Posts Tagged ‘ Dyker Heights ’

Merry Christmas, Staten Island

Merry Christmas, Staten Island

Last December, as you may remember, I went to my old neighborhood of Dyker Heights to share some of the more ostentatious seasonal displays with our readers. This year I decided to stay on the island and visit a local hair salon which was holding a toy drive for families who’ve been impacted by Hurricane Sandy,...
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Sandy Recovery

Congregation Ohel Abraham, located at 136 Amador Street, is accepting any and all donations today from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M, according to the Staten Island Parent. The New York Blood Center has list of emergency blood drives throughout New York and New Jersey. We’re also republishing the list of distribution centers and relief operations from Occupy...
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Hurricane Sandy Relief (Brooklyn)

My native borough is hurting, but there are ways to help Brooklynites out. The Flatbush Council is holding a Hurricane Sandy Relief Drive today-it’ll last for the next three hours. Here’s the info you’ll need: Flatbush Council will be accepting donations of clothes, blankets, food , hygiene products and other necessities for those effected...
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Hurricane Sandy Update

Update to the Update: The Atlantic has some remarkable pictures of the storm.  More Hurricane Sandy photos and videos, courtesy of GizModo. The New York Daily News is tracking Sandy.  Atlantic City is living up to its name, and parts of the Bronx appear to be underwater. Connecticut is also being hit pretty hard....
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Christmas in Brooklyn

Christmas in Brooklyn

The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in some parts of this country, despite our venal politicians. One neighborhood in particular, Dyker Heights, seems to exude that spirit every December. Enjoy. 
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Memorial Day: Part II

Memorial Day: Part II

I just wanted to conclude my Memorial Day coverage with some fun pictures I snapped during the course of yesterday’s parade. Some of the more interesting photographs-such as the one above-are of the military hardware and modes of transport on display during the parade.
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Memorial Day In Brooklyn

Memorial Day In Brooklyn

I’ll attempt to keep my commentary to a minimum, since I don’t think I can add much to the images I’ll be posting today. The image above is of the Field of Flags, a memorial to the 266 New Yorkers who been killed in action during operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and associated theaters of...
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