Tags - New York
Corey Bearak
Dec13
Pretzel Logic
Posted By : Corey Bearak

This blog concerns some “wonders” of Gotham. I planned another topic. I committed myself to another topic. Somehow Friday’s blogger On Dec 11, 2020, at 4:39 PM, Fred Klein wrote: Great blog subject convinced me to share this account.  Sometime around 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, as I am leaving my car, I hear WFAN Craig Carton telling Evan Roberts t

Corey Bearak
Nov01
Voting Makes A Difference
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Since Gotham allowed me to regularly blog in this space I used this Sunday before Election Day to urge folks to exercise their right to vote.  It remains something I feel very strongly about.  The first professional remarks I ever drafted involved such participation in our electoral process.  An editorial I drafted during law school where I edited

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
Feb16
Let's extoll service on the eve of honoring two greats
Posted By : Corey Bearak

President’s weekend honors our first and 16th Presidents. Why not honor them by extolling public and community service? Many we know toil in government gigs at all levels. Next time your see them or speak to them (or email or message them), just thank them. Many of them and many of you also perform some community service. Describe something better

Corey Bearak
Sep08
Return to Grand Junction
Posted By : Corey Bearak

It’s a new beginning today.   Yes my Jets start their season this afternoon with many of us holding rather high expectations, especially for the offense. I certainly plan to tune in this afternoon. But today’s blog covers another re-boot of sorts.   This beginning involves a homecoming of sorts.  A return to New York. Several years ago our daughter

Corey Bearak
Mar24
'Cause it matters
Posted By : Corey Bearak

With Spring comes a number of “flings” – that means fundraisers. Many adopt causes. Some causes adopt others. Some come from relationships and involvements. Certainly explains mine.   I chair the Board of Directors on Services Now for Adult Persons (“SNAP” before the acronym had other worthy uses!). The Board’s biggest concern involves the complet

Corey Bearak
Feb24
Queens rocks!
Posted By : Corey Bearak

After I put last week’s blog to bed, I noticed responses on twitter to a New York Times column that appeared on line last weekend – ahead of its appearance in print, one week ago today. The op-ed played on the apparent rejection by Queens residents of Amazon. The writer – incredulously to this commentator and many who shared their own valid views o

Corey Bearak
Sep30
"5"
Posted By : Corey Bearak

So much experienced last week. Some truly tragic involving loss.  Revelations about hurt inflicted on others. Developments (ongoing) on the government side (not just in D.C.). A very successful function supporting a great program including its two centers serving seniors (where I serve as board chair). A great concert and an anniversay both of whic

Cayce Crown
Aug02
Your Turn
Posted By : Cayce Crown

"Your Turn," that is the name of the 10 min film you are encouraged to watch if you are chosen to be in the Jury select pool in New York State. It promotes the idea that you are doing a great service and the trials will be "fascinating." I'll leave it up to our litigating Gothamites to answer that one. For $40 a day, if you are not being paid be an

Corey Bearak
Jun05
Choosing what & how to view
Posted By : Corey Bearak

It starts with a box. Charter Communications recently acquired TimeWarner Cable (TWC). It provides my Internet, cable TV and home phone. Apart from what's now called TWC New York 1 (cable news), nothing really distinguishes the service from its competitor which in one configuration or another provides the service for the phone number longest ass

Cayce Crown
Sep30
Film Festival Re-Redux
Posted By : Cayce Crown

DEADLINE APPROACHING!! I am replaying my post about our FIFTH ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL to make sure every tribe member gets a chance to hear about it. Please spread the word, we only have a couple of weeks until the deadline. More below. It's getting to be that time of year again. The website has just gone LIVE and we have a Facebook page ! Yes, I'm

Cayce Crown
Sep16
NYCID
Posted By : Cayce Crown

Another glorious perk from being a New York City resident. Today I applied for my NYCID. Yes, I have a perfectly legal driver's license and even an up-to-date passport, but the NYCID is the gift that keeps on giving. It was easy breezy, you go to the website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/index.page and set up your appointment. There are many loca