Back in the early days, when most Americans were on a very tight budget. Oftentimes, New Yorkers would venture down to Battery Park on a hot summer night and ride the Staten Island Ferry for entertainment. In those days it cost a few cents. Today, it is actually free. If you ask, you will find that some New Yorkers have wonderful memories of buying standing room tickets for various shows. I seem to recall seeing one of these shows and it is to this day, one of my many marvelous memories.
Does everyone know that NYC has a Rat Island? It is near City Island, but not home to a huge colony of super-rodents.
It was purchased from Native Americans in 1654 by the Pell family, the island’s name may have come from the inmates who were then jailed on nearby Hart Island. Back then, inmates were nicknamed rats. If they were lucky enough to escape, they swam to Rat Island first before making a go at nearby City Island.
In the 1800s, it was the location of the Pelham Pesthouse, a yellow fever hospital that quarantined 40 people.
A number of people are realizing a need for something most of us take for granted - SLEEP.
Sleep in an important part of every ones overall well being, yet many suffer from sleep disorders.
Here are some suggestions to make sure you get the sleep your body needs:
Stay out of bed until you feel like sleeping..
Eliminate noise as much as possible. Ear plugs may be necessary.
No pets in your bed because these will definitely compromise your sleep cycle.
Reduce light, as it affects the way your brain produces hormones which regulate sleep.
We’ve decided that there is way too much bad news being covered, so we're turning over a news leaf. From now on we will make every effort to start covering more positive news and to offer our readers a balance. We are not proposing to cover only good news and nothing else. What we will make every effort to do is to try and balance our coverage with inspirational news, feel good stories and water cooler content.
Bronx Cheer is used tongue in cheek and sarcastically because it is not a cheer. It is used to show disapproval. The term originated as a reference to the sound used by some baseball fanatics attending games at Yankee Stadium, which is located in the Bronx, New York City.
It used to be that making a Bronx cheer was to make a noise signifying silliness. It was made by sticking out the tongue between the lips and blowing to make a sound reminiscent of flatulence.
WHOSE FAULT IF WE DEFAULT? US Dysfunctional Congress.
NORWAY HEARING. Oslo Continues to Search for Victims.
HEATWAVE BREAK. Northeast Temperatures Drop.
NY TEEN & 3 OTHERS MAULED IN ALASKA. Mama Grizzly Attacks.
NY SAME SEX MARRIAGE LAW. Bloomberg Officiates At Wedding.
New Yorkers should take a moment to make a disaster plan by downloading the Ready New York calendar. Filled with regular reminders that break planning into small, quick steps, these calendars can help everyone work preparedness into his or her schedule.
* Select the Mac or PC file and save it to your desktop
* Unzip or extract the file
* From the Outlook toolbar, click File -> Import and Export
* Select "Import from another program or file" and click Next
* Select "Comma Separated Values (Windows)" and click Next
The Grand Concourse featured the sounds of Quisqueya today. Situated in the heart of the fastest growing Dominican community in New York City, the West Bronx parade rivals the Midtown-Manhattan celebration in excitement and attendance with its more home town carnival atmosphere. Saludos, Mama Juana!
The merengue and bachata both started at 12 noon and the parade ran south on the Grand Concourse Blvd from E. Tremont Ave to E. 167th Street, steps away from Yankee Stadium.
Que Viva La Vigen De Alta Gracia!
We're still having a heatwave, so dress for coolness. Wear light tops and shorts. Now, time to go outside... Take a deep breath and be cool. The good news is that the hot, humid triple-digit scorcher, which taxed ConEd's electrical grid and made life uncomfortable is expected to simmer down, but forecasters say the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic will still be under that darn heat dome, which refuses to die. The National Weather Service says temperatures will begin to ease, but are expected remain in the 90s.