Tag Archives: Prospect Park

A Protest in Prospect Park

It’s hard to call this a simple protest. Early on Saturday morning (4/14), David Buckel, an attorney and longtime LGBT activist made his way to Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Once there, he poured out some gasoline and set himself on fire in the middle of the lawn facing the stately apartments that line Prospect Park […]

‘The Best Illegal Bike ride in NYC’– RIP

(I had written this several years ago. Starting in 2006 and every year after, I made this bike ride sometime around November or December. It hadn’t occurred to me until I looked at the calendar that it was time to go–and most of the things I talk about here are gone as a result of […]

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. ┬áThat 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 […]