thebrooklyncollection:

This Earth Day we’d like to draw your attention to New York City’s only standing landmarked tree, the magnificent Magnolia Grandiflora, which has grown at 679 Lafayette Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn since the 1800s, when William Lemken planted a seedling sent up from North Carolina in this auspicious spot.
Although you will notice magnolia trees in glorious bloom all over the city, this particular variety is rare in climates as far north as our own. The brownstones standing behind the tree are credited with sheltering it from extreme cold. Through the efforts of neighborhood activist Hattie Carthan the tree was landmarked in 1970, with the brownstones that sheltered it soon to follow.
Carthan didn’t stop with one tree — she started programs to teach stewardship of natural resources in the 1970s and served as chair of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Beautification Committee.  The Magnolia Tree Earth Center, which operates out of the brownstones behind this famous magnolia, is the culmination of Carthan’s efforts.  
thebrooklyncollection:

This Earth Day we’d like to draw your attention to New York City’s only standing landmarked tree, the magnificent Magnolia Grandiflora, which has grown at 679 Lafayette Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn since the 1800s, when William Lemken planted a seedling sent up from North Carolina in this auspicious spot.
Although you will notice magnolia trees in glorious bloom all over the city, this particular variety is rare in climates as far north as our own. The brownstones standing behind the tree are credited with sheltering it from extreme cold. Through the efforts of neighborhood activist Hattie Carthan the tree was landmarked in 1970, with the brownstones that sheltered it soon to follow.
Carthan didn’t stop with one tree — she started programs to teach stewardship of natural resources in the 1970s and served as chair of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Beautification Committee.  The Magnolia Tree Earth Center, which operates out of the brownstones behind this famous magnolia, is the culmination of Carthan’s efforts.  
thebrooklyncollection:

This Earth Day we’d like to draw your attention to New York City’s only standing landmarked tree, the magnificent Magnolia Grandiflora, which has grown at 679 Lafayette Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn since the 1800s, when William Lemken planted a seedling sent up from North Carolina in this auspicious spot.
Although you will notice magnolia trees in glorious bloom all over the city, this particular variety is rare in climates as far north as our own. The brownstones standing behind the tree are credited with sheltering it from extreme cold. Through the efforts of neighborhood activist Hattie Carthan the tree was landmarked in 1970, with the brownstones that sheltered it soon to follow.
Carthan didn’t stop with one tree — she started programs to teach stewardship of natural resources in the 1970s and served as chair of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Beautification Committee.  The Magnolia Tree Earth Center, which operates out of the brownstones behind this famous magnolia, is the culmination of Carthan’s efforts.  
thebrooklyncollection:

This Earth Day we’d like to draw your attention to New York City’s only standing landmarked tree, the magnificent Magnolia Grandiflora, which has grown at 679 Lafayette Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn since the 1800s, when William Lemken planted a seedling sent up from North Carolina in this auspicious spot.
Although you will notice magnolia trees in glorious bloom all over the city, this particular variety is rare in climates as far north as our own. The brownstones standing behind the tree are credited with sheltering it from extreme cold. Through the efforts of neighborhood activist Hattie Carthan the tree was landmarked in 1970, with the brownstones that sheltered it soon to follow.
Carthan didn’t stop with one tree — she started programs to teach stewardship of natural resources in the 1970s and served as chair of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Beautification Committee.  The Magnolia Tree Earth Center, which operates out of the brownstones behind this famous magnolia, is the culmination of Carthan’s efforts.  
thebrooklyncollection:

This Earth Day we’d like to draw your attention to New York City’s only standing landmarked tree, the magnificent Magnolia Grandiflora, which has grown at 679 Lafayette Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn since the 1800s, when William Lemken planted a seedling sent up from North Carolina in this auspicious spot.
Although you will notice magnolia trees in glorious bloom all over the city, this particular variety is rare in climates as far north as our own. The brownstones standing behind the tree are credited with sheltering it from extreme cold. Through the efforts of neighborhood activist Hattie Carthan the tree was landmarked in 1970, with the brownstones that sheltered it soon to follow.
Carthan didn’t stop with one tree — she started programs to teach stewardship of natural resources in the 1970s and served as chair of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Beautification Committee.  The Magnolia Tree Earth Center, which operates out of the brownstones behind this famous magnolia, is the culmination of Carthan’s efforts.  
thebrooklyncollection:

This Earth Day we’d like to draw your attention to New York City’s only standing landmarked tree, the magnificent Magnolia Grandiflora, which has grown at 679 Lafayette Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn since the 1800s, when William Lemken planted a seedling sent up from North Carolina in this auspicious spot.
Although you will notice magnolia trees in glorious bloom all over the city, this particular variety is rare in climates as far north as our own. The brownstones standing behind the tree are credited with sheltering it from extreme cold. Through the efforts of neighborhood activist Hattie Carthan the tree was landmarked in 1970, with the brownstones that sheltered it soon to follow.
Carthan didn’t stop with one tree — she started programs to teach stewardship of natural resources in the 1970s and served as chair of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Beautification Committee.  The Magnolia Tree Earth Center, which operates out of the brownstones behind this famous magnolia, is the culmination of Carthan’s efforts.  
thebrooklyncollection:

