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in-new-york-city: Awesome Cherry blossom trees in New York city and Manhattan
in-new-york-city: Awesome Cherry blossom trees in New York city and Manhattan

Awesome Cherry blossom trees in New York city and Manhattan

in-new-york-city: Pink cherry blossom trees in New York city and Manhattan
in-new-york-city: Pink cherry blossom trees in New York city and Manhattan

Pink cherry blossom trees in New York city and Manhattan

in-new-york-city: "Get some coffee that doesn't suck." - Competition is getting fierce in New York City.
in-new-york-city: "Get some coffee that doesn't suck." - Competition is getting fierce in New York City.

"Get some coffee that doesn't suck." - Competition is getting fierce in New York City.

in-new-york-city: Easter in New York City (1956)
in-new-york-city: Easter in New York City (1956)

Easter in New York City (1956)

in-new-york-city: Looking up Sixth Avenue in New York City during COVID-19 shutdown, April 5th, 2020
in-new-york-city: Looking up Sixth Avenue in New York City during COVID-19 shutdown, April 5th, 2020

Looking up Sixth Avenue in New York City during COVID-19 shutdown, April 5th, 2020

in-new-york-city: Saw this taped to the ground in Central Park in New York City earlier today.
in-new-york-city: Saw this taped to the ground in Central Park in New York City earlier today.

Saw this taped to the ground in Central Park in New York City earlier today.

in-new-york-city: The Oculus in New York City last Saturday
in-new-york-city: The Oculus in New York City last Saturday

The Oculus in New York City last Saturday

in-new-york-city: Awesome beauty Central Park in New York City itinerary
in-new-york-city: Awesome beauty Central Park in New York City itinerary

Awesome beauty Central Park in New York City itinerary

in-new-york-city: In 1919, during the second peak of the Spanish Flu pandemic, hundreds of families in New York City went on #RentStrike against their predatory landlords. Pass it on.
in-new-york-city: In 1919, during the second peak of the Spanish Flu pandemic, hundreds of families in New York City went on #RentStrike against their predatory landlords. Pass it on.

In 1919, during the second peak of the Spanish Flu pandemic, hundreds of families in New York City went on #RentStrike against their pred...

in-new-york-city: New Footage of Possible COVID-19 Patient Zero in New York City.
in-new-york-city: New Footage of Possible COVID-19 Patient Zero in New York City.

New Footage of Possible COVID-19 Patient Zero in New York City.

in-new-york-city: The last deli sliced roast beef in New York City
in-new-york-city: The last deli sliced roast beef in New York City

The last deli sliced roast beef in New York City

in-new-york-city: I heard folks in New York City don't understand social distancing
in-new-york-city: I heard folks in New York City don't understand social distancing

