Headlines

No Rest for a Man, 92, Whose Work Went to the Moon and Back

(NYT) Gene Fastook, who helped make it possible for humans to walk on the moon and return to Earth to tell the tale, now begins most days in a McDonald’s on White Plains Road in the Bronx, gabbing with other military veterans.

In the afternoon, Mr. Fastook drives over to the 47th Precinct station house, where he serves as a captain in the police auxiliary, a volunteer uniformed reserve that he joined in 1981. At 92, he is the second-oldest person serving in the New York Police Department.

Hunched over a logbook at his desk in the 47th last week, Mr. Fastook followed his finger down the page to see who had been on duty and who would be reporting in. The same active, restless spirit drove him, at age 17, when he was a senior at Brooklyn Tech high school, to forge his mother’s signature and enlist in the Navy. He served in the Pacific aboard landing ship tanks, which get cargo and vehicles right to the shoreline. “They were called L.S.T.s, with a top speed of 10 knots,” Mr. Fastook said. “We said it stood for ‘Low slow target.’”

Read more from The New York Times [HERE].

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Weekend Traffic Advisory

The NYPD has announced the following street closures for Saturday, 7/21 and Sunday, 7/22.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

TIMES SQUARE SUMMER FAIR
Manhattan: 1000 x 1800
Location:
Broadway between 47th Street and 57th Street
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS SUNSET PARK SUMMER PLAZAS
Brooklyn: 1400 x 1900
Location:
5th Avenue between 39th Street and 41st Street
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS BURNSIDE
Bronx: 1200 x 1700
Locations:
West Burnside Avenue between Davidson Avenue and Jerome Avenue
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS BELMONT
Bronx: 1100 x 2000
Location:
East 186th Street between Arthur Avenue and Hughes Avenue
Closure: Same as location

Sunday, July 23, 2017

VANDERBILT YMCA LEXINGTON AVENUE FESTIVAL
Manhattan: 1000 x 1800
Location:
Lexington Avenue between 42nd Street and 51st Street
Closure: Same as location

SIXTH AVENUE SUMMER FAIR
Manhattan: 1000 x 1800
Location:
6th Avenue between 34th Street and 42nd Street
Closure: Same as location

COLOMBIAN PARADE
Queens: 1200 x 1500
Route:
Northern Boulevard between 69th Street and 87th Street
87th Street between Northern Boulevard and 32nd Avenue
Dispersal:
69th Street between 35th Avenue and Northern Boulevard
Closure: Same as location

MYRTLE AVENUE FESTIVAL
Queens: 1000 x 1800
Location:
Myrtle Avenue between Fresh Pond and Forest Avenue
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS BOOGIE ON THE BOULEVARD
Bronx: 1200 x 1600
Location:
Grand Concourse between East 162nd Street and East 170th Street
Closure: Same as location

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Bowery Residents Await Rent-Stabilization Ruling While Fighting Eviction


Bowery Residents Await Rent-Stabilization Ruling While Fighting Eviction

The tenants of 83-85 Bowery remain embroiled in a legal battle with their controversial landlord.


Bowery Residents Await Rent-Stabilization Ruling While Fighting Eviction


Bowery Residents Await Rent-Stabilization Ruling While Fighting Eviction

The tenants of 83-85 Bowery remain embroiled in a legal battle with their controversial landlord.


Champion Boxer Convicted for Bludgeoning Ex-Girlfriend to Death, DA Says


Champion Boxer Convicted for Bludgeoning Ex-Girlfriend to Death, DA Says

Trevis Hall was convicted for killing Margarita Rivera on a Jamaica street in 2014.





Births/Deaths Marriages

Anna Marie Abate, 91, March 21, 1926 - July 3, 2017, Brooklyn, New York

Anna Marie Abate Arrangements under the direction of Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home, New York, NY.


Frank Ross, 92, May 20, 1925 - July 19, 2017, New York, New York

Frank Ross Ross, Frank on July 19 2017, retired FDNY. Beloved father of Frank and Susan loving step-father of Bridget, Nancy, Helen and the late Janet. Adoring grandfather of Michael, Erin, Anthony, Brittany and Austin and great grandfather of Cassie, Mikey, Danny and Ryan.


Salvatore DeConcilio, 97, May 9, 1920 - July 14, 2017, Brooklyn, New York

Salvatore DeConcilio Arrangements under the direction of Joseph G. Duffy, Brooklyn, NY.


Mary Greenspan, 93, September 18, 1923 - July 17, 2017, Brooklyn, New York

Mary Greenspan Arrangements under the direction of Joseph G. Duffy, Brooklyn, NY.


Jack Squicciarine, 91, September 11, 1925 - July 17, 2017, Brooklyn, New York

Jack Squicciarine Arrangements under the direction of Cusimano & Russo Funeral Home, Brooklyn, NY.


Events

Broadway Dance with Dodge YMCA

Date: July 10, 2017

Brooklyn resident James Martinelli’s Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility.

Set to swinging show tunes, this class is appropriate for anyone who wants a safe, effective, and fun workout. Sneakers are a must.

A few notes:
- Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. before each class.
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)


Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

Date: July 9, 2017

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)


School/Class News

ICYMI: FREE ONLINE COURSE MATERIALS HELP TAKE TEXTBOOKS OFF N.Y. STUDENTS’ SHOULDERSSUPPORTERS OF FREE RESOURCES TOUT CREATIVE LEEWAY FOR TEACHERS, BUT SKEPTICS CAUTION SOME MATERIALS LACK QUALITY OR COHERENCE

The Wall Street Journal
By Leslie Brody

The City University of New York predicts that ditching more textbooks in favor of free online materials will save 50,000 students more than $4.5 million this coming year in book fees.

Like many schools nationwide in recent years, CUNY and the State University of New York have started replacing some required textbooks with free digital options. That effort got a boost in April when the state allotted $4 million to each institution to speed up the change.

So-called open educational resources can be downloaded, edited and shared under an intellectual-property license that allows their use at no cost. Such materials are “outstanding tools,” said Marc Cohen, the 22-year-old president of the Student Assembly at SUNY. He applauded the shift as “life-changing,” saying every student has been forced to buy an “insanely expensive textbook” at some point. One organic chemistry tome, for example, costs $364.

While supporters of free materials say they give teachers more leeway to be creative, skeptics caution that some resources lack quality or coherence and adapting them can be time-consuming.

At CUNY, where almost half of the student body comes from households earning less than $20,000, officials said the cost of a student’s books can total as much as $1,200 a year. The officials said faculty members were converting 350 popular courses to free digital materials for the fall and were being trained on their use. These resources will be shared publicly.

The infusion of funding for this project is “a real shot in the arm for efforts to make college attendance even more affordable,” said CUNY Chancellor James Milliken. He said the course catalog will show which classes have no textbook fees, and, in a year or two, some CUNY degrees won’t require such fees.

Eleven of SUNY’s 64 campuses have reported enrollment information so far, and at those 11 schools, officials projected that 12,000 students will be taking at least one course using open educational resources this fall. Overall, SUNY estimates its students will save around $8 million on textbooks by June 2018.

Jean Amaral, a librarian at CUNY’s Borough of Manhattan Community College, said courses converting to open educational resources this fall include psychology, English literature and public speaking.

In surveys, students at her campus reported that digital materials saved them from lugging heavy backpacks and were more quickly accessible than printed books they had to order. Some students said they could study on cellphones on the subway. One student said saving money on books allowed the purchase of a MetroCard.

Ms. Amaral said some teachers were excited about the chance to tap more engaging and interactive materials, including audio and video. “Textbooks are incredibly dry,” the librarian said.


Professor Sarah Lamdan on Her New Book about Environmental Information Access

Sarah Lamdan

Sarah Lamdan

Professor Sarah Lamdan is the author of the new book Environmental Information: Research, Access and Environmental Decisionmaking, published by the Environmental Law Institute.

CUNY Law students Maria Brinkmann ‘18, Jonathan Cantarero ‘16, Robert Feliu ‘16 and April Whitehead ‘17 provided research assistance.

Here, Professor Lamdan discusses her book and considers what role access to environmental information can play in the future.

Why did you choose to research this subject?
In my work as a legal information specialist and librarian and an environmental law-focused lawyer, I noticed that there were no resources to help people looking for environmental information. There are many resources to help people conducting research in other legal fields, including securities and corporate law, etc. I noticed that areas of the law that are largely the focus of public interest attorneys, like environmental law, criminal law, immigration law, etc. don’t have the same wealth of information access resources. I decided to write a practical book for environmental information seekers, including laypeople, environmental advocacy groups, journalists, law students and practitioners and to do it in a format that can be duplicated for other legal fields – immigration law, health law, etc. Not only is this a book for environmental information seekers, it is also a template that I hope others will use to create similar works for other areas of law.

Why is access to environmental information important?
Environmental information is necessary for understanding and solving any and all environmental issues. In fact, international law has recognized environmental information access as a human right. Before engaging in environmental advocacy, policy-making, or decision-making, all of the parties involved need the facts, figures, data, and policies of environmental phenomena, circumstances, and realities at issue.

Environmental regulation is the backbone of environmental law and regulation, playing a critical and necessary role at every level of environmental decision-making. Governments, industry, and the public all need comprehensive, trusted, and timely environmental information to make decisions about environmental issues.  Without this information, people cannot properly take stock in the state of their environmental surroundings.

Knowing about environmental projects, which are often government-facilitated, and access to environmental data, which is often collected and maintained by the government, also honor the notion that U.S. citizens have a fundamental right to know about what their government is doing. Thus, providing more information to the public puts citizens in a better position to bargain with private entities as well as the government.

Environmental information access is also important because transparency can substantially affect government behavior. Transparency serves as a preventative measure for environmentally detrimental practices, exposing transgressions before they permanently damage the environment. It also empowers citizens to assume an adversarial role when necessary, since this type of information is needed when filing lawsuits against parties violating environmental statutes and regulations. When environmental information is available to the public, individuals can file citizen suits to prevent the damage before it occurs through injunctive relief, rather than engaging in litigation only after the environmental damage has been done.

What are some obstacles to getting, understanding and acting on environmental information?
I discuss the major obstacles to getting, understanding, and acting on environmental information in the book, and also in the law review article addressing environmental information access policy issues that I wrote to accompany the book (available here).

In short, I found four major issues:

  • publicly available environmental information on the EPA’s website and elsewhere is not well organized and it’s very hard to find;
  • environmental information is often incomplete and hard to understand because of data collection processes and scientific jargon;
  • there are often long delays to get timely environmental information (data can take a long time to compile, and transparency laws like FOIA can take a long time to provide fruitful records requests);
  • the information systems and technology used by federal, state and local governments (government entities collect and store the majority of environmental information in the U.S.) are outdated, silo-ing information in unsearchable or hard-to-search databases and information systems, or in formats that can no longer be opened on modern computer interfaces, etc.

Tell us about an instance when citizens were able to use environmental information to significantly influence a decision about the environment.
There are many instances where citizens use environmental information to file citizen suits under environmental statutes, advocate for environmental protection, and learn about environmental threats. One major instance is the Flint, Michigan water crisis, where people were made aware of dangerously high levels of lead in drinking water due to a scientist’s federal and state requests.

What role do you hope environmental information can play under the current administration?
Mostly, I hope that environmental information access is not blocked under the current administration. We’ve already seen efforts to decrease the availability of information regarding climate change and greenhouse gas data and policies. I worked with the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) on efforts to maintain environmental data collection and access, and continue to work with librarians and archivists on initiatives and projects to secure the availability of environmental information and improve access to environmental data. In an ideal world, I’d love to work on initiatives and efforts to implement special environmental information regulations like the ones in the UK, which provide broader access to environmental information than the traditional FOIA laws, but in the current climate, I’ve been focusing my efforts on emphasizing the importance of environmental information access in the hopes that the concept of environmental information access as a human right is extended to future generations.

