Swimsuit-clad models spent the morning giving away sunglasses and free MetroCards at the M42 bus stop at 42nd Street between Lexington and Third avenues. It’s all part of a month-long campaign to promote tourism in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The bus shelter was fitted with a space heater and beach chairs to get New Yorkers to think warm.

Swimsuit-clad models spent the morning giving away sunglasses and free MetroCards at the M42 bus stop at 42nd Street between Lexington and Third avenues. It’s all part of a month-long campaign to promote tourism in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The bus shelter was fitted with a space heater and beach chairs to get New Yorkers to think warm.

Extremely slow walking man and this Amtrak train arrive at my location at exactly the same time, thereby ruining the photo opportunity. See man to the right in the first photo. So I adjusted my angle and got this inferior photo. Then I took the going away shot.

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Veterans Day ceremony 2011 at the Van Cortlandt Park Memorial Grove

Today (November 13, 2011) I attended the Veterans Day ceremony at the Van Cortlandt Park Memorial Grove. It was very nice.

Some of the notable people and/or politicians who were in attendance and seen in my photos are:

  • Herb Barrett, the president of the VCP Memorial Grove Restoration Group
  • Don Tannen, of the Memorial Grove Restoration Group
  • Councilman G. Oliver Koppell
  • State Senator Jeff Klein
  • Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz
  • Lloyd Ultan, Bronx Borough Historian
  • Cantor Daniel Pincus, Congregation Shaarei Shalom

The guys marching with the flags (color guard) were from Manhattan College, Fordham University, and SUNY Maritime. Boy Scout Troop 240 (a 90-year old troop) and a Girl Scout troop also marched.

Of note, many of the veterans present (and seem to be involved with the restoration of the Memorial Grove, as well as organizing and running this ceremony) are members of the Jewish War Veterans organization.

The turn out was not very large. I wish many more people would attend, including “younger” people. It is very important to honor and remember our veterans. Please enjoy the photos.





























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This photo released by Melanie  Typaldos shows Typaldos and Caplin her pet capybara wearing his  Halloween custome. The capybara, Hydrochoerus Hydrochaeris, is a  semi-aquatic rodent of South America. It weighs about a hundred pounds,  and is about 2 feet tall at the shoulder.
(AP Photo/Courtesy Melanie  Typaldpos)

This photo released by Melanie Typaldos shows Typaldos and Caplin her pet capybara wearing his Halloween custome. The capybara, Hydrochoerus Hydrochaeris, is a semi-aquatic rodent of South America. It weighs about a hundred pounds, and is about 2 feet tall at the shoulder.

(AP Photo/Courtesy Melanie Typaldpos)

Snow covers trains at the Shady Grove rail yard. Photo courtesy WMATA by Larry Levine.

Snow covers trains at the Shady Grove rail yard. Photo courtesy WMATA by Larry Levine.

Snow and ice build up along Metro’s escalators at the Smithsonian Metrorail Station. Too much snow hinders their ability to function. Photo courtesy WMATA by Larry Levine.

Snow and ice build up along Metro’s escalators at the Smithsonian Metrorail Station. Too much snow hinders their ability to function. Photo courtesy WMATA by Larry Levine.

I tried to print out my free coupons from the CVS coupon printer machine, but it was showing a Windows desktop instead of the coupon printing program! So I used to touchscreen to play a game of solitaire.

I tried to print out my free coupons from the CVS coupon printer machine, but it was showing a Windows desktop instead of the coupon printing program! So I used to touchscreen to play a game of solitaire.