I heard folks in New York City don't understand social distancing

in-new-york-city: themauveroom: distractedbyshinyobjects: mewjounouchi: khoshekh-yourself: catsuitmonarchy: optimysticals: vancity604778kid: ultrafacts: Source Click HERE to Follow the Ultrafacts Blog! ALICE ROOSEVELT WAS HARDCORE. “She was known as a rule-breaker in an era when women were under great pressure to conform. The American public noticed many of her exploits. She smoked cigarettes in public, swore at officials, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach (Emily as in her spinster aunt and Spinach for its green color) in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie.  So what I’m reading here is, she was a Roosevelt? Well I have a new hero. Her whole wikipedia article is gold “When her father was governor of New York, he and his wife proposed that Alice attend a conservative school for girls in New York City. Pulling out all the stops, Alice wrote, ‘If you send me I will humiliate you. I will do something that will shame you. I tell you I will.’” “Her father took office in 1901 following the assassination of President William McKinley, Jr. in Buffalo (an event that she greeted with “sheer rapture.”)“ “During the cruise to Japan, Alice jumped into the ship’s pool fully clothed, and coaxed a congressman to join her in the water. (Years later Bobby Kennedy would chide her about the incident, saying it was outrageous for the time, to which the by-then-octogenarian Alice replied that it would only have been outrageous had she removed her clothes.” “She was dressed in a blue wedding dress and dramatically cut the wedding cake with a sword (borrowed from a military aide attending the reception)” “When it came time for the Roosevelt family to move out of the White House, Alice buried a Voodoo doll of the new First Lady, Nellie Taft, in the front yard.” “Later, the Taft White House banned her from her former residence—the first but not the last administration to do so. During Woodrow Wilson’s administration (from which she was banned in 1916 for a bawdy joke at Wilson’s expense)…” “As an example of her attitudes on race, in 1965 her African-American chauffeur and one of her best friends, Turner, was driving Alice to an appointment. During the trip, he pulled out in front of a taxi, and the driver got out and demanded to know of him, “What do you think you’re doing, you black bastard?” Turner took the insult calmly, but Alice did not and told the taxi driver, “He’s taking me to my destination, you white son of a bitch!” “To Senator Joseph McCarthy, who had jokingly remarked at a party “Here’s my blind date. I am going to call you Alice”, she sarcastically said “Senator McCarthy, you are not going to call me Alice. The trashman and the policeman on my block call me Alice, but you may not.” I love this woman. WOMEN WHO NEED FUCKEN MOVIES. This is Alice as an older lady. The pillow says “If you can’t say something good about someone, sit right here by me.”  She is my absolute favorite. 
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ALICE ROOSEVELT WAS HARDCORE. “She was known as a rule-breaker in an era when women were under great pressure to conform. The American public noticed many of her exploits. She smoked cigarettes in public, swore at officials, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach (Emily as in her spinster aunt and Spinach for its green color) in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie. 


So what I’m reading here is, she was a Roosevelt?

Well I have a new hero.

Her whole wikipedia article is gold
“When her father was governor of New York, he and his wife proposed that Alice attend a conservative school for girls in New York City. Pulling out all the stops, Alice wrote, ‘If you send me I will humiliate you. I will do something that will shame you. I tell you I will.’”
“Her father took office in 1901 following the assassination of President William McKinley, Jr. in Buffalo (an event that she greeted with “sheer rapture.”)“
“During the cruise to Japan, Alice jumped into the ship’s pool fully clothed, and coaxed a congressman to join her in the water. (Years later Bobby Kennedy would chide her about the incident, saying it was outrageous for the time, to which the by-then-octogenarian Alice replied that it would only have been outrageous had she removed her clothes.”
“She was dressed in a blue wedding dress and dramatically cut the wedding cake with a sword (borrowed from a military aide attending the reception)”
“When it came time for the Roosevelt family to move out of the White House, Alice buried a Voodoo doll of the new First Lady, Nellie Taft, in the front yard.”
“Later, the Taft White House banned her from her former residence—the first but not the last administration to do so. During Woodrow Wilson’s administration (from which she was banned in 1916 for a bawdy joke at Wilson’s expense)…”
“As an example of her attitudes on race, in 1965 her African-American chauffeur and one of her best friends, Turner, was driving Alice to an appointment. During the trip, he pulled out in front of a taxi, and the driver got out and demanded to know of him, “What do you think you’re doing, you black bastard?” Turner took the insult calmly, but Alice did not and told the taxi driver, “He’s taking me to my destination, you white son of a bitch!”
“To Senator Joseph McCarthy, who had jokingly remarked at a party “Here’s my blind date. I am going to call you Alice”, she sarcastically said “Senator McCarthy, you are not going to call me Alice. The trashman and the policeman on my block call me Alice, but you may not.”

I love this woman.

WOMEN WHO NEED FUCKEN MOVIES.


This is Alice as an older lady. The pillow says “If you can’t say something good about someone, sit right here by me.” 
She is my absolute favorite. 

