For the first time in a decade-long fight against a garbage site slated to be built in surreal proximity to public housing, a report has been published that exposes not just the absurdity of this one site, but the absurdities and weaknesses of the entire plan it is a part of.
For Bloomberg bloomdoggles that sticks for any length of time, I'd like to apply for credit for the invention of a German-style compound word, "Dinglebloomdoggle," this being a bloomdoggle that's really hard to shake loose.
Known as the 91st Street Marine Transfer Station (or locally as "The Bloomberg Dump"), it will occupy 2 acres and be 10 stories high. Hundreds of garbage trucks a day will bring thousands of tons of garbage and then dump it into barges.
As I attempted to pack, to determine what had meaning, I realized that while I had been waiting for my life to start I had been building a life. Filling the space with objects provided permanence that I otherwise lacked.
Here are ten good reasons for Bill de Blasio to change his mind about ramming a massive two acre, ten story high garbage site into the heart of a residential neighborhood with over 2200 public housing residents within a quarter mile.
Pakistanis have little respect for public property, that is, the natural and human-made properties accessible to all members of the society. This lack of respect for public property reinforces corruption that runs through every artery of the Pakistani economy.
When people think of classic rock voices, Steve Perry from Journey and Freddie Mercury from Queen come to mind. Take their vocal styles, add to them the sounds of great operatic composers such as Puccini and Verdi, and a completely new and original musical form is born.
Trumka lays down a searing challenge to the right-wing economic royalists who are funding climate change denial: "We must embrace science, and I am here to say that climate change is real and climate change is dangerous."