Tag Archives: hurricane Sandy

NYC can’t get sh*t done

The years have flown past for me since I moved to the city back in the 80’s. I consider myself to have the soul of a poet, the heart of a lion and the eloquence of Shakespeare; alas, lately I have the prostate of a Golf Digest subscriber. As I’ve written before, the breaking of the city’s transit […]

An open letter to Hillary Clinton

Dear Ms. Clinton: My name is Daniel Kinch. I’m a lowly leftist blogger. Worse, I am the simple artist–I sing, I dance, I perform the obscure agitprop play. I have been writing about the primaries and  I haven’t exactly been friendly to your campaign. But I’m a realist. I don’t think you can be elected, […]

WBCR this week: Sandy relief and the Shock Doctrine

This week on Sex and Politics, I’ll be talking about Occupy Sandy Relief and the growing frustration in the areas hardest hit by the storm at the glacial pace of government response. Six weeks after the storm, thousands of NY residents are still living in homes that don’t have electricity or heat and are suffering […]

The Shale oil boom takes a hit

This started out as  a short post, just to make sure you were paying attention. I have written a couple of times here about both Fracking and the shale oil/shale gas plays being touted as our energy future. The meme we as a society have seemed to buy into is that there’s no shortage of […]

Emmons Avenue, 24 days post-Sandy

  Short post here, in case you care: I went back to Emmons Avenue two weeks after my last visit.  It looks like they have power, but most businesses still look closed. The cars I suspected were abandoned last time are looking a bit more forlorn now–in many cases, someone has written GEICO or STATE […]

short follow-up to Hurricane Sandy thread

I’ve been up to my neck in family things lately, so I’ve been out of New York for the better part of the past week.  That means that when I returned Saturday, I had been away from the continuing upheaval of the fixes having to be made for Hurricane Sandy. First, there’s this–a meteorologist predicting […]

Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay twelve days post Sandy

(okay, this is an homage to Bikesnobnyc, who likes background music to accompany his occasional rant): Open this link in another tab, then minimize the tab and let the music play as you go through the pictures here. So I got up too late this AM to make the volunteer list for Occupy Sandy out in the Rockaways. […]