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Monday, March 9, 2020

Visiting The Firemen's Memorial- Sunset March 8, 2022

Today was a beautiful early Spring day 
( oh, the possibility of another snowfall is never out of the question)... as I often do, went to Firemen's Monument on Riverside Drive at West 100th Street just to meditate a little and to enjoy the views over the Hudson.

People there as sometimes taking pictures or just relaxing on their walk along the trail in Riverside Park...

Saturday, January 4, 2020

FDNY Throggs Neck Houses Battle Over New Patches, Mottoes

Arrival of Hell's Angel's Provokes Throggs Neck FDNY Dispute...

The arrival of new Hells Angel's Clubhouse creates argument between firehouses..

The arrival of a new Hell's Angels Cubhouse in the Throggs Neck section in the Bronx has provoked a dispute between two FDNY Firehouses over who can  now claim ownership of the Angels' presence, to be reflected in new badges and mottoes.

Engine 89, Hook And Ladder 50 claims that is has the rights to the new Angels association and will have a new motto " Born to be Wild" and a new badge to replace their current one

"I mean," said one Firefighter who wanted his name withheld," who wants to be called the Cuckoos all the time when we have the dynamic new input of the Angels here?"

The Cuckoo's claim is, however, disputed by FDNY Engine 72/Satellite 2, which says because of its long -time association with "Bikerdom" should be the place to take on the new Angels-glorified image.

"Why should those Cuckoo pussies be able to steal our "rider" image?" said one fireman at Eng 72. "The Castle here is more into it then the that other place, whom we have ordinarily nothing to do with if we can help it.
"The whole thing is a horrible joke", agreed another firefighter at Eng 72, who also asked not to be named.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Wikipedia and Bandwidth Use

Wikipedia, as many of you know, is a division of Wikimedia, - wow, time has flown, it is 18 years old now-(started 2001)

And  BandWidth Usage of Wikipedia:

This is a pretty interesting story is one graphic relating to it from

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Jimmy Kimmel/ El Barrio's Bravest Continued

Jimmy tries sliding down the fire pole..

And then has them all in audience of his show

Jimmy Kimmel Visiting El Barrios' BravestT

This is one of my favorite FDNY firehouses, El Barrio's Bravest, on Third Avenue in Manhattan..

Jimmy and Guillermo make firefighting themed pancakes for the crew there while they are out on a run

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Happy Halloween!

Well, it's Halloween again..
Well, wishing every one a great  and safe is 
me rehearsing my act

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Training Institute for Mental Health has annual dinner

The Training Institute for Mental Health,  which does such a fantastic job of creating below-market rate therapy for all sorts of people in New York City, recently had its annual dinner at the beautiful townhouse of the NYC Kosciusko Society.

Above: Here I am with John McCaffrey, long time friend and Director of Development for TIMH.

Guests at dinner

Elegant food and surroundings made for a perfect evening for donors and friends

The  beautiful locale, townhouse on East 65 th Street in Manhattan

For more about TIMH;

For more about TIMH:

Feal and Friends Thundering Forward

John Feal and his cohorts are finally getting their message across to Congress and the Senate..

former NYPD officer Luis Alvarez, now in his 69th round of chemo from Sept 11 related cancer, appears before House Subcommittee.

In an inspired speech, Jon Stewart lambasted the small number of Congress members who showed up for the hearing. He also berated the stupid Congress for forcing Feal, him and others , many ill and dying, to keep coming back to plead for the help they deserve. He pointed out that such aid was already being given to Nuclear Plant Workers and Coal Miners.

One of the FDNY firemen who has already survived cancer asked why President Trump has never even posted one tweet in favor of the bill ( The answer is obvious: Trump is a con artist who plays other people for all they are worth and works his childish, weasely way around everything. This tactic works with a huge number of Americans, because the Democrats have no effective counter proposals that make sense. For instance, treating illegal aliens as victims and demanding they be given all the rights of citizens and having them "jump the . queue" of people who have immigrated here legally.

Democrats just see illegals as more voters for them, which is why they will ultimately keep pushing to giving them not only housing, food . stamps and welfare money ( which veterans with PTSD usually do not get)  and of course are already allowing them to vote ( San Francisco, that weird city where Nancy Pelosi lives behind a big wall herself).

Monday, April 22, 2019

EASTER PARADE- Fifth Avenue Manhattan . April 21 2029


Another colorful Easter Day Parade in Manhattan on Fifth Avenue..

Bonnets as they were, tons of well as singing and dancing

Sunday, March 24, 2019

My Swan Song as a Fire Buff


My swan song as a NYC fire buff. Not worth the effort any more; firehouses are almost totally closed to the public except on Open House days and even then videotaping is forbidden and firemen are not allowed to say anything about anything unless chosen to do so by the FDNY and know the script's all very boring. Even this photo is barely allowable now. City chooses people who can legally take pix of fires ( of course, cannot keep regualar news organizations away; has an official Video guy who is somebody's nephew,or something typical of an increasing already clannish department. DeBlasio speaks at Fireman memorial, totally hypocrisy by all concerned; all a phoney facade like so much else in a declining NYC, where illegals will be given the right to vote no doubt after they get drivers licenses...Corruption is worse than ever and greed is better than ever here...

Monday, February 11, 2019

The wonder John Feal

I don't think anyone has worked as hard on behalf of Ground Zero first responders and others working on "The Pile" as John Feal, who was a demolitions expert working on the site.

He has lobbied politicians in Washington. D.C/. along with a group of people that includes Congressman Peter king, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and very notably TV comedian John Stewart.

This is the whole fantastic story from NPR;

Historic Cuba: Sound Footage 1928-29

From "True West"

Recovering from stomach flu. Reading book I got from NYC Fire Museum on History of the FDNY.

Fiddle Clog

Fiddle clog

Just more fun

Sunday, April 29, 2018

My Latest VidEo of Central Park- April 28. 2018

Yes Sping is Finally Coming to NYC

Nowhere more evident than in Central Park-- and here is link to my new video:

Friday, June 2, 2017

Training Institute for Mental Health


Thursday, May 11, 2017

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