Saturday, April 29, 2017

soulfood saturday

Friday, April 28, 2017

bend over and crack a smile

Amazon’s ECHO can handle life’s annoying details.

Now Amazon has launched the “ECHO LOOK”, a still and video camera to document your fashion while linked to the cloud.

You shoot pics and videos of your outfit and upload them to friends.

Their STYLE CHECK feature can grade your outfit and advise you as a personal stylist would.

Do you find this amazing?

I find it amazing we are raising young people so oblivious to privacy they want a microphone and camera in their bedroom. Uploading to the cloud.

What could possibly go wrong?

it’s a wildlife

Yeah, that was Bronck’s River back in about 2011. 

A lot has changed since then. 

Park officials say they have removed 70 cars and about 30,000 tires. 

This is NEW YORK CITY’S only freshwater river.

It starts in Westchester County and runs for 23 miles until it flows through Soundview and into the sound.

The river is named after Swedish-born settler, Jonas Bronck,
 who farmed the western bank in 1639.

And the Bronx is named after the Bronck’s river.

In 2007, a beaver species driven out of New York waters 200 years ago was discovered with a 12 foot mud and twig lodge.

A variety of animals actually live in the Bronx.

Have a warm and fuzzy weekend.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

mad $killz

The old Willlis Avenue Bridge opened on August 22, 1901,
 at a cost of $2,444,511.00

The bridge was replaced in 2010.

Using an inflation calculator, we can see the same buying power in 2010
 is roughly 60 million.
So did the new bridge cost about $60 million?


The Federal Department of Transportation replaced the bridge and the ramp onto Bruckner Boulevard at a cost of $612 million.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

art scene south of Houston

Austin H. Throckmorton (1821-1889) was a partner 
with James L. Jackson and Peter H. Jackson in the late 1850s. 

He was an iron moulder from as early as 1848,
and he is recorded at 55 Goerck St. from 1852 to 1860.