River to River Festival | New York, through July 16
When there’s an arts and music festival that covers the NYC waterfront, east side to west side, it’s going to be huge. The River to River Festival, now under way and continuing well into July, is one of those events that capitalizes on New York City’s well-deserved reputation for outsize swagger. Celebrating its 10th anniversary as a staple of lower Manhattan’s crowded festival scene, the R2R is a fertile source of new and evolving music (as well as art, film and the performing arts).
Two recent cases have received the type of media attention, which may cause some to re-consider that old tale and favorite children story PINOCCHIO, and re examine the words credibility and trust.
25 year old accused mother, Casey Anthony, has pleaded not guilty of the charges that she killed her daughter Caylee. The multiple charges of aggravated child abuse, capital murder, misleading law enforcement and aggravated manslaughter could lead to jurors imposing the death penalty if convicted. However, she has refused to take the witness stand in her defense.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met here on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
Col. George E. Waring, Jr. was an American sanitary engineer and civic reformer. He was an early American designer and advocate of sewer systems that keep domestic sewage separate from storm runoff.
Trained in agricultural chemistry, he began to lecture on agricultural science. In 1855, he took charge of Horace Greeley's farm at Chappaqua, New York.
The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
The Commercial TV, aka BooB Tube was conceived on July 1. It was 70 years ago on July 1, 1941 that the first commercial TV station started broadcasting, turning a novelty into a business. 70 years later, and we have hundreds of channels, featuring news, sports, reality shows and dramas, far beyond what anyone could have imagined in 1941.
The first two stations were here in NYC. WNBT (now known as WNBC) and WCBW (now known as WCBS).
Elena, Chloe and Sophia;
I Miss all three of you more than you will ever know... I send all my love and kisses to each one of you.
My Wish is For You to be Happy and I Thank God For All of You Because I truly Enjoy Sharing Time With You.
To the sweetest gals I will ever know
You're the most delightful ladies in all of the land
May each day, today and every day be happy and grand!
I Love You All Very Much!
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Happy Market Independence Week
American stock markets wrapped up one of their strongest weeks in two years with further gains on Friday, erasing their losses from earlier in June.
An unexpected upturn in manufacturing and easing of concerns about a public-debt default in Greece were the driving forces.
The Dow industrial closed on Friday at 12,582.77, a gain of 1.36 percent for the day and 5.4 percent for the week, in preliminary figures. The broader S&P 500 did much better, gaining 1.44% on Friday and 6% for the week.
NYFD has released the findings of their investigation, which indicates that a candle was responsible for the Bronx fire killing a 12 year old boy and his parents, back in April 24. Fire marshals say that blaze was an accident.
Although the building was in foreclosure and it's ownership is under dispute, the case led NYC officials to crack down on illegally subdivided buildings.