FiOS is now available in my neighborood and that is the only reason much of the material linked through “neighborhood” exists. It took a year and a half and help from Common Cause to get it done. In words of one of NYC’s mayor’s after a long loosing battle with a neighborhood, “Great, now they’ll think they can get whatever they want.” He was right. Organized neighborhoods in partnership with a city-wide group can get what they want.

Yea! Thank you for all your help, friends and neighbors. The posts related to getting FiOS or an alternative. If any AKNA residents, friends and colleagues want to take on some new issues, this section awaits some ideas.  For example:

  1. Ideas on day-to-day issues, e.g. house sitting, contractors, observations on the new housing site, and so on
  2. The Ninth Congressional  District.  Vote as a block for local representatives is the only way to put squeak in the wheel.
  3. Add a comment anywhere where you see the form below.   
  4. In consideration of a slowly deteriorating service from Yahoo, the link below is an alternative for neighborhood communications of use to us all.

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James Baldwin

I have no idea if Aeon Video is a good source to use, but these few minutes of James Baldwin are vitally important to recall as words spoken a half-century ago. Even more instructive is the obsequious British joy in gaining Balwin’s participation in their instruction, and then of the insight of Buckley who became … Continue reading James Baldwin

Review the Rules

Rules In all of our worlds (social, political, economic, biometric) we search for things considered necessary. We see closed doors, glass ceilings, and tables with no invitations. The good news is we have a set of new rules that could make change more positive. A way to develop answers to questions about change rest with … Continue reading Review the Rules