Making Movies

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Freecycle Success/Sewing Machine Table

Another successful transfer using Free Cycle.  I loved this sewing table, but it was now in the way.  Free Cycle allowed this table to go to someone who is building her craft room.  She had a sewing machine that was still in the box and now it has a place to begin doing it's job.  I'm glad that it's going to someone who is going to appreciate and use it. 


Friday, October 17, 2014

Where People Work/Peace & RIOT

Located in the heart of Bedford Stuyvesant Peace & RIOT is an oasis on the hustle and bustle block Nostrand Ave.

This Saturday join Peace & RIOT as they welcome Malene B for a special event Design Under The Influence.

Malene will speak about her beautiful works of art. If you do take the tour, present your (Bedford Stuyvesant House Tour) tour map and get 10% off selected items.

Wine for the event will be supplied courtesy of the owners of Bed-Nos Wines, 296 Nostrand Ave. 


Saturday, October 18, 2014

492 Nostrand Ave

Brooklyn, New York 11216

3pm - 7pm


Friday, August 22, 2014

Where People Work/Brooklyn Harvest Market

Well it's about time, FINALLY, we have a supermarket on the block.  It's probably been over 30 years since and we the Lindsay Park residents (building 1 and 2) had to walk at least 4+ blocks to go grocery shopping.  

That day is over, Brooklyn Harvest Market, opened today and I am so glad that it's here.  It is around the corner and everything from the brands that I like, to fresh vegetables and cooked food as well, I look forward to filling the shopping cart up.

Brooklyn Harvest Market
204 Union Ave
Brooklyn, New York

Monday, August 11, 2014

Super Moon From a Super Block

I didn't get the great shots you are seeing all over the net, but it was exciting seeing it rise over the buildings.

A bit after 8:00pm looking out the window

About 8:45pm from street
Below is a shot in May 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Lindsay Park Oldtimers Day 2014

Lindsay Park was established in 1964.  The first two buildings (#1 and #2) and by 1967 all seven buildings were up.  This multicultural Williamsburg community, is now has grown to become a mecca for artist, architects, hipsters, and more.  Talking to one friend, he pointed out "Our parents had vision".  

Scroll down to check out the video and more photos. 


The calm before the storm.  Be sure to see the video to the very end.  This gentleman, shows us the diversity that still exist in these 7 buildings.  Although there can be some tension among shareholders, we are still family, and what family exists without a few family squabbles.

Lindsay Park has been seen in many movies and TV shows, including The French Connection (this was the first and you could imagine we got a real kick out of that), Coming to America, Blue Bloods, and more.

 They day brought out the best.  Tributes to Tayshana "Chicken" Murphy and Shakur "Peanut" Taylor.

Shakur "Peanut" Taylor

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Where People Work/ V. G. Cleaning...and More!

Ed's Office
I now have joined millions of Americans who have TOO MUCH STUFF by putting the overage of STUFF into a storage.  It's daunting and I will be purging, but for now I had to get my STUFF to Storage Mart.

Rather than take my STUFF one bin at a time, a friend recommended Ed Martinez.  What a guy, he was polite, on time, and his prices are so fair.  He looked at my STUFF, packed it up on the pick-up and got me to Storage Mart...... easy peasy.  He made a stressful moment a hole lot less stressful.

Oh yeah, Ed also does cleaning, 
V.G. CLEANING 516-330-8314

Saturday, June 7, 2014

I'm Not The Only One

A daunting task is to organize, where do you put all this STUFF and why the WORLD am I keeping it. 

I recently moved my tools from a tool bucket into something else that was more efficient.  Now what to do with this bucket.....Oh I know, I will put all those papers in it and purge about 5 or more items a day.  The rule is to put things either away or shred.  I've done this before with a pile of papers and it actually works well.  

Sometimes I will get stuck on something that has no home and/or maybe it's a keep, so it goes in an envelope labeled MISCELLANEOUS.  Or it should say I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THIS.

Below is a video Vlog from Artistic Expressions, on tackling a disorganized room.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

ICFF 2014

ICFF 2014

One of my favorite show to attend is the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, all the creatives come out to play.  I had one day, which is not enough time, but I made it work and was thoroughly inspired.

This unit (above) is created by Nick Davis and the cracked glass is on purpose.  It is encased in 2 pieces of glass.

Nick Davis

Tucker Robbins

Gabrella Farkas

Janosi Designs

Bien Hecho



Mon Oncle Barbecue

Mon Oncle Barbeque

Sunday, May 18, 2014


After opening a draw or two, to see taxes, receipt books, bookkeeping books, utility bills etc etc etc, all from over 20 years ago, I was glad for the annual Shred Fest 2014.

I bagged it all and carried two big bags.....DAMN PAPER IS Cadman Plaza to shred it for good.

I got off at High Street Station (as per the instructions), BUT I got off on the wrong end. 

After stopping a few times to get across the park I made it.

I dumped it all in the bin along with others, but I must have seemed like a kid at Disney Land, because they were asking "Is this your firs time?" "No, just so excited to get rid of this, CRAP".

When the bin is full, it's wheeled away and loaded up onto the truck.  He even had to climb up on the side to help the paper fall into the grinder faster.

We peered through the little window and watched our crap turn into.....I don't know what it turns into, just glad to see it gone.......GOOD BYE CRAP!!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Annual Shred Fest 2014

It's that time of year again, Spring.....into decluttering.  Thanks to Harlem Needle Arts, they have reminded me of The Annual Shred Fest 2014. 

Shred Fest 2014
Although many of us are going paperless, there is still a folder or twenty, that could be discarded.  The problem is that the papers still have vital information that can lead to identity theft.  Then the other problem is we just don't know what to throw out and what to keep.  Below are some helpful links, after you know what to keep, get your pile, bag, box together and go shred.  

Sunday May 18th, 2014
Free Shredding 
Arrive early
Trucks available 
10am  - 4pm
 Call 311 for more info about Shred Fest
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