It was originally dubbed the College of Police Science in 1965, but students considered the acronym (COPS) undignified. A contest was held to find a better name (the prize, half a gallon of Scotch). Theodore Roosevelt was rejected because he was already memorialized in other institutions. Objections were mustered to Felix Frankfurter — the name, some said, invited ridicule.
Just in time for Halloween, members of the Bernard L. Madoff family have emerged from wherever they keep themselves to squeeze a little more money from anyone willing to pay attention to them. The holiday is the perfect occasion for this sort of venture. It is the season for ghouls, isn’t it?
Can we dispense with apartment building trick-or-treating?
I’m not the Ebenezer Scrooge of Halloween. Quite the contrary. There’s nothing I enjoy more than a creative costume. If you’re having a party, invite me. I’ll show up with bells on — literally, as a Christmas Ornament. If there are themed festivities around the city — balls, cruises, the Greenwich Village parade — I’m there, in spirit if not by invite. But if you’re a parent, do yourself a favor and stop with the high-rise candy begging since most people don’t even bother to open the door.
It would be hard to overstate the level of preposterousness that surrounds Jon Gnarr, the punk rocker-turned-comedic actor-turned mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland. Mr. Gnarr was elected in 2010 after he formed a quasi-satirical political party, the Best Party; his campaign promises included putting a polar bear in the city zoo and offering free towels in the swimming pools — as well as a promise to break all his campaign promises.
A construction worker was killed after a building he was working in collapsed and buried him under six feet of rubble in the Bronx on Saturday afternoon, the police said.
The tattoo parlor on the ground floor of the Chelsea Hotel was nearly empty on Saturday afternoon, and Ivan Arte, a worker there, said he had only one scheduled appointment, a man coming in to get a half-sleeve dragon with flowers.
It’s difficult these days to walk around the city without finding fungi growing in planters, on wood mulch, or at the base of trees, so I wasn’t surprised to discover a beautiful cluster of red-shellacked reishi mushrooms growing fan-like at the base of a tree at the College of Staten Island.
Here is a slide show of photographs from the past week in New York City and the region. Subjects include the opening of the first casino in New York City, a record-breaking gift for the High Line, and haunted tours through the State Capitol.
Do you own a condominium? Are you looking to own one? If you are, continue reading. There are some important things to consider when purchasing or renting your own space – your condominium.
Apparently, you want your independence and are ready to enter the world of satisfaction you have by owning your own “piece of the rock”.
If you own your own condominium, you have probably put a lot of time and money in getting to where you are now, so you need to remember to protect your investment. That can be done by obtaining Florida Condo Insurance. “Really?” you might ask. Yes. Your parents are a good source of information as far as getting good advice, and they would likely tell you to protect your investment.
But, you might wonder how to obtain coverage. Well, just click on the search engine of your favorite browser and enter the words Florida Condo Insurance. That’s all it takes, and you are well on your way to protecting your new source of pride.
You may wonder just why you need insurance on your condo. It is simple. Your home is probably your biggest investment. Your home furnishings and your vehicles are also large investments that are associated with your home. These things could all be gone should difficulties such as fire, water damage, theft or other natural disaster occur. No one would be there to pick up the pieces for you. You are on your own if you don’t protect yourself with Florida Condo Insurance.
So prepare for the future by protecting what you currently have. You’ll be glad you took the few minutes it takes to “be prepared”.