Facebook decided to ask me where we went to college.
One of the answers that it gave was a high school. Epic Facebook fail!
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Many folks find themselves traveling to Israel in a pilgrimage to the Wailing Wall, aka the Western Wall, where they write down a prayer, fold it, and stick it into the cracks of the wall. (Because that’s the best way to talk directly to God, obviously.) What many fail to realize, is that the a Wailing Wall right here in Brooklyn.
Look, someone left a prayer with hopes of riches in the wall.
So head on out to the Kings Highway N train station in Brooklyn. There are plenty of cracks to be filled with prayers. Let’s all hope that someone will pray for the many large, vertical cracks to be fixed before the entire station literally falls apart and upon commuters.
Then, when the Culver Viaduct rehabilitation project got underway, construction crews knocked off the top portion of the building.
Then they took all of the brick off of it.
Then they bricked/rebuilt the building and left it to look like this for approximately one year.
Then for some odd reason construction crews took down all of the year old brickwork.
Finally, after being knocked down and rebuilt twice, it currently looks like this. We appreciate that they put up the old graffiti covered stones at the top of the building this time around.
We can’t help but wonder if there is room in the budget for the building to get torn down and rebuilt for a third time. Maybe even just to have the project go over budget. It would almost be a shame if it wasn’t.
Happy Veteran’s Day! Big ups to our g-pa in heaven for surviving the fight against the Nazis during World War II and for proudly wearing our nation’s uniform, despite it also being of the same uniform that was responsible for the murder our then elderly German great-grandmother after the end of the war (Thanksgiving dinners, YIKES!).
Remember vets, you went to war to make sure that some rich guy can safely park his giant and completely unnecessary sailboat at Manhattan’s in Battery Park.
Well done! We salute you!
This was the scene in lower Manhattan on Saturday afternoon. The power was still out down around the Battery, up towards the seaport and the World Trade Center (despite the news saying power was restored to lower Manhattan) and crews were working hard to restore it.
Not pictured are the many tour buses that were still running through the crews working to restore in the powerless lower Manhattan. Yes, the sightseeing tour buses of New York were still able to get gas/diesel, but the people who were without power and heat a few miles away and within the same city were not. How was this possible?
Also, regarding the loss of power, if anyone out there needs a reason to not allow themselves to become obese, think about this scenario:
You’re morbidly obese at 600 pounds and several stories up in a hospital when the electricity goes out and the hospital’s back up generator(s) fail. The hospital needs to be evacuated. Can you guess who will be the last patient to be evacuated after he/she spends several days in the hospital without power?