 


ICYMI: TO GROW TECH IN NYC, DON’T HOPE FOR SKILLED STUDENTS—MAKE THEMA FIRM DESIGNED CUNY COURSES AND PROMISED STUDENT JOBS. IT WORKED

Crain’s New York Business
By Charles Phillips

In 2012, New York City was not the Silicon Alley we know today. There was disappointingly little to show in the market when it came to technology talent. Yet, as CEO of Infor, a multi-billion-dollar software company with 16,000 employees, I somehow persuaded my Silicon Valley-based board of directors to let me move the company to New York City. While the local tech economy had a long way to go, many of our 90,000 customers regularly visit New York, the capital of the business world. There was a strong business case to move, but I knew it would require some significant investment in the local tech community to be sustainable.

What I’ve learned over the last five years is that if you build it, they will come.

Fresh, creative thinking is essential to innovation in tech. But in 2012, I didn’t see a pipeline for the skillsets my business needed in New York. Finding college graduates with relevant skills turned out to be a challenge—partly because many students think of technology as smartphones, web design and social media. In reality, there are far more jobs to be found in the complex world of enterprise technology, including business solutions and application software. For example, enterprise resource planning applications contain millions of lines of code that automate every company’s critical business functions, from finance and payroll to production, supply chains, customer service and commerce.

While the skills gap in enterprise tech was immense, recent college graduates were struggling to find entry-level jobs. Sociologists Richard Arum and Josipa Roska tracked 1,000 college students and found that two years after graduation, only a quarter earned over $40,000 in a full-time job. Survey results showed one in four of the students living at home two years after graduation, a rate almost double what it was in the 1960s. That didn’t make sense to me. I realized that if I wanted great talent to work at my company, I needed to invest in development at the post-secondary level. This wasn’t just about improving the education system, it was about broadening access to STEM-related training and careers.

Historically companies put fresh graduates through elaborate training programs to develop specific skills around business applications. Now, many companies are increasingly hiring offshore or from competitors. I believe more can be done to drive job readiness, particularly in the New York market.

To start, I met with Chancellor Jim Milliken at City University of New York. As the third largest university system in the country (after those of the entire states of California and New York), CUNY has a long tradition of providing immigrants and first-generation college graduates a pathway to better careers. Most of its students speak a second language. The chancellor was looking to differentiate CUNY by producing career-ready graduates—of course without compromising on developing critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing skills.

It was the perfect partnership. CUNY wanted to set up its graduates for real-world success, and Infor needed skilled talent. We designed two courses on Infor’s software and offered students that passed both courses and the certification exam a guaranteed job at Infor or one of its customers or partners. The first class to learn Infor CloudSuite Industrial, an application that automates manufacturing companies, was oversubscribed threefold, and one-third of students who applied were at the graduate level. It was an “aha” moment for us.

One remaining issue was that many student loan programs and grants do not allow course credit for nonacademic skills training. So the courses we created to provide marketable technology skills could not be offered for credit. This meant we had to not only persuade professors but also fund their training and curriculum development, and provide cloud environments where the curriculum could live, in addition to internships. This kind of job-readiness framework would be an easy win for a federal program, and could also help higher-ed institutions to differentiate themselves and attract students.

Academia may need convincing, but CUNY is showing this model works—and students certainly see the need for career development in addition to academic development. They form their own communities on LinkedIn, and Infor also established a skills marketplace on the platform. There, students can market themselves to our customers and partners, some of which participate as guest speakers in our courses.

We are expanding this effort, offering new courses, and have started to see positive results in our own company and across the technology landscape in New York. We’re committed to driving this change and making New York into a true Silicon Valley competitor—the kind of leader in tech innovation and talent I believe it should to be.

I hope we’ll be joined in this effort by others in academia and the public and private sectors. As part of a New York-based company, my business depends on it.

Charles Phillips is CEO of Infor and a former president of Oracle.


Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree in Music Program Starts Fall 2017

In Fall 2017, BMCC students who envision a career teaching music or performing can enroll in the College’s new Associate in Science (A.S.) program in Music, with specializations in Music Studies and Music Performance that articulate to the Bachelor of Science in Music program at Lehman College, as well as a specialization in Music Education.

