Entries tagged with: NYC
photos by Paul Lurrie
As discussed here, constantly on TV, in the papers and elsewhere, Hurricane Sandy decimated the Rockaways last week and the people there can still use your help, though it's great to hear stuff like this:
Volunteers showed up in droves today and the residents of Rockaway cannot thank you enough. We have had such positive feedback from the community, calling you "angels" and "superheroes." These folks are eternally grateful, as are we! For anyone who volunteered today, please feel free to share your experience with the group. THANK YOU!Head to the Rockaway Relief Facebook page or NYCService.org to find out how you can help.
On Friday (11/2), Belle Harbor resident and photographer Paul Lurrie took some photos of the devastation around his neighborhood and in the neighboring and also mourning Neponsit, Queens (The Rockaways consist of Arverne, Bayswater, Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Far Rockaway, Hammels, Neponsit, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, Roxbury, and Seaside). View more below...
photos by Chris La Putt
"New York's gay pride parade filled Manhattan's streets Sunday with thumping music, blaring whistles and thousands of marchers dancing and waving rainbow-colored flags.More pictures from Sunday's parade, below...
The marchers included a group of Bergen County parents who joined the parade to support their gay and lesbian children.
"Thank you!" someone in the crowd lining Fifth Avenue yelled as the roughly 20 members of the Bergen County chapter of the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, or PFLAG, marched by. "I wish my parents were here!"" [NorthJersey.com]
Reverend Billy in the 2009 Coney Island Mermaid Parade (more by Barry Yanowitz)
It's election day today. Don't forget to vote. You can find your NY polling site here. Once there you have the option of voting for Reverend Billy Tallon for mayor. Billy is glad he ran. Check out a letter he posted today, entitled "Glad I Ran", below....
photos by Bao Nguyen
It was fright night in Greenwich Village Saturday as thousands of Halloween revelers paraded up Sixth Avenue dressed to thrill.More pictures from the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade below...
Creepy ghouls, spooky ghosts and a multitude of Michael Jackson-lookalikes came out of the shadows under the cover of darkness, and even the pouring rain couldn't dampen their spirits.
"I think tonight is one of the best nights ever," said Angel Estrella, 38, from Bedford Park, in the Bronx, who was dressed as the Wizard of Oz's wicked witch of the West.
"I don't think it's been this packed, despite the weather.
"I'm soaked but I feel great."
Several groups of up to 50 people performed dance routines from Michael Jackson's Thriller and Beat It videos in tribute to the King of Pop. [Daily News]
Fats & Bloomberg @ Pink Elephant, NYC - Nov 8, 2007 (CRED)
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today presented the Key to the City to music legend Fats Domino in honor of his efforts to raise money for struggling musicians in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. After the hurricane, which destroyed Domino’s home in the Ninth Ward and forced his evacuation to Baton Rouge, Domino returned to New Orleans to rebuild his house and help restore the City’s morale. [PR]