2005It’s the Republican Party, no the Democratic Party, that cares about you!
CONDOLEEZZA RICE VISITS U.S. OPEN
CONDOLEEZZA RICE GOES SHOE SHOPPING
January 4th, 2006
NEW ORLEANS STILL NOT SAFE FOR DISPLACED
January 24th, 2006
WHITE HOUSE REFUSES TO COOPERATE WITH A SENATE INVESTIGATION OF KATRINA
January 31st, 2006
PRESIDENT BUSH DOES NOT MENTION KATRINA ONCE IN HIS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
BUSH “SATISFIED WITH THE RESPONSE”