Thursday, July 20, 2017

Our Slavery did not begin with slave ships – Music Video

April 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Everything Else, Music, Video

This is a fantastic video. Great images. Great song. I guess the music is a remix of Nas’ “If I Ruled The World.” The title of the documentary segment is “It Started With Slave Ships.” I think someone added the music and retitled the piece on YouTube as “Our Slavery did not begin with slave ships.” There is also […]

Slavery in NYC

March 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Everything Else

I wanted to post something related to the newest episode. So here is a web page devoted to an exhibit titled, “Slavery in NYC.” It’s over at the New York Historical Society. Click the link to visit the page. Also, as I remember, Pete Hamill’s novel Forever has some poignant scenes that depict the harsh realities of slavery in […]

In My Head

March 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Ghosts, Secrets of NYC, Stories

(Bald Punk – Photo by T) On the way home from Jeremy’s Ale House I had an all-too-real daydream about turn-of-the-century Coney Island and a juxtaposed slave ship that was sailing into NY Harbor. The ghost of a slave named Hardy had literally reached out to me from the bowels of the ship. His hand blotted out the lights of Coney . . . Home from […]

White Fire

March 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Ghosts, Secrets of NYC, Stories

(Front Street – Photo by Bald Punk) After a winter’s evening spent imbibing beer with the b’hoys, I had slipped out of Jeremy’s Ale House onto the cobbled Front Street with a kick in my step. Only now do I realize a spirit waited for me. Without body or visible shape, he followed me to the subway on Fulton and Broadway. At […]

Slavery and NYC

February 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Everything Else, Video

   (New York Divided: Slavery and the Civil War) My next episode will feature the ghost of a slave called Hardy. So I decided to post something on slavery and NYC. Here are my other posts in which Hardy is mentioned. Episode Nineteen – October 2009 Expedition to Sandy Ground, Staten Island Historical Sandy Ground Just […]

Just A Car Ride To Staten Island

October 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Secrets of NYC, Staten Island, Stories

(Photo by Bald Punk – Photo from Wagner College, Staten Island) Me, my lady friend(LF), Scrappy D, the pizza and Chinese delivery guys, along with Benny, “the cigar store Indian,”  are on our way to Sandy Ground, Staten Island. We are searching for the ghost of a slave named Hardy. He’s the only one who knows the […]

Historical Sandy Ground in Staten Island

October 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Photos, Secrets of NYC

(Photos by Bald Punk – Turner Street in Sandy Ground/Rossville, Staten Island) Before I get into what happened on our trip to Staten Island, first I want to post some background on Historical Sandy Ground. In the previous post in this series, I had doubted there was such a place. But only because I never heard […]

Expedition to Sandy Ground, Staten Island

October 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Photos, Secrets of NYC, Stories

(I wish the above car was mine. We have an old Camry, but it runs great!) My car is idling on the street below. The pizza delivery guy is behind the wheel. Benny, “the cigar store Indian” is in the front passenger seat. In the back, it will be me on the right hand side(RHS) and […]