Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Outdoor statues: Adam Clayton Powell

This is a statue of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. on the corner of 125th streeet and ACP(Adam Clayton Powell or 7th ave.),  diagnal from the state building also named after him. We could stand to use more representatives in government like him.

*From Wikipedia
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 18th district
In office
Preceded by Walter A. Lynch
Succeeded by Charles B. Rangel
Personal details
Born November 29, 1908(1908-11-29)
New Haven, Connecticut
Died April 4, 1972(1972-04-04) (aged 63)
Miami, Florida
Resting place Ashes scattered over Bimini
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) 1) Isabel Washington, 1933 (div);
2) Hazel Scott, 1945 (div.);
3) Yvette Flores Diago, 1970 (div.)
Religion Baptist

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., (November 29, 1908 – April 4, 1972) was an American politician and pastor who represented Harlem, New York City, in the United States House of Representatives (1945–71). He was the first person in New York of African-American descent elected to Congress, and became a powerful national politician.

In 1961, after sixteen years in the House, Powell became chairman of the Education and Labor Committee, the most powerful position held by an African American in Congress. As Chairman, he supported the passage of important social legislation under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Following allegations of corruption, in 1967 Powell was excluded from his seat by Democratic Representatives-elect of the 90th Congress but he was re-elected; and he regained the seat in a 1969 United States Supreme Court ruling.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The World's Oldest Teenager, Dick Clark, has died.

I grew up watching American Bandstand along with Soul Train. I spent many a  New Years Eve with Dick Clark when I was too young to go out and party. He was so much a part of my growing up, it's sad to know he is gone, but he will never be forgotten. 

1929 -2012
So long...God bless, rest in peace.

Spring in Fort Tryon Park

Some nature in Fort Tryon Park.
A cardinal!

Spring tree blooms set against the Hudson river.
Spring floral blooms.
I'm no flower expert, but I think these ar blue belles.
Pretty spring colors.

Pink tree blooms.
More pretty spring colors.

Walk path through the garden.

A bird I was able to get a close up of.
This squirel came walking up to me like I owed him money or something! I took a picture, but it came out blurry and I only managed to get this shot of him running off.
I thought I was seeing things when I saw this ground hog come out of the ground! He ran back inside his whole if you moved so I waited patiently and he graced me with his presence long enough for me to get his picture.

More random shots of the park and the spring blooms.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Outdoor Art at Fort Tryon Park

On a rather warm spring day last month I took a walk up to Fort  Tryon Park and they had these busts up around the benches near the entrance. I love these art surprises!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nike and NFL pt.2

Here are more pictures of the Nike NFL reveal.
 These are the life size (and I mean life size, about 6'3"!) mannequins we helped dress. It was not easy getting the gear on these stiffs! I injured my finger snapping the arms into place.

 Me and a co-worker steamed all of the clothes on these mannequins...TWICE! Then we spent more time than we should have fixxing the shirts on the side that should have been done right the first time the day before. I was almost late getting to Oprah because of that crap. I was NOT going to miss Oprah!

I changed the jacket on Miami and did a bit of styling since Miami is my favorite team( It was all about Dan Marino for me!). The zipper broke on the jacket he had on before. Why it mattered about switching them out since the jacket is open, I do not know.
All the NFL players during the presentation. We got to watch as they rehearsed thier entrance. Most of them dudes are HUGE! A few were shorter than me( I'm 5'7"), but they were really broad in the shoulders.

I'll name the ones I know; #7 Ben Roethlisberger of the Steelere, #90 Ndamukong Suh( that's what I said about his name!) of the Lions, #31 with the best uniform in all the NFL, Kameron Chancellor of the Seahawks.
 #7 Michael Vick of the Eagles, #98 Brian Orakpo of the Redskins.
You will probably be seeing a lot of this during the upcoming football season. The proper way to diplay the gloves on an actual player, #82 Dwayne Bowe of the Chiefs.

 The cool gloves of all 32 teams
Up cose look of the Jaguars gloves.

*All the above pictures are from