Our resident artist Vid Son Doz speaks about Fracking and the organization Artists Against Fracking
What is Fracking?
Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside.
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EarthCam Celebrates Their 16th Anniversary with the Premiere of New Times Square Webcam Locations
WHAT: Sixteen years ago, EarthCam, