Night in the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy

    This is what it looks like at night at 116th and Rockaway Blvd in the Hurricane Sandy disaster zone.  Supplies are piled in the center of a divider, and citizens amble over and pick through to find what they need.  A couple with a labrador were very happy that we had dog food. … Continue reading Night in the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy

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Sandy Help for the Rockaways…Report from the Field

Yesterday a grassroots effort to get help to the battered Rockaways area began, started by the Halstead Real Estate office in Brooklyn Heights.  During the day, dropoff boxes were placed in front of their office on Montegue St and donations were collected from local residents.  The response was amazing, and will continue today and this … Continue reading Sandy Help for the Rockaways…Report from the Field

Netflix: Qwickster? Really??!

I am baffled by the latest move of Netflix to separate their business into a DVD only business called "Qwickster" and a streaming business. They must have some incredible customer research they have done to support this, but I think it's a terrible idea.  Why? They built there entire brand on the success of an … Continue reading Netflix: Qwickster? Really??!