Tag Archives: Irene

Federal Austerity Changes Disaster Relief – NYTimes.com

31 Aug

“To say that the only way you can come up with funding to rebuild devastated communities is to cut back on other desperately needed programs is totally absurd,” said Mr. Sanders, an independent, responding to a call by leading Republicans to balance any financial relief with spending reductions elsewhere. “Historically in this country we have understood that when communities and states experience disasters, we as a nation come together to address those.

“That is what being a nation is about,” he said in an interview.

via Federal Austerity Changes Disaster Relief – NYTimes.com.


After Irene, Jersey City, NJ

29 Aug

Liberty Marina, on the Hudson River:


Entrance to Liberty State Park (also on the Hudson):


Inside an abandoned building near Liberty State Park:


Communipaw, just South of Grand (my neighborhood):


Communipaw Avenue is on a foot path originally laid down by the Lenni Lenape, who lived here when Henry Hudson landed in 1609. He landed on the shore of what is now Liberty State Park.

For Hurricane Irene

26 Aug

I say let’s serenade the lady. Here’s the Weavers singing “Goodnight Irene” at their Carnegie Hall reunion concert.

Maybe the lady will here us, maybe she won’t. But we’ll feel better.

Still, get outa’ town if you’re living on low wet ground. Otherwise, lay in supplies and stay safe.