This Earth Day we’d like to draw your attention to New York City’s only standing landmarked tree, the magnificent Magnolia Grandiflora, which has grown at 679 Lafayette Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn since the 1800s, when William Lemken planted a seedling sent up from North Carolina in this auspicious spot.
Although you will notice magnolia trees in glorious bloom all over the city, this particular variety is rare in climates as far north as our own. The brownstones standing behind the tree are credited with sheltering it from extreme cold. Through the efforts of neighborhood activist Hattie Carthan the tree was landmarked in 1970, with the brownstones that sheltered it soon to follow.
Carthan didn’t stop with one tree — she started programs to teach stewardship of natural resources in the 1970s and served as chair of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Beautification Committee.  The Magnolia Tree Earth Center, which operates out of the brownstones behind this famous magnolia, is the culmination of Carthan’s efforts.  

thebrooklyncollection:

This Earth Day we’d like to draw your attention to New York City’s only standing landmarked tree, the magnificent Magnolia Grandiflora, which has grown at 679 Lafayette Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn since the 1800s, when William Lemken planted a seedling sent up from North Carolina in this auspicious spot.

Although you will notice magnolia trees in glorious bloom all over the city, this particular variety is rare in climates as far north as our own. The brownstones standing behind the tree are credited with sheltering it from extreme cold. Through the efforts of neighborhood activist Hattie Carthan the tree was landmarked in 1970, with the brownstones that sheltered it soon to follow.

Carthan didn’t stop with one tree — she started programs to teach stewardship of natural resources in the 1970s and served as chair of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Beautification Committee.  The Magnolia Tree Earth Center, which operates out of the brownstones behind this famous magnolia, is the culmination of Carthan’s efforts.  

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andrawatkins:

To Live Forever Tour Stop: Sea Island Rotary Club and Old Sheldon Church. Thanks for having me speak to your club!
andrawatkins:

To Live Forever Tour Stop: Sea Island Rotary Club and Old Sheldon Church. Thanks for having me speak to your club!
andrawatkins:

To Live Forever Tour Stop: Sea Island Rotary Club and Old Sheldon Church. Thanks for having me speak to your club!
andrawatkins:

To Live Forever Tour Stop: Sea Island Rotary Club and Old Sheldon Church. Thanks for having me speak to your club!
andrawatkins:

To Live Forever Tour Stop: Sea Island Rotary Club and Old Sheldon Church. Thanks for having me speak to your club!
andrawatkins:

To Live Forever Tour Stop: Sea Island Rotary Club and Old Sheldon Church. Thanks for having me speak to your club!
andrawatkins:

To Live Forever Tour Stop: Sea Island Rotary Club and Old Sheldon Church. Thanks for having me speak to your club!
andrawatkins:

To Live Forever Tour Stop: Sea Island Rotary Club and Old Sheldon Church. Thanks for having me speak to your club!
andrawatkins:

To Live Forever Tour Stop: Sea Island Rotary Club and Old Sheldon Church. Thanks for having me speak to your club!
andrawatkins:

To Live Forever Tour Stop: Sea Island Rotary Club and Old Sheldon Church. Thanks for having me speak to your club!

andrawatkins:

To Live Forever Tour Stop: Sea Island Rotary Club and Old Sheldon Church. Thanks for having me speak to your club!

Sleepless - King Crimson Live In Japan

4-22-14 Earth Day

It is earth day today. It seems to me that it has become very commercial and has lost its original impetus. I may just be cranky due to lack of sleep so don’t quote me.

On Sunday when I was down at South Ferry and Battery Park, the fishermen were out in force.

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This little beauty was 33″

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Not a bad view while you wait…RSJohnson_Hudson_1404200022

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A souvenir from the other New York World’s Fair

A souvenir from the other New York World’s Fair

Robert S Johnson:

A visit back to the 1939 World’s Fair, courtesy of the always useful and fun Ephemeral New York.

Originally posted on Ephemeral New York:

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair. There, New Yorkers were introduced to the touch tone phone, caught their first sight of the Unisphere to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, and were able to view Michelangelo’s Pieta.

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kvetchlandia:

Bruce Davidson     Brooklyn, New York, from the “Brooklyn Gang” Series     1959

kvetchlandia:

Bruce Davidson     Brooklyn, New York, from the “Brooklyn Gang” Series     1959

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I’m Not Your Hero - Tegan and Sara

It’s HBO

4-21-14 Travel Theme: Round (Memorial Edition - Circle Game 2)

4-21-14 Travel Theme: Round (Memorial Edition – Circle Game 2)

Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now
Cartwheels turn to car wheels thru the town
And they tell him take your time it won’t be long now
Till you drag your feet to slow the circles down

And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return we can only look
Behind from where we came
And go round and round and round

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