Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/26/2023 - 10:23

After working in NYC for over a decade and then moving out to the West Coast for business reasons, I moved to The Bronx.

More than three stooges will try to persuade you they know the top places...

A Slice of NYC Paradise

Submitted by ub on Sat, 04/15/2023 - 21:24

Just a few minutes from Manhattan Island on the 6 Subway headed Uptown untill the last stop is a walkable paradise island.

City Island offers all the attraction, charm and convenience of a small New England fishing village that will make your day trip worthwhile.

Summer is outdoor season in City Island, with thousands of visitors to the restaurants and nearby Pelham Park and The Bronx Riviers. Family-owned shops are also a must.

ub 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.…

ub 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
ub 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
ub 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. 

ub 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
ub 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.

Best and Worst

Submitted by ub on Thu, 03/09/2023 - 14:06

Have you ever wanted to circle the globe and travel worldwide? The following are recommendations and early warnings.

Around the World in 80 Days is based on the 1873 Jules Verne novel of the same name. Here are the recommended countries and those that aren't safe for American citizens to select as travel destinations.

First, the ⚠️ warning ⛔️ nations not to travel abroad now.

A Slice of NYC Paradise
ub 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.