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Three Cheers for Cultural Appropriation

By BARI WEISSAUG. 30, 2017 I haven’t watched MTV’s annual Video Music Awards since Bill Clinton was president. I was wearing a plastic choker and Alanis Morissette won for “Ironic.” But I wish I had tuned in this Sunday night. The award show was a veritable orgy — not of sex, but of cultural appropriation. First [...]

By | 2017-08-31T10:36:47+00:00 August 31st, 2017|other stories|0 Comments

Potsdam – Meet Bessie and Jessie Pickens in an original Musical Revue “C’MON IN”

Pickens Hall is alive with its General Store and Opera House. Sopranos Samantha Stinson and Elaine Kuracina team up to do a    " fun"raiser for Pickens 'Hall. This is a unique musical  that tells about the granddaughters of John Pickens.  Bessie and Jessie sang in  vaudeville when young.  Bessie became an internationally known opera singer. [...]

By | 2017-08-31T14:25:18+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|other stories|0 Comments

Maria Lisella, Queens Poet Laureate

Since You Asked I am from dank wine cellars in South Jamaica…from cousins named Johnny, Joey, Nicky and Frankie who harvested Queens grapes. I am from a line of women sporting artichoke haircuts and pink collars. I am also from a Carmine Street tenement that lost its address in the last century. I am from [...]

By | 2017-08-27T17:28:54+00:00 August 7th, 2017|other stories|0 Comments

Dismantling and Lowering the Kosciuszcko Bridge Truss

Here is a time lapse over about 8 hours of the lowering of the Kosciuszcko Bridge truss on July 25th and 26th, 2017 to a barge. The bridge was opened in 1939. They originally were supposed to blow it up, but that didn't happen. The infamous roadway is being replaced with a new bridge right [...]

By | 2017-08-27T17:28:55+00:00 July 28th, 2017|further investigations|0 Comments

Blissville: A Memoir by Rebecca Cooney

Blissville: A memoir by Rebecca Cooney, Installment 1 of a 12 part series Manhattan is a backdrop to my small neighborhood of Queens, officially named Blissville. It’s an isolated corner of the borough, bounded by an industrial creek, a cemetery big enough to cover three neighborhoods, and an expressway that stretches all the way out [...]

By | 2017-07-07T13:51:23+00:00 July 7th, 2017|further investigations|0 Comments

World’s Fair Grounds and Flushing Meadows Development

These are pictures of Corona Queens and Flushing Meadows developments by Robert Moses for the World's Fair of 1939. The massive building project affected Blissville in that highways were built and communities were displaced. Thanks to Christine Benson of the NYC Parks Department for the photos.

By | 2017-07-16T12:50:11+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|further investigations|0 Comments

Nyack – Post from the Seed Exchange

  The first time I came to Nyack, I helped myself to some seeds. Years before we ever thought about leaving the city, I visited Nyack for an art show at the Edward Hopper House. A close friend had some sculpture hanging in the garden, I believe from rubberbands. It was his rubberband period. We [...]

By | 2017-07-11T13:11:00+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|other stories|0 Comments

Radio Free Blissville Short

  Short narrative about a pirate radio cult. The story concerns a pirate radio cult that operates in post-future Brooklyn from the back of a customized electric car. Since the short was created some very odd, friendly, and eerie coincidences have transpired which I wanted to collect in one article.  

By | 2017-07-14T16:54:47+00:00 July 1st, 2017|further investigations|0 Comments