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in-new-york-city: The bars in New York City have converted to walk-ups and delivery.
in-new-york-city: The bars in New York City have converted to walk-ups and delivery.

The bars in New York City have converted to walk-ups and delivery.

in-new-york-city: Times Square in New York City is quiet during a normally busy hour on March 14, 2020
in-new-york-city: Times Square in New York City is quiet during a normally busy hour on March 14, 2020

Times Square in New York City is quiet during a normally busy hour on March 14, 2020

in-new-york-city: Coronavirus in New York City Starterpack
in-new-york-city: Coronavirus in New York City Starterpack

Coronavirus in New York City Starterpack

in-new-york-city: The abandoned train station in New York City. Had to run through the subway tunnels for this one.
in-new-york-city: The abandoned train station in New York City. Had to run through the subway tunnels for this one.

The abandoned train station in New York City. Had to run through the subway tunnels for this one.

in-new-york-city: My first day in New York City
in-new-york-city: My first day in New York City

My first day in New York City

in-new-york-city: Steam dreams in New York City by Dave Krugman
in-new-york-city: Steam dreams in New York City by Dave Krugman

Steam dreams in New York City by Dave Krugman

in-new-york-city: Hey there delilah what's it like in new york city I'm a thousand miles away and I'm still thinkin bout that tiddy oh yes I a
in-new-york-city: Hey there delilah what's it like in new york city I'm a thousand miles away and I'm still thinkin bout that tiddy oh yes I a

Hey there delilah what's it like in new york city I'm a thousand miles away and I'm still thinkin bout that tiddy oh yes I a

in-new-york-city: A cloudy evening in New York City
in-new-york-city: A cloudy evening in New York City

A cloudy evening in New York City

in-new-york-city: Facebook posters in New York City
in-new-york-city: Facebook posters in New York City

Facebook posters in New York City

in-new-york-city: Actually it happened to me once. Never have I gone to a McDonalds in New York City again.
in-new-york-city: Actually it happened to me once. Never have I gone to a McDonalds in New York City again.

Actually it happened to me once. Never have I gone to a McDonalds in New York City again.

in-new-york-city: Had a chance to fly up the Hudson in New York City a little while back, amazing views.
in-new-york-city: Had a chance to fly up the Hudson in New York City a little while back, amazing views.

Had a chance to fly up the Hudson in New York City a little while back, amazing views.

in-new-york-city: This "add" in New York city
in-new-york-city: This "add" in New York city

This "add" in New York city

in-new-york-city: Unprecedented blizzards in New York City
in-new-york-city: Unprecedented blizzards in New York City

Unprecedented blizzards in New York City

in-new-york-city: Friends in New York City. 1969.
in-new-york-city: Friends in New York City. 1969.

Friends in New York City. 1969.

in-new-york-city: Photo from almost 100 years ago of men unloading a banana boat in New York City
in-new-york-city: Photo from almost 100 years ago of men unloading a banana boat in New York City

Photo from almost 100 years ago of men unloading a banana boat in New York City

in-new-york-city: ???????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????? A highway in New York City
in-new-york-city: ???????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????? A highway in New York City

???????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????? A highway in New York City

in-new-york-city: My name is Robert Neville, I'm a survivor living in New York City...
in-new-york-city: My name is Robert Neville, I'm a survivor living in New York City...

My name is Robert Neville, I'm a survivor living in New York City...

in-new-york-city: Foggy Morning in New York City
in-new-york-city: Foggy Morning in New York City

