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What are the Name Origins of Brooklyn Landmarks and Neighborhoods
Photo by soomness All the Brooklyn names we take for granted and more to come. Brooklyn The name comes the Dutch city of Breukelen. It means marshy.
Dan Zlotnick of Somers has Room to Spare with his Music
Photo by Tom Bush IV As a young Rock n Roller, Dan Zlotnick wore a pony tail but insists that the locks didn’t make him cool. He also dismisses the myth that musicians in high school get all the girls. The Somers native side stepped the perceived benefits anyway with several long term girlfriends. Now, five years into his professional career, Zlotnick still puts aside the fringe benefits of the lifestyle, and the personal choice, suffices for the subject of his latest single.
Where do the Names of our Favorite New York City Places Come From?
Photo by udo schuklenk Queens Queens was named after Queen Catherine of Braganza. She was the wife of King Charles II of England (1630-1685).
MacGyver's Michael Des Barres – TV and Life's Rock 'N Roll Assassin
Photo by Kent Geib In 1967, Michael Des Barres first Kent Geibappeared on the scene next to Sidney Poitier in, To Sir, with Love. On stage, his role in The Dirtiest Show in Town got the attention of Andrew Lloyd Webber and led directly to the formation of the so-called glam rock band, Silverhead. He went on to quite literally survive the “decadence and indulgence” of the time that many of his musical contemporaries did not. Whether coming out of the era alive played a role in creating the assassin that was Murdoc is open to question. But selling his interpretation to the producers of MacGyver was a clear function of the excessive aspect of the age, and he definitely didn’t ease into making an impression.
Part II: Best Second Tier Episodes of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'
Photo by Gage Skidmore As in the original series, The Next Generation has a tier below "Tapestry," "All Good Things," "Yesterday’s Enterprise," and "The Inner Light." Here are installments three and four.
Name Origins of Bronx Landmarks and Neighborhoods
Photo by Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York Arthur Avenue The origin of Arthur Avenue begins with the arrival of Pierre Abraham Lorillard to the area. P. Lorillard & Co initially operated in lower Manhattan in 1760 and manufactured a tobacco snuff product. Soon after, the family bought a large tract of land along the Bronx River and named their estate Belle Monte. In 1870, the property passed to Catherine Lorillard Wolfe, and she divided the holding into a number of streets and avenues. The main thoroughfare was designated Arthur Avenue because the great granddaughter was a big admirer of President Chester A. Arthur.
Somers Solar Power Array at Twenty
In early 2015, New York Governor George Pataki set a goal by 2020 to have 15% of all schools utilizing renewable energy. The accompanying program was called K-solar, and its official launch last spring probably went unnoticed by many in the town of Somers. This despite the proximity of the gubernatorial announcement.
Even in the Next Generation, the Denouement makes All the Difference
Photo by Gage Skidmore Star Trek : The Next Generation never really mapped out the planned denouement like its original predecessor. Still, the Next Gen was able to hit the spot on multiple occasions, and here’s a few of my favorites.