The situation is dire, the film warns us. We must act. But what must we do? The message of the film is clear. Public schools are bad, privately managed charter schools are good. Parents clamor to get their children out of the public schools in New York City (despite the claims by Mayor Michael Bloomberg … Continue reading Waiting for “Superman” and the Vast Charter School Agenda
I have very mixed emotions about the Bronx, where I grew up for the first 12 years of my life (1969-1980), and which remains the closest thing I have to a place I consider home, in a cultural sense. Being able to live there again while my kids were still young was very important to … Continue reading History of the Bronx, For Kids
Happy Halloween Originally uploaded by bloomfieldguy Actually, not at all. It's been five months since we bought the house, four months since we moved in, and excepting the unexpected $1,000 expense to fix a leak in the living room ceiling coming from the upstairs bathroom, homeownership in the 'burbs has been quite the enjoyable experience. … Continue reading Buyer’s Remorse
Reddog n Neenee, originally uploaded by Nudnik N Da Hood. According to CNNMoney it is, ranking it at #21 of the 25 places that have the highest percentage of singles, and an over-30 scene. Hoboken is ranked #1 (ugh), while Newark is #20. (Hat tip to the Barista.) Interestingly, this is the same East Orange … Continue reading East Orange is for…lovers?
There are 8 million stories in the naked city, plus another 2-3 million, give or take, if you count the transplants who still commute in for work from the surrounding cities and towns in Long Island, Connecticut and, yes, New Jersey. From Bloomberg to Bloomfield is my story, a native New Yorker on his third … Continue reading Breaking Ground