Live 2 Love NY, Live to Love it 🙂
Tropical storms and hurricanes have been given names since 1953.
Names alternate between male and female and always run in alphabetical order. Names of hurricanes that do a great amount of damage are retired and never used again.
Here is the list of the Hurricanes 2012 that have either hit or are scheduled to hit the Atlantic in 2012:
In the event that more than 21 named hurricanes occur in the Atlantic in a season, additional storms will take names from the Greek alphabet: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, etc.
So as announced on November 3rd 2012, Tony is promised to “visit” NYC area on upcoming Wednesday. Let’s just hope for the best as we are all still recovering (some better, some way worse) from Sandy.
Source: partially http://www.About.com
After several long days of hard work by Conservancy staff, Central Park will be open again tomorrow at 8:00 am. Although some landscapes remain closed for continued work, we welcome the public to enjoy the Park again.
There are over 550 trees destroyed or damaged in the Park due to Hurricane Sandy. Find out more about the damage and see photos of our cleanup work on our website. Get the latest updates on Central Park by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
We’re able to care for the Park thanks to the support of our members. Join us today and support your Park!
October 30th 2012
Leave Me In My Dream
America is the land of opportunity. It’s the place where dreams come true. Or used to come true as to remain dreaming becomes trendy. Instead of making your dreams happen, you just stick to them by not waking up. That’s the apparent motto.
The recent torture caused by hurricane Sandy has divided the dreamers from reality-lovers. Not in a good way. Some were dreaming of being smarter than the officials, professionals, meteorologists and others by not living the areas of mandatory evacuation. Those were also giving the “911” reported 100.000 calls in an hour (instead of usual 1.000) trying to get out of the mess. Others, mainly tourists, were “happy they could even experience a hurricane by visiting the City”. Really?! Another madman has made it to the news by jet skiing during one of the greatest, if not the greatest, floodings of Battery Park in Manhattan. Kids posed for their crazy parents on Brighton Beach awaiting the storm in clothes matching their umbrellas. Come on, guys. This should not be true.
To be accurate, I truly understand those, who were not able to leave their homes and my thoughts and prayers go to each and everyone affected by the storm, but honestly – those described above were of a different caliber.
People buying meat to “survive the power outrage”. Guys pumping their tanks full to survive the flooding. People literally walking down the streets during a massive windstorm ignoring all kind of warnings. That should not be true either.
But let’s blame the stress factor in this case. I have experienced “Sandy” myself and all I can say is – your mind does shut down partially when the 80+ mph winds plus rain and water come your way.
But normal days are not different.
A youngster wants to become a Doctor of Science by “skipping” Bachelor and Master studies. At 21. Reality check, please.
Ladies’ newest trend – “to eat in a darkness, so the kcal won’t count”. Say what?
People not willing to work, neither study, at all. College kids expecting good scores “right now and right here”. Yes, there might be some “NY attitude” in play, but those who have introduced “it” to the world did work their greatest assets off. Period.
Perhaps it is time to wake up before we fall into fulltime insomnia?
Not just physically, but mentally as well. We make this decision every day.
Let’s think positively and work hard on putting this beloved City back on its feet in the aftermath… and us as well. There not just the politicians to blame.. Go figure.
Live 2 Love NY, kids. Live to love it.
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These pictures have been taken right before the hurricane Sandy has hit NY. Please enjoy the beautiful views and consider visiting the park when the situation will get under control. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the residents of Roosevelt Island. Please stay strong.
About the Park
In the late 1960s, during a period of national urban renewal, New York City Mayor John Lindsay proposed to reinvent Roosevelt Island (then called Welfare Island) into a vibrant, residential community. The New York Times championed renaming the island for President Franklin D. Roosevelt and constructing a memorial to him, remarking: “It has long seemed to us that an ideal place for a memorial to FDR would be on Welfare Island, which…could be easily renamed in his honor… It would face the sea he loved, the Atlantic he bridged, the Europe he helped to save, the United Nations he inspired.” The man chosen to give shape to this idea was the architect Louis I. Kahn, one of the masters of 20th century architecture. Governor Nelson Rockefeller and Mayor Lindsay announced the project in 1973 and the appointment of Louis Kahn as its architect. In short order, the Governor became Vice President of the United States, Louis Kahn finished his work and died unexpectedly, and the City of New York approached bankruptcy. It required patience, memory and determination – on March 29, 2010, 38 years after its announcement, construction of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park began.
Visit the source – OFFICIAL FDR 4 FREEDOMS PARK WEBSITE
Our prayers and thoughts go to those affected by the storm.
Please stay strong, New Yorkers! Once again, we will work hard to bring the city we love back to its feet.
P.S. We won’t feature any photos depicting the damages as we are one of those affected and would like not to contribute to the media insanity going around. Let’s do our best to think positively and hope for the worst to be history.