Remembering Sandy One Year Later

Today is the first full day that Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New York City. The Category 3 Hurricane killed 285 people and was the second-costliest in United States history. In the current issue of the New York Times Magazine, there’s an article detailing the “low-tech, last-minute” 8 ½’ x 55’ plywood barrier that kept the New York Harbor at bay, preventing it from … [Read more...]

Remembering 9/11 on 9/13

Anniversaries come and anniversaries go. December 7, 1941, a day that would live in infamy, at least for my generation. It's hard to believe that the attack on Pearl Harbor, in just a few months from now as I write this, will commemorate its 72nd anniversary. As a young child growing up in Manhattan, I remember quite well hearing about Pearl Harbor. This generation's day … [Read more...]