Monday, March 31, 2008

O lado musical (2)!

Gary B - Love Rain Down -Café del Mar XIV

O lado musical!

City Lounge (best lounge and chill out music)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

O lado poético da Cidade!

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Leitura interessante!

«The Sun's Peter Kiefer reports a late-afternoon bombshell: Madison Square Garden officials will move forward with a renovation of the arena instead of going along with the Penn Station/Moynihan Station redevelopment plan, which called for a new Garden to be constructed on the western end of the Farley Post Office building on Eighth Avenue. An MSG spokesman said:
Madison Square Garden has decided to move forward with our renovation previously announced in 2004. After exploring several alternatives, it has become clear that the only viable option is a renovation. Details will be available in the coming days. Madison Square Garden supports West Side redevelopment and applauds Senator Schumer's involvement(...)» in CURBED- 27.03.08

Foi uma honra!


Hoje conheci Laura Lopes.
A aproximação deveu-se ao simples facto dos nossos lugares numa cerimónia pública serem confinantes.
No final do evento já tínhamos entabulado conversa. Fiquei a saber que sem nos conhecer já partilhávamos latitudes comuns: a profissão, o bairro e o gosto insaciável por conversar.
A vivência na mesma freguesia lisboeta proporcionou um regresso conjunto a casa.
O trajecto fez-se de carro entre duas zonas da Cidade mas foi a viagem de uma vida: 85 anos lúcidos treinados por formação académica em Direito e impregnados de muitas lutas na defesa de presos políticos e dos direitos das mulheres, reforçados por uma indomável consciência política legada em livros e artigos publicados na imprensa, e acima de tudo com uma entrega de simplicidade e ternura dialogante irresistível!
Bem haja!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Great idea!

Street trees in tree pits, higher
density residential neighborhood, Manhattan
(Photo: Department of City Planning)

«Street Trees Are No Longer an Optional Accessory

David W. Dunlap
I think that I shall never see a zoning text amendment lovely as a tree. But the new Section 26-41 of the Zoning Resolution, which was approved on Monday by the City Planning Commission, no doubt comes close for fans of a green city. It requires the planting of street trees for new developments, as well as major enlargements and certain conversions of existing buildings. One tree is required for every 25 feet of street frontage.

Amanda M. Burden, the commission chairwoman, said the requirement “will generate an estimated 10,000 street trees a year” toward the goal of one million new trees citywide over the coming decade(...)»in
The New York Times em 25.03.08.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Great one!

Recently completed mural of Barack Obama in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Monday, March 24, 2008

Sombras que são realidade!

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Fotografia de Cristina Garcia-NY

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Eu gostei bastante!

Click na image : SITE OFICIAL

Realização: François Girard
Grã-Bretanha/Itália/Japão/França/Canadá, 2007

Fica a sugestão para um fim de semana de três dias!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Cidade que não dorme!

Fotografia de Cristina Garcia-NY

A "garra" de Obama!

« (...)Or, at this moment, in this election, we can come together and say, "Not this time." This time we want to talk about the crumbling schools that are stealing the future of black children and white children and Asian children and Hispanic children and Native American children.

This time we want to reject the cynicism that tells us that these kids can't learn; that those kids who don't look like us are somebody else's problem. The children of America are not those kids, they are our kids, and we will not let them fall behind in a 21st Century economy. Not this time.

This time we want to talk about how the lines in the emergency room are filled with whites and blacks and Hispanics who do not have health care, who don't have the power on their own to overcome the special interests in Washington, but who can take them on if we do it together.

This time we want to talk about the shuttered mills that once provided a decent life for men and women of every race, and the homes for sale that once belonged to Americans from every religion, every region, every walk of life.

This time we want to talk about the fact that the real problem is not that someone who doesn't look like you might take your job; it's that the corporation you work for will ship it overseas for nothing more than a profit.

This time we want to talk about the men and women of every color and creed who serve together, and fight together, and bleed together under the same proud flag.(...)» transcrição parcial do Discurso de Barack Obama, em 18.03.08

Grande discurso, Mr.Obama!

Barack Obama: 'A More Perfect Union' (Full Speech)

March 18, 2008, Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Leitura obrigatória!

«Developer Sheldon Solow received a key vote from a City Council subcommittee this morning, clearing the path, seven years after he agreed to buy the land, for him to build a $4 billion set of towers just south of the United Nations.
Mr. Solow’s
plan, modified some in an agreement with local Councilman Daniel Garodnick, will bring seven towers to the 9.2-acre former Con Edison site, a site that is perhaps Manhattan’s largest single privately owned tract of undeveloped land (...)» in The New York Observer, em 12.03.08



Friday, March 07, 2008


Skyscrapers of New York City, from the North River- 1903

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Uma madrugada longa!

Independentemente da contagem final há uma inabalável convicção entre os simpatizantes de Obama:"Yes we Can"!

* 04h 46m -Lisboa

Na luta para ganhar!

(01h 50m- Lisboa)

"Yes we can" (5)!

Barack Obama will win the Vermont Democratic primary, CNN projects
01h 13m- Lisboa

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

"Yes we can" (4)!

Photo in FLICKr

Hoje, a votação em Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont pode ser decisiva!