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Posted Nov 30, 2009 at Coastal Skies.
Sam Bowyer usually wakes up at 12pm, everyday. He eats a bowl of cereal, grabs a glass of orange juice, and makes himself comfortable in his computer chair. Like most people, Mr. Bowyer enjoys checking his email and surfing the internet in the morning. What makes Mr. Bowyer different is that he doesn’t then go to work, or school. Instead, he plays World of Warcraft for hours. Here is some background behind the game: Mr. Bowyer started playing World of Warcraft three years ago. It was his senior year of high school, and he started playing because of ads that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2009 at Coastal Skies.
"People are looking for a change here in New York City," says John Liu, who recently won the position of Comptroller in the election held earlier this month. During these tough economic times, civilians are looking towards government officials for help. Despite the fact that people are losing their jobs and are barely making enough money to survive, bills and the expenses of living in New York City keep rising. According to Mr. Liu, city officials "Really need to get our act together and get everybody as best as possible out of this difficult time." Below is an excerpt taken... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2009 at Coastal Skies.
Prospect Park is a 585 acre urban oasis located in the heart of Brooklyn. Prospect Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux during the 1860s. The man made park draws in over 8 million visitors a year. Features of the park include Long Meadow, which is the largest stretch of unbroken meadow in any US park, various nature trails, stables and Brooklyn's only forest. While Prospect Park may be lovely for humans, it's a paradise for dogs. At the Long Meadow Dog Beach, dogs are allowed to take a swim in the lake. The Park has also... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2009 at Coastal Skies.
For my final project, I would like to report on how the recession is going to effect shopping during the holiday season. I will look for people to interview and I will ask them how they feel the recession has effected their shopping habits. I intend on asking if they plan on spending more, less or the same as they did last year. I would also look up retailer's information online to see how their sales are doing. Are retailers sales still slumping, do they expect a rise in sales with the upcoming season. I will also look into what... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2009 at Coastal Skies.
A brief look at the new President of Brooklyn College, Karen Gould. She is the first woman to become President of Brooklyn College in its 79 year history. Before becoming the President of Brooklyn College, Gould was the chief academic officer at California State University, Long Beach. This awesome post created by: Christina Rodriguez, Crystal Chohan and Myself. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2009 at Coastal Skies.
Big Apple Comic Con is coming to New York this weekend! Exciting! Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2009 at Coastal Skies.
With temperatures on a steady decline, it's apparent that Fall is here. With the arrival of a new season, comes the influx of new fashion. The big trends for fall aren't all that different from last year. They include leather jackets, faux fur, leggings, hot pink accents, distressed denim, and plaid. The reason why the trends are similar to those of last Fall is due to the recession. Designers and retailers alike are not willing to take big risks when it comes to apparel. With sales on a constant decline, they simply can not afford to do so. So instead,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2009 at Coastal Skies.
According to a Quinnipiac University Poll released earlier today, Bloomberg is defeating Thompson in the mayoral race 52-36 percent. Bloomberg holds many devastating leads. He leads 75 - 12 percent among republicans and 61 - 25 percent among independents. The numbers are split among democrats 46-46. Bloomberg also leads among 62 - 26 among whites and 53 - 37 among hispanics. The only real lead Thompson has is among black voters, 53-37 percent. One of the reasons why voters aren't comfortable with Comptroller Thompson is because they do not know much about him. His website isn't very helpful either. His... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2009 at Coastal Skies.
It would appear to be that William Thompson Jr. stands no chance against current mayor Michael Bloomberg when it comes to winning the mayoral election. While this has nothing to do with credentials, it has everything to do with money. Bloomberg has already spent $40 billion of his own money in advertisements. Thompson on the other hand, has only raised $6 billion thusfar. Since Thompson is incapable of battling Bloomberg financially, he is targeting him where it hurts. Although Bloomberg has consistently been given high approval ratings at opinion polls, there is one issue which most voters do not approve... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2009 at Coastal Skies.
Do not be surprised if you find a duck in Brooklyn, walking down 92nd Street and 7th Avenue. This is because the Poly Prep Country Day School, located in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn has become an animal sanctuary. Poly Prep, which encompasses 25 acres, has a lake and plenty of greenery making it a comfortable environment for the ducks, rabbits, turtles and chickens that wander the property and call it home. Even though the property is private, and therefore laced with security, people can still feed the animals through the fence. "I come and feed the animals every weekend," Amanda Rae,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2009 at Coastal Skies.
Melida Katz, who has worked as an attorney for several years, claims to be a winner, as well as a fighter. Katz recently told Gay City News that "“I’m not afraid to fight. I like a good fight. But I like winning my point of view better. And building a consensus and getting to a good result.” Katz wins include 90,000 units of affordable housing, and more than 6,000 blocks down-sized across New York City. She also claims authorship to 16 bills, including the first national lawrequiring HMOs to give women access to OB/GYN services without first obtaining a primary... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2009 at Coastal Skies.