Interesting piece of Brooklyn naming drama with cultural significance researched by my friend Lauren.Who's Trying To Erase East Williamsburg's "Avenue Of Puerto Rico?"
Making some year-end donations and encountered this lengthy required field. It is certainly all encompassing, though could someone explain ‘The’ to me? Could I be The Jen Bokoff? Had to share because really, donating is fun on every level and welcomes all. If you want more of “The Jen Bokoff’s” thoughts on giving, here are some of… Continue reading
The Bronck family was a wealthy family living on many of the Harlem river’s surrounding acres. Jonas Bronck, the family patriarch, was a narcissistic man and wanted to name everything after himself. Thus, around 1639, the river became Bronck’s river. Once the Bronck’s started croaking and immigrants other than Swedes (Irish, German, Italian, Jewish….) settled… Continue reading Grandma Asked: Why is the Bronx THE Bronx and Brooklyn is just Brooklyn?
Daily roll call was the worst, particularly the first day of school. I always had the one teacher who pronounced it “wine-er” in which case I’d have to correct him and say “no, it’s actually Weiner.” Laughter would erupt and my dreams of being someone who wasn’t perpetually associated with a hot dog would internalize… Continue reading What would a Weiner do?
Some parents just want their kids to have a horrible life, I guess.Introducing Like Adler, baby.