Thursday, April 30, 2015

Parking Lot

Parking Lot. Soho, NYC, 2015
There was a time when you'd find these small parking lots in the empty spaces between buildings all over the place. Now, almost every one we had in the neighborhood has been snatched up and replaced with ugly big buildings, slick glass monstrosities with no souls. Even lots, as narrow as little more than a car's length.... are bought by developers intent on building highrise condo's to sell and rent out at ridiculous prices. These spaces were/are as much a part of the character and beauty of this city as anything else which marked it's once unparalleled style, unfortunately, at breakneck speed, I am witnessing the eradication of history, and the destruction of this city's unique character by the greedy real estate machine, intent on obtaining every inch of available space in order to build something new to block out more and more of the blue sky and sun. Bah.

Monday, June 23, 2014

First Week Of Summer


The year is moving rapidly, or slowly, depending on your viewpoint.  I can see it both ways, and I have, but Summer tends to fly for me.  Certainly taking a vacation during this season, which I like to do, causes time to move at warp speed; just like they say, "time flies..." (you know the rest).  But then I find the remainder of the year tends to barrel ahead after that.  It's as if I'm still recuperating from the sadness of the end of vacation, getting back into the swing of city life, and shaking sand out of my ears and clothes, when suddenly there is a countdown to Christmas, and I'll realize everyone is in the midst of Holiday planning, and many who do are thinking about potential New Year's resolutions.  Whoa Nelly, stop the presses!!  Let's just enjoy this day, and this week.  See if we can stretch it out a bit, shall we?  Life is happening every day, so, join me in enjoying that.  Happy First Week of Summer!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Confirmation Of Suspicions: Facebook Fraud


I dont' intend to make my blog about Facebook's shady business practices, but forgive another post on the same topic.  If my previous post was not enough to sway anyone from spending money on Facebook ads or boosting, perhaps this video, supported by like findings by the U.S. Inspector General regarding the State Department's own Facebook page, or the BBC's Technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones.

Additionally, even if you have a Facebook Business Page and never pay to boost posts or promote your Page, don't think that the likes you are getting are necessarily genuine, either.  This explains.