De Blasio’s NY

As in Pinocchio’s ‘Funland,’ children in De Blasio’s NY who avoid school risk being turned into donkeys. But sadly, those who do attend NY public schools and follow ‘progressive’ teachings can end up the same way.

Knuckleheads

Jackson Heights – May 1, 2020 Some weeks ago Governor Cuomo gesticulated about “kicking Covid ass.” Since then New York City has come to lead the world in the virus’s death toll — with Cuomo’s policies, before and during the pandemic, adding to the death rate and undermining society. A more just and logical approach to the pandemic, would focus on the overall health…

Showtime

Message to homeless: “Don’t Rain On My Parade!” The data actually indicate that homeless passengers are more likely to contract Covid from infected MTA workers and passengers, than the other way around. Homeless people in NYC are typically free of the virus, that is, until they get forced into a city shelter. As the MTA embarks on daily subway sterilizations, in response to conductor…

Sign of the Times

Rather than mocking Trump for suggesting that sunlight can kill Covid-19 (it can), a more enlightened press corps would be analyzing the harm (to society) of ‘progressive’ NY style (“kiss my ass”) activism — that helped to usher in Covid-19 (through filth and weakened immune systems) and make its impact far worse here than anywhere else in the world. An example of that can…

Covid Break

The data indicate that Covid-19 has run its course in New York City. One pharmacologist at Elmhurst Hospital told LE that those who have been exposed to the virus, but not come down with it, are less likely to show symptoms with each passing day. Also several healthcare workers at the hospital told LE that various treatments, including hydroxychloroquine (when prescribed early on), are…

In Memorial

A man pulls up, get out of his car and leaves a rock formation in front of Elmhurst Hospital today. Perhaps to remember the workers and patients who passed through there in recent weeks.

Bronze Serpent

We hear Hydroxychloroquine is in fact helping Covid-19 patients at Elmhurst Hospital, and continues to prove itself to be a legitimate treatment option for patients with Covid-19. But it has to taken early in treatment not at the end of life. The greater threat to America during this pandemic comes from state governors and local officials, who are perversely plotting, testing, tracing and destroying…

Resurrection

  A medical glove tied to a fence dances in the wind, Easter Sunday — Queens, NY.

Queens Community Spread

On Monday New York’s Governor Cuomo doubled down on social distancing, by adding to the amount of potential fines for violators and extending the time that New York State would be closed for business — out to April 29. He did so while saying he wanted to avoid a South Korea situation in New York. Which is odd, given that S. Korea, a nation…

Nature Punishes

At the center (of the epicenter) of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s worth noting the role that “dirtiness,” at various levels, has played in the spread of coronavirus in Queens, NY and beyond. Commentators like pointing to poverty and inequality as dominant factors in the high numbers of Covid-19 cases in certain NYC neighborhoods. And yet in Queens — from Jackson Heights to Elmhurst, Corona…

March of Death

Elmhurst, NY – March 29, 2020 The FDA is approving Hydroxycloroquine for “critical Covid-19 patients.” But experience from the front lines says, Covid patients need to be given Hydroxycloroquine and Azithromycin (along with zinc) early on in the process, to be effective — before they are critical and intubated. A nurse at Elmhurst Hospital told LE: that “no” intubated Covid patient (on a ventilator),…

CV-19 GZ WTF

Elmhurst Hospital – March 25, 2020 On a day that saw 13 deaths, from Covid-19, in their ICU, Elmhurst Hospital is still allowing patients to die, without receiving meds such as hydroxycloroquine. The drug is efficacious and safe when dosed properly and used in concert with arithromycin. The manufacturer, Novartis, has even offered to donate 130 million tablets to treat Covid-19 patients. To really…

Death Comes For NY

“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be pestilences, and famines, and earthquakes in places: Now all these are the beginnings of sorrows…And because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold. But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved.” Matthew 24:7-8, 12-13 Now is the time to reconcile with God and…

Heralds Of Spring

“From thee, great God, we spring, to thee we tend,– Path, motive, guide, origin and end.” — Boethius

Corona Busters

March 15, 2020 – Elmhurst, New York Covid-19 busters shouldn’t be society busters. The health care system, at least in NYC is already overwhelmed by the virus. Further interventions to slow the spread and “flatten the curve,” in order to save the healthcare system are likely to be self (society) defeating  — killing society to save society. New Yorkers live cheek by jowl, asshole…

The Wor(l)d Matters

From the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, including a speech by Martin Luther King and architectural drawings for the World Trade Center.

‘Venice Recalled’

With coronavirus (Covid-19) sickening Italy, the photographs of Bernhardt Hildebrandt arrive offering a meditation on movement through time — what endures and what passes away. At Barbara Mathes Gallery through March 27.

NY NOW

At the Javits Center through February 5.

The Winter Show

Antiques, art and design at the Park Avenue Armory through February 2, 2020.

Ode To Highway 61

Acclaimed actress Jessica Lange is also a visual artist, behind the camera. Her recent book Highway 61, filled with soul and melancholy, documents the fabled highway from Minnesota to Louisiana. Lange noted that “long stretches of 61 are empty, forlorn as if in mourning for what has gone missing — the hometowns, the neighborhoods, family farms, factories and mills.” Photographs from the project can…

Salon Art & Design

Through November 18 at the Park Avenue Armory.

TEFAF

The European Fine Art Foundation at the Park Avenue Armory through Nov. 5.

IFPDA

The International Fine Print Dealers Association annual fair runs through October 27 at the Javits Center.

Female Gaze

Photo Plus, at the Javits Center through October 26.

Point-to-Point

The “Epoch Center,” a group show, at The Living Artist in Woodside (38-02 61st St.) through September 26.

Colony Collapse

Surly and sullen.

EID

Mount Everest Day

Da Ongchhu, Sherpa, has summited Mt. Everest seven times.

All Is One

With Pelosi and Trump accusing each other of being “crazy,” Americans are finding the only thing that unites them is mental illness. Enter Misfit Hive, a comedy troupe in Woodside that features (self-professed) mentally-ill comedians, performing and raising money for their like-minded neighbors.

$91,100,000 Rabbit

Artwork: Jeff Koons