Foggy Morning in New York City

in-new-york-city: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Bruce Lee Was My Friend, and Tarantino's Movie Disrespects Him 8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Alamy Stock Photo Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bruce Lee during the filming of 1978's 'Game of Death.' solacekames: 8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-JabbarThe NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist, a friend of the late martial arts star, believes the filmmaker was sloppy, somewhat racist and shirked his responsibility to basic truth in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’Remember that time Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. kidney-punched a waiter for serving soggy croutons in his tomato soup? How about the time the Dalai Lama got wasted and spray-painted “Karma Is a Beach” on the Tibetan ambassador’s limo? Probably not, since they never happened. But they could happen if a filmmaker decides to write those scenes into his or her movie. And, even though we know the movie is fiction, those scenes will live on in our shared cultural conscience as impressions of those real people, thereby corrupting our memory of them built on their real-life actions.That’s why filmmakers have a responsibility when playing with people’s perceptions of admired historic people to maintain a basic truth about the content of their character. Quentin Tarantino’s portrayal of Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood does not live up to this standard. Of course, Tarantino has the artistic right to portray Bruce any way he wants. But to do so in such a sloppy and somewhat racist way is a failure both as an artist and as a human being.This controversy has left me torn. Tarantino is one of my favorite filmmakers because he is so bold, uncompromising and unpredictable. There’s a giddy energy in his movies of someone who loves movies and wants you to love them, too. I attend each Tarantino film as if it were an event, knowing that his distillation of the ’60s and ’70s action movies will be much more entertaining than a simple homage. That’s what makes the Bruce Lee scenes so disappointing, not so much on a factual basis, but as a lapse of cultural awareness.Bruce Lee was my friend and teacher. That doesn’t give him a free pass for how he’s portrayed in movies. But it does give me some insight into the man. I first met Bruce when I was a student at UCLA looking to continue my martial arts studies, which I started in New York City. We quickly developed a friendship as well as a student-teacher relationship. He taught me the discipline and spirituality of martial arts, which was greatly responsible for me being able to play competitively in the NBA for 20 years with very few injuries.During our years of friendship, he spoke passionately about how frustrated he was with the stereotypical representation of Asians in film and TV. The only roles were for inscrutable villains or bowing servants. In Have Gun - Will Travel, Paladin’s faithful Chinese servant goes by the insulting name of “Hey Boy” (Kam Tong). He was replaced in season four by a female character referred to as “Hey Girl” (Lisa Lu). Asian men were portrayed as sexless accessories to a scene, while the women were subservient. This was how African-American men and women were generally portrayed until the advent of Sidney Poitier and blaxploitation films. Bruce was dedicated to changing the dismissive image of Asians through his acting, writing and promotion of Jeet Kune Do, his interpretation of martial arts.That’s why it disturbs me that Tarantino chose to portray Bruce in such a one-dimensional way. The John Wayne machismo attitude of Cliff (Brad Pitt), an aging stuntman who defeats the arrogant, uppity Chinese guy harks back to the very stereotypes Bruce was trying to dismantle. Of course the blond, white beefcake American can beat your fancy Asian chopsocky dude because that foreign crap doesn’t fly here.I might even go along with the skewered version of Bruce if that wasn’t the only significant scene with him, if we’d also seen a glimpse of his other traits, of his struggle to be taken seriously in Hollywood. Alas, he was just another Hey Boy prop to the scene. The scene is complicated by being presented as a flashback, but in a way that could suggest the stuntman’s memory is cartoonishly biased in his favor. Equally disturbing is the unresolved shadow that Cliff may have killed his wife with a spear gun because she nagged him. Classic Cliff. Is Cliff more heroic because he also doesn’t put up with outspoken women?I was in public with Bruce several times when some random jerk would loudly challenge Bruce to a fight. He always politely declined and moved on. First rule of Bruce’s fight club was don’t fight — unless there is no other option. He felt no need to prove himself. He knew who he was and that the real fight wasn’t on the mat, it was on the screen in creating opportunities for Asians to be seen as more than grinning stereotypes. Unfortunately, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood prefers the good old ways.
in-new-york-city: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Bruce
 Lee Was My Friend, and
 Tarantino's Movie Disrespects
 Him
 8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 Alamy Stock Photo
 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bruce Lee during the filming of 1978's 'Game of Death.'
solacekames:

8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-JabbarThe NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist, a friend of the late martial arts star, believes the filmmaker was sloppy, somewhat racist and shirked his responsibility to basic truth in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’Remember that time Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. kidney-punched a waiter for serving soggy croutons in his tomato soup? How about the time the Dalai Lama got wasted and spray-painted “Karma Is a Beach” on the Tibetan ambassador’s limo? Probably not, since they never happened. But they could happen if a filmmaker decides to write those scenes into his or her movie. And, even though we know the movie is fiction, those scenes will live on in our shared cultural conscience as impressions of those real people, thereby corrupting our memory of them built on their real-life actions.That’s why filmmakers have a responsibility when playing with people’s perceptions of admired historic people to maintain a basic truth about the content of their character. Quentin Tarantino’s portrayal of Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood does not live up to this standard. Of course, Tarantino has the artistic right to portray Bruce any way he wants. But to do so in such a sloppy and somewhat racist way is a failure both as an artist and as a human being.This controversy has left me torn. Tarantino is one of my favorite filmmakers because he is so bold, uncompromising and unpredictable. There’s a giddy energy in his movies of someone who loves movies and wants you to love them, too. I attend each Tarantino film as if it were an event, knowing that his distillation of the ’60s and ’70s action movies will be much more entertaining than a simple homage. That’s what makes the Bruce Lee scenes so disappointing, not so much on a factual basis, but as a lapse of cultural awareness.Bruce Lee was my friend and teacher. That doesn’t give him a free pass for how he’s portrayed in movies. But it does give me some insight into the man. I first met Bruce when I was a student at UCLA looking to continue my martial arts studies, which I started in New York City. We quickly developed a friendship as well as a student-teacher relationship. He taught me the discipline and spirituality of martial arts, which was greatly responsible for me being able to play competitively in the NBA for 20 years with very few injuries.During our years of friendship, he spoke passionately about how frustrated he was with the stereotypical representation of Asians in film and TV. The only roles were for inscrutable villains or bowing servants. In Have Gun - Will Travel, Paladin’s faithful Chinese servant goes by the insulting name of “Hey Boy” (Kam Tong). He was replaced in season four by a female character referred to as “Hey Girl” (Lisa Lu). Asian men were portrayed as sexless accessories to a scene, while the women were subservient. This was how African-American men and women were generally portrayed until the advent of Sidney Poitier and blaxploitation films. Bruce was dedicated to changing the dismissive image of Asians through his acting, writing and promotion of Jeet Kune Do, his interpretation of martial arts.That’s why it disturbs me that Tarantino chose to portray Bruce in such a one-dimensional way. The John Wayne machismo attitude of Cliff (Brad Pitt), an aging stuntman who defeats the arrogant, uppity Chinese guy harks back to the very stereotypes Bruce was trying to dismantle. Of course the blond, white beefcake American can beat your fancy Asian chopsocky dude because that foreign crap doesn’t fly here.I might even go along with the skewered version of Bruce if that wasn’t the only significant scene with him, if we’d also seen a glimpse of his other traits, of his struggle to be taken seriously in Hollywood. Alas, he was just another Hey Boy prop to the scene. The scene is complicated by being presented as a flashback, but in a way that could suggest the stuntman’s memory is cartoonishly biased in his favor. Equally disturbing is the unresolved shadow that Cliff may have killed his wife with a spear gun because she nagged him. Classic Cliff. Is Cliff more heroic because he also doesn’t put up with outspoken women?I was in public with Bruce several times when some random jerk would loudly challenge Bruce to a fight. He always politely declined and moved on. First rule of Bruce’s fight club was don’t fight — unless there is no other option. He felt no need to prove himself. He knew who he was and that the real fight wasn’t on the mat, it was on the screen in creating opportunities for Asians to be seen as more than grinning stereotypes. Unfortunately, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood prefers the good old ways.

solacekames: 8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-JabbarThe NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist, a friend of the late martial ar...