Submitted by ub on Thu, 04/20/2023 - 11:01

As a longtime New Yorker, a former AP Bureau Chief, and a practicing Christian who attended Catholic schools I object, dear Lord.

William Donohue is also known as Billiy The Bully and claims the nearly $500,000 raise he received was part of an exit package approved by the board. However, he is still on the job and continues trying to bully the free press and specifically AP, my alma mater.


Submitted by ub on Sun, 04/02/2023 - 18:25

Are you one of those Americans who've had it with boards and are Moving On Up from Condo to House in the 200 Largest Cities?

Single-family homes are cheaper than condos in 20 of the largest U.S. cities. Other urban hubs list houses for more than double — or almost triple — the median price of condos.…


Submitted by ub on Sat, 04/01/2023 - 10:08

I was curious about the following phrase throughout my early years as a young journalist, first in Miami, then in NY, DC, and LA.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going” idiom emphasizes that when conditions become difficult, strong people take action. Strong-willed, adamant, aggressive go-getting, grittily, gutsy, pertinacious, pigheadedly, and purposefully.

Hart Island Park

Submitted by ub on Fri, 03/24/2023 - 10:02

More than one million impoverished bodies have reportedly been buried here. Now It's becoming a public New York City Park.

Hart Island is located at the western end of Long Island Sound, in The Bronx in the northeastern portion of New York City. Measuring approximately 1 mi long by 0.33 mi wide, Hart Island is part of the Pelham Islands archipelago east of City Island.

Hart Island, a potter's field where New York City has buried its unclaimed dead for over a century, will finally accept visitors this year.

Marvelous Miracles

Submitted by ub on Sun, 03/19/2023 - 07:53

Watch these video models. The miracles began 100 million years ago in the midst of the breakup of the supercontinent Pangaea.

At the beginning of the animation, the continents that will become Africa and South America are already recognizable, with the Northern Hemisphere continents coming together tens of millions of years later. Blue shows the flow of water, while red shows the intensity of the deposition of new sediments by erosion. 

Guatemala is Guatemejor

Submitted by ub on Fri, 03/17/2023 - 11:19

The ruins of a Mayan city were found buried under a forest in Guatemala. This Republic is a country in Central America. 

It is bordered to the north and west by Mexico, to the northeast by Belize and the Caribbean, to the east by Honduras, to the southeast by El Salvador, and the south by the Pacific Ocean.


Submitted by ub on Thu, 03/16/2023 - 08:54

It may seem like success for most Americans earning a six-figure salary, but it feels more like five figures at the end of the year.

Do you know how far your money goes? Well, it depends on where you live. In a central metropolitan area, that annual six-figure paycheck is reportedly worth just $36,000, after taxes and accounting for the steep cost of living.

According to an analysis of 76 of the largest US cities, that is, to see where $100,000 goes furthest

Crosstown Traffic

Submitted by ub on Tue, 03/14/2023 - 09:01

Ranking 390 cities across 56 countries, including all six continents, the Traffic Index measures cities worldwide.

It measures by their travel time, fuel costs, and CO2 emissions, providing free access to city-by-city information. You, drivers, city planners, automakers, and policymakers, can use the index to help tackle traffic-related challenges.

Flushing or Shanghai?

Submitted by ub on Fri, 03/10/2023 - 20:14

During a recent visit to Chinatown in Queens, NY, it felt like I was walking down a crowded street in Shanghai, China. 

In the past, Yirong and I went with neighbors Elena and Bill to Flushing for shopping and to enjoy pleasant meals, but last time the street traffic was awful, and the pedestrian walkways were worse.

A Slice of NYC Paradise

Submitted by ub on Sun, 03/05/2023 - 11:35

This tiny New York City community offers several unforgettable experiences that give visitors insight into the area's historic charm.