Tags - Gotham
Corey Bearak
Jun13
Hear that music
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Some people tell this commentator that I Live for the Music. I concede I missed live music. Last night with our friends Eric and Jar we checked out a band called Rock Steady outdoors at Lamotta’s in Port Washington. It’s drummer, Andy Lavin, is a member of this tribe that hosts this commentary. And this coming Thursday, at 6:00 p.m., everyone can e

Corey Bearak
May02
Consequently, So Long
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Some may have noted someone MIA....again... at the Gotham Happy Hour. Sometimes the logistics work not at all. The intention remain. Parental duties intervened. Our son yesterday moved into home number 10 yesterday morning; his parents helped him and his fiance finish their “exit” from downtown Brooklyn across Adams Street from where his uncle work

Corey Bearak
Mar21
Join us as Gotham Rocks!
Posted By : Corey Bearak

As more of us get vaxed and the weather warms – after all we rejoice in the arrival of Spring today, one can envision a return of a summer concert season focusing on outdoor venue. Not sure yet on that as two concerts that were rescheduled to May got rescheduled to next fall. Indeed, many shows we planned to attend before the advent of COVID-19 got

Corey Bearak
Feb28
The eyes have it.
Posted By : Corey Bearak

I did not expect to follow last week’s blog welcoming the return of Mets baseball tomorrow. A Newsday article yesterday, a discussion at the Gotham Brad Scherer Happy Hour Friday eve and an email exchange with Mr. Title is Vital attorney and fellow tribal member Roy Fenichel induced today’s commentary; Roy even took the exchange to twitter after I

Corey Bearak
Jan31
The Battle Must Go On
Posted By : Corey Bearak

This involves nothing political or otherwise.   Perhaps early but still excited because I know this show will go on. I miss live concerts. Followers of this weekly commentary know well this commentator’s enjoyment of live shows. So last Wednesday, I looked forward to a planning meeting for the return of the Gotham Battle of the Bands® this year. C

Corey Bearak
Jan10
Alone Together
Posted By : Corey Bearak

I often look back at what I drafted the previous year before I compose the instant blog.  Peaking at that 2020 commentary really focused on the contrast in how we live today, still under a Pandemic but hopefully vaccinated, or on the verge of receiving this protective measure.  Last year – joined by a few friends – I watched a playoff game albeit n

Corey Bearak
Nov22
A Green Thanks
Posted By : Corey Bearak

When we selected a new date to announce the Gotham Green Awards® – delayed by the COVID 19 Pandemic and originally planned a week following Earth Day 2020 – I proposed just ahead of Thanksgiving. So as Wednesday’s blogger, Carly Meyer Bentley, shared last week, Gotham held its ceremony last Tuesday, November 17. Eight awardees. Our new Gotham Green

Corey Bearak
Sep27
Gotham Goes Green
Posted By : Corey Bearak

(Editor’s note:  This blog got superseded by “Ruth” last week in recognition of the passing of the true Wonderwoman)   I enjoy recognizing those who make a difference in our communities and the world.  This explains my involvement in the Gotham Green Awards®.  Established by Gotham City Networking, Inc.® and GOtham GREEN®, the awards recognize peop

Corey Bearak
Sep20
Ruth
Posted By : Corey Bearak

I generally know the topic of a blog in advance and, today, I expected to urge folks to apply and/or encourage others to apply for the Gotham Green Awards®. Circumstances changed and how. Between dinner and dessert Friday eve, I learned that we lost a veritable national treasure — Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bad

Corey Bearak
Sep06
All Summer Long
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Tomorrow often signals to many the end of the summer even though the solstice come a few weeks later. Sitting outside with Shelly before we dined on our deck, she noted how she how Monday would normally mean the end of a summer break many – students and most who work in city schools – enjoy; she also volunteered how that no longer applies to her (P

Corey Bearak
Jun28
A little rain don’t bother me
Posted By : Corey Bearak

The title represents one of two relevant song titles I considered after deciding on this blog. You see I had another topic in mind – another discussion – perhaps another day, certainly another blog. When I retired for Friday eve, I opted to bring the laptop upstairs to leave on the dining room table for easy outside deployment yesterday. The laptop

Corey Bearak
Mar29
Strange Days....Indeed
Posted By : Corey Bearak

The phrase titling this blog comes from lyrics in a John Lennon tune. If I just chose the first two words, it recalls the title of The Doors’ second LP, Strange Days, featuring their second hit, “People Are Strange.”   We keep reading how less busy those not working in “critical” aka “essential” functions find themselves. Perhaps. Not here. Since t

Corey Bearak
Mar22
Postponed
Posted By : Corey Bearak

I had looked forward to to a few road trips – well long rides – using my songs of the road playlist but it seems like many plans a lot of us looked forward to – Postponed. Indeed, over the last few week, many events I helped planned and/or planned to attend got the new “P” word; in a few circumstances, another word applied – “canceled.” I prefer po

Corey Bearak
Feb09
Gotham Battle of the Bands® in play
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Often my first show of the season involves a Gotham connection. Last year, it was a show at My Father’s Place that Shelly and I attended with Vincent and Susan Russo. Often, The Gotham Battle of the Bands® (“BOTB”) works out as my first show of the year. This year, definitely not to be. Marisa and I take in the Eagles later this month at MSG. A few

Corey Bearak
Jan26
Shows Up
Posted By : Corey Bearak

No secret to frequent followers of this blog, and to many (most? All?) who know me how much I enjoy music, especially of a certain genre. Yesterday, I saw a tweet between two City Council Members I know that I think was trying to equate the quality and state of music today to politics today and a comparison to an earlier era. I replied my view that