According to a proposal submitted by BMCC to the New York State Education Department, the Music program will educate students in the fundamentals of music, and in specialized topics in music education and music performance. The curriculum will encompass basics of music theory, keyboard skills, ear training and sight singing. Each concentration, while offering a different focus, will produce graduates who are better equipped to compete with others in the field.

Music majors at BMCC will benefit from a wide range of facilities to support their work, including 16 practice rooms for chorus and voice, the Art and Rita Siegel Piano Lab, which provides 24 electronic keyboards and classrooms with Steinway grand pianos. They will also have access to a comprehensive collection of percussive and string instruments, unique sets of instruments from Bali and more.

Past music students at BMCC have won national contests and performed widely. They are mentored by BMCC’s accomplished Music faculty, who guide students as they audition for and perform with well-established ensembles including the Downtown Symphony, Downtown Chorus and BMCC Select Chorus, String Ensemble and Flute Choir.

Fitore Mehmetaj, a 2017 BMCC alumna and mezzo-soprano who graduated before the A.S. in Music program was created, nonetheless availed herself of the Music courses and performance practice opportunities at BMCC. “The best voice teachers of my life are here,” says Mehmetaj, who also learned digital music software at BMCC and whose composition, “Themes and Variations,” for cello and piano, was performed in the 2017 Composers Now Festival at BMCC’s Shirley Fiterman Art Center. “I have met so many amazing artists through these experiences,” she says.

“We are very excited about this opportunity for students to earn an Associate degree as they gain competence in the areas of music performance, pedagogy and theory,” says BMCC Music and Art Chairperson Eugenia Oi Yan Yau. “Graduates will be prepared to enter a variety of majors at the baccalaureate level, as well as a range of careers in music.”

Auditions for the Fall 2017 Music Program will be held August 18 in Fiterman Hall, 11th floor. For more information, contact Professor Robert Reed at roreed@bmcc.cuny.edu or Music and Art Chair Eugenia Yau, at eyau@bmcc.cuny.edu.


Pictures

Fall Will Be Here Soon

Fall is coming soon to NYC.
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Sports

Hungry Conforto comes out of break fast

Michael Conforto played well enough in the first half of the season to earn a spot on this year's National League All-Star team. He was the only player to represent the Mets in Miami, and it was an honor bestowed unto him by his peers.


Montero delivers length, but Mets drop finale

This time, there would be no comeback for the Mets, as the A's held them off for a 3-2 victory Sunday afternoon at Citi Field to foil the New York's attempt at a sweep.


Montero delivers length, but Mets drop finale

This time, there would be no comeback for the Mets, as the A's held them off for a 3-2 victory Sunday afternoon at Citi Field to foil the New York's attempt at a sweep.


Dominant deGrom takes on Padres in opener

The Padres return home after a seven-game road trip and the Mets will depart the confines of Citi Field for the first time since the All-Star break when the two teams open a four-game series at Petco Park on Monday night. Jacob deGrom will start for New York, and San Diego will start Clayton Richard.


Dominant deGrom takes on Padres in opener

The Padres return home after a seven-game road trip and the Mets will depart the confines of Citi Field for the first time since the All-Star break when the two teams open a four-game series at Petco Park on Monday night. Jacob deGrom will start for New York, and San Diego will start Clayton Richard.


Weather

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The Single Guy Blog

My Dream Girl’s Baby Daddy Revealed

Well after a month of stalking my dream girl’s facebook page I finally found out who her baby daddy is. To get you up to speed I was shocked a while back to find out my dream girl was pregnant. I had never even seen her post anything about a man in her life. Well after a long wait she finally tagged her baby daddy to a post about the baby. I of course had to click on his name and check him out. And of course he is a low ranking military guy. Now don’t get me wrong I respect our military. But in this area most of the military guys are not the most upstanding people. And this guy is no different. So prediction-in a year or two my dream girl will be a single mother,left by her baby daddy when he got transfered or cheated on her with some other flavor of the week. But hey that is the life of a single guy-watching the hot girls fall for the cool guys that don’t deserve them and will treat them like crap.


My Dream Girl Is Pregnant

I was stalking around Facebook the other night checking out different posts by people like I do when I am bored. I checked out the Facebook page of a girl I have always had a huge crush on. This girl is beautiful. My total dream girl. What did I see? A post saying she was pregnant. That’s right my dream girl is pregnant. Now don’t get me wrong I always knew and know I would never have a chance with this girl. But what surprised me is that she never talks about a man in her life. She never posts pictures of her and a guy. And in fact I always thought maybe she was a lesbian because she always posted pictures of her and her hot model girlfriends. So now I am wondering who is the father? Is she dating someone and just not posting it? Even in the comments on her posts about being pregnant everyone just congratulates her. They never mention a boyfriend. Did she get pregnant by having a drunken one night stand? Did she intentionally get pregnant even though she says it was a surprise finding out she was pregnant? I mean no offense but there is so much birth control around if a girl gets pregnant she is either really stupid or wanted to get pregnant. And I have never considered this girl to be stupid. And who is the guy and what is he like? Is he some military guy from Fort Drum? Is he a professional? Is he unemployed? And does he ever know or care he is going to have a baby with this goddess? So many unanswered questions! One thing for sure,I will be checking out her page a lot to see if I can get an idea of exactly who this lucky guy is. This guy that knocked up my dream girl!


2017-And Still Single

Well we are almost a month into 2017-and I am still single. I wonder if Miss Right will find me this year. She seemed like she was in hiding during 2016. I mean I realize a lot of things happened in 2016 and she was probable busy. My Miss Right was probable busy helping Trump get elected President. Miss Right most likely was working with Obama to fight this Isis problem. Miss Right was obviously tied up helping my Cowboys win the NFC East. Oh and I am totally sure my Miss Right was completely taken up with helping to stop this whole Global Warming situation. But come on enough is enough….come on Miss Right…put all this dam community service aside and find me already!


Scam Girls

I never thought I would fall for it-but I did. You see there is a large group of girls on the internet that try to scam guys. They try to get them to send them money with the promises they want to meet but need some help to get by. I always have thought I was smart about all this. When I start talking to a girl off one of the dating websites I always try to look her up to make sure she is real. Well I started texting a girl yesterday off the Seekingarrangement website I have been on for about a year. We were texting back and forth. I searched her number on facebook and found her profile. Everything seemed legit. She said she wanted a long term arrangement with an older guy. We talked until about 5pm. Then she said she was trying to get money for her baby sitter and gas in the car and if I would send her some money. She even said she was sorry she was asking and would pay me back when she got paid next week. So I sent her $50 through Paypal. She said thank you so much. I said your welcome. And that was it. I texted her a few times after that and no response. I sent her a friend request on facebook and she blocked me. I had fallen for it. A scam girl had gotten me! The funny part about the whole thing is she could have gotten way more from me if she had kept talking to me and kept me going. I mean seriously $50 is not much,hell I spent more then that on lunch yesterday. But it’s just the point I got had. But you live and learn. But one thing is for sure-if your on seekingarrangement.com and start talking to a girl with lots of tatoos from Elmira Ny that calls herself Hannah,don’t send her money! You can thank me later for saving you money!


Women Are All About Looks-And I Can Prove It

I post personal ads on craigslist always hoping my future wife will finally read one of them. I never get any responses. So I decided to do a test. I posted 2 ads. One ad was basically true-it told my age,looks,that I was a computer geek and a nice guy that knew how to treat a woman. The title said “I’m the nice guy you have been looking for”. The second ad was a lie-I said I was buff with tattoos,looking for girls that could keep up with me and was a total bad boy. I even posted a fake photo of a guy with tats naked in front of the mirror. The title of the ad said “I’m The Bad Boy With Tats Your Parents Warned You About”. I got one response to the ad saying I was a nice guy-and the girl that responded was not even really serious about a relationship. The second ad got so many responses I could not tell you how many it has gotten as of right now. The last count was about 70 responses. I have even gone so far as to send some of the girls responding my number so I could text them and I could test them even more. One girl I have been texting this morning I told her everything bad. That I was on leave from the military for a while because I came in drunk. That my buddies call me yo yo because my rank goes up and down so much. I even told her I am horney and looking to hook up with a girl today-even though she was not free to meet today. Do you know what she said? “Well good luck I don’t want to get in your way,I will have you when I am free next week”. I mean really? If it was reversed a guy would have said so long lol And guys will respond to ads even placed by average girls. Guys don’t look just for the hot girls. But the girls they are all about the looks and attitude. The more buff you are and the worst attitude the more they want you. I guess that’s why my future wife hasn’t emailed me yet. The story of a single guy’s life.


Lindsay Marcella Blog

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE 2017

Hey beauties! I wanted to share some of my favorite picks from the Nordstrom anniversary sale now that it’s open to everyone! Simply click on the image below and it will take you to that product on the Nordstrom site […]

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LOU + GREY SUMMER ESSENTIALS

How is it already mid July?! Time is flying by, but I’ve been soaking up all the sunshine and summer adventures that I can while this amazing weather is around! When it comes to clothes that I gravitate towards buying […]

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NEUTRALS + A POP OF CHROME

Hi loves! Just wanted to share a quick OOTD for the 4th of July! I’m not much of a “red, white and blue” clothing kind of gal, but I love wearing all white and adding a pop of color in […]

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WHITE OVERALL SHORTS + PINES

Happy Monday, beauties! I basically live in white overall shorts the entire summer because, like dresses, it doesn’t take much to put together an outfit with them! White pairs so well with so many different tops, but I really love […]

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FAVORITE SUMMER SALE PIECES!

It’s that time of year again when summer sales are happening, so I thought I’d do a roundup of my favorite pieces on sale! I did a little combo of my favorite clothes, shoes and home decor. Just hover over […]

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STRIPED + STRAPLESS JUMPSUIT

Another week, another jumpsuit! I live in them during summer. They’re so easy to dress up or dress down, take from day to night, and are the perfect answer to looking put together without having to put too much thought […]

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SHEER DETAILS

  Hi lovelies!! When summer rolls around, my inner girly girl comes out and I start buying all things floral and pink. I love the embroidered floral details on the front, the sheer material, and the ruffled details on the […]

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GARDEN DAYS & SUNRAYS

  “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” ―Maud Hart Lovelace It’s been a little while since I’ve posted on the blog, or on any social media for that […]

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MORNINGS IN HUDSON

  Dylan and I spent last weekend in Hudson, NY for a little getaway while our apartment search in the city was (still is) happening. We’ve been up there once before, and it’s one of my favorite places to visit […]

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BOHO JACKET

  Dylan and I are finally back in New York after months away traveling to Indonesia, Australia, and the Middle East! We made some amazing memories and I’m forever grateful for this time in our lives where we can do that […]

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War Is Coming

People don’t want to admit it but war is coming between the U.S. and North Korea. North Korea is getting close to having a long range Nuclear missile that can hit the U.S. Americans don’t have the stomach for war but they need to get it and fast. If North Korea is allowed to get a missile that can strike our home land the party is over. The war is not going to be pretty. Lots of people in South Korea will die and so will American soldiers. But war is the only way to stop the mad man in the North. The left wing Liberals,liberal media and lots of gutless Americans think that we can talk to the leader of North Korea to get him to stop his Nuclear and missle programs. But that just won’t work. The more we talk the more he keeps building. He now has a million man army. Now to be honest-again something the Liberal media will not tell you-a lot of those million soldiers in the North are just teenagers. When the real fighting starts a lot of that million is going to run home to mommie. Right now the boys think they are cool in a uniform fighting for their country,but when the bullets and bombs fly the coolness will end and they will drop their arms and run. But there will still be soldiers that fight. The war will start shortly with an air campaign. Once our bombings of the North start then North Korea will start bombing South Korea. Then China will get in as well as Japan. If we are lucky the Russians might sit this one out. They have no real interest in that area of the world and they know they have their hands full in Syria. The war will be short but bloody. And President Trump will carry the blame,when he is actually doing what Presidents before him should have done. They should have stopped North Korea long ago before they were strong enough to give us a battle. But yes America war is coming-so get ready for it!


Why Obama Care Didn’t Work

President Trump is now in the process of repealing and replacing Obama Care. Everyone knows Obama Care didn’t work,even if they do not want to admit it. What a lot of people don’t know is why it didn’t work. It is very simple-Obama Care didn’t work because to many people were forced to buy insurance. The insurance industry is a business,and as a business they need to make a profit. Insurance companies rely on more people having insurance then actually use it. But when Obama Care mandated that everyone had to buy insurance people instantly wanted to use the insurance they purchased. Before,when people didn’t have insurance if they got a cold they stayed in bed,had chicken soup and recovered in a few days. Now with people being forced to buy insurance you can bet as soon as they even got the sniffles they went to the doctor. Before Obama Care people bought insurance for emergencies. The people who had insurance knew that some day they would need it for a major illness,but did not use it for the slightest ailment. The new health care plan that has been introduced does not have a mandate. If they keep that then this new health care law should do fine.


Hollywood Is Out Of Touch

After watching and listing to some of the actors and actresses in the past week talk about President Trump I now know that Hollywood is out of touch with main stream America. Hollywood just can not deal with the fact that their views do not reflect American values. What is worst is Hollywood can not deal with losing the election. Clinton did in deed win the popular vote. But what people don’t want to admit is Clinton won that popular vote by winning NYC and the LA/Hollywood areas. A lot of people live in these areas but their values are not the values of main stream America. Clinton did not win the working voters in Michigan or the farmers in the Midwest. She did not win the Southern voters in the bible belt. Clinton did not win the retired population in Florida. The protesters this past week are showing this generations true colors. A generation that has always gotten a trophy even if they finished last. A generation that has always gotten their own way-from Gay rights to Womens equal rights. A generation that has been able to work less because the government will give them a hand out to make ends meet. Well Hollywood and NYC better buckle their seat belts because the next four years and beyond are going to be a very bumpy ride. President Trump is in the White House and main stream America has taken back their country!


President Trump In 7 More Days

Well its been a long road but in just 7 more days we will have a new President. The last year and a half has been up and down. For a while I actually had my doubts if Trump could do it. But he did! And it is pretty obvious Clinton supporters thought for a long time that she would be the next President. Hotels in the Washinton DC area reported a huge number of cancellations because Clinton supporters had already made reservations planning to come to see their candidate take the Oath of Office. Now most hotels are booked back up again with Trump supporters. To get a room in the Washington DC area next week it will cost over $1,000 a night. Who knows what the next four years will be like. Maybe Trump will be a great President and maybe he won’t. I am certain of one thing however,the liberal media is going crazy trying to figure out what happened. They still will not admit that they were out of touch with main stream America. The liberal media thought what they believed was what America believed. Trump hit a nerve with Americans. When I say Americans I am not talking about people in NYC or LA. Those people do not reflect true Americans. True Americans think the government has gotten out of control,that there is to much interference in our lives and special interest groups like the Gaye and Lesbian groups have gotten way to much attention over the past 8 years. America took their country back and next week their leader will take control of a country wanting and needing a change. God Bless President Trump and God Bless the USA!


Welcome To The Trump Revolution

History was made yesterday. Donald J. Trump stuck his middle finger in the air and gave the country and the world the biggest F…You in history. Hillary Clinton thought she was meant to be President. But she didn’t think she was meant to be President because the people neeeded her. She thought she was owed the White House. All of the polls said Clinton would run away with the election. But the people stood up and said enough is enough. It was time to take the country back from the special interest groups and the minorities that have had far to much power in our government in the past couple decades. Historians like to talk about the Reagan Revolution of the 1980s. Welcome to the Trump Revolution. A time when the hard working middle class will have the power. The time when the United States will come first. And a time when we can once again say Merry Christmas without being yelled at for not being politically correct. Tighten your seat belts left wing liberals because the next four years are going to be amazing!