Our eclectic tastes and interests. What we stumble across in the US--principally Brooklyn and Santa Fe--Madrid, Spain, and beyond.
Melinda Romero Pike describes what the river meant to her, growing up.
Kate was one of the attendees at the Dec. 8 town hall. She's a member of Youth Allies, actively involved in working on sustainability and other pressing issues. We took a moment after the proceedings to talk about the river.
It was a rainy Saturday morning. December 8, 2007. About 100 people showed up at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center for a town hall meeting to discuss the Santa Fe River.Why?Well, just for starters, there's no water in the river most of the time. In fact, the Santa Fe had the distinction of being #1 on the Most Endangered River list in 2007.The main question on the table was: shall we try to bring the water back?A range of folks were represented: older, younger, Anglo, Latino. Some who've be...
Well, it was definitely more fun than voting in NYC. For one thing, the music was a lot better.Special thanks to Democrats Abroad, Robert Harding Pittman for his great, spontaneous camera work, and to Dr. Sardonic for editorial consulting. This is a mocaenboca.tv production.Let the games begin!
This is when the party really started cooking. Mid-afternoon. Just after the Latin Fever Dance Studio performed. Here's Arturo O'Farrill and The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with their first number. The orchestra's been in residence at Birdland, and O'Farrill's been a special guest at Lincoln Center.They're joined, informally, by some of the Latin Fever dancers, including the studio's founder, the glamorous Marisol Ramirez. It really doesn't get any better than this.