Friday, June 27, 2008
This is the newest addition to our Brooklyn landscape. 90 to 120 foot waterfalls, built from scaffolding and powered by green energy. They are highlighting the revitalization of the city's waterfronts. And in Brooklyn, this means the Brooklyn Bridge Park, which will be an 85-acre park stretching 1.3 miles along the East River. This is the most significant park development in 135 years. I'm glad we're here to see it happen.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
I have been to two special Graduations this spring, and I have yet to hear a proper version of Pomp and Circumstance. I mean the one with the full orchestra. The one that inexplicably makes you weep. My youngest sister graduated college. It seems like yesterday, that I was 12 and she was born. And now she is a college graduate, going through the paces of getting that first job. I wont elaborate (again) on how nervous I was going through that, because she'll read this. I know that she will find a place that needs her, and that she'll want to be. And then it's just a matter of setting your sail in the right direction, and finding your own north star. My dear friend Miss A graduated from nursing school this weekend. She has to take a math class this summer, but she is only steps away from being a registered nurse. A journey she started 5 years ago. A simple decision that her current situation was no longer working set her on a new course. She has definitely found her north star. Both of these graduations moved me, one for its potential, and the second for its perseverance. I really like the rituals of life, celebrating the passages. They say that this person is important to me, this moment is important to me, and a full orchestra never hurts.