Monday, January 30, 2017

"Everyone wants ta get inta da act." - Jimmy Durante, Billboard Magazine, 1949

Fast forward to 2017.   Enter Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (claiming "He Will Not Divide Us.") at the American Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria:


















Be sure to check out 0:13 to 0:23 at the video start below, Van Bramer Chief of Staff and All-Round Ass-Kissing Flunky, Matthew Wallace, telling a bystander to scram from the camera's clear view of his boss.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Steinway Mansion Mystery - Who Owns This Land?


From the recent photo of December 11, 2016, construction fencing snakes its way up the inclined land which juts out into 41st Street (between Berrian Boulevard and 19th Avenue).  This fencing has existed there since April of 2015.  Who owns this land below the fencing?

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Area views (below) of January 18, 2017 show the fencing has now been removed on the inclined land and also has been moved  further back to the area immediately in front of the warehouses.  Additionally, street asphalting has been completed in the area originally included in the fencing.

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QUESTION.   What is the legality of this undertaking?  And just who owns this inclined land indicated below?

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Lion in Winter. The Steinway Mansion, January 7, 2017.


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Monday, January 2, 2017

Xiè Xie. When In Rome, Do What The Romans Do.


Spotted recently in Flushing at a senior center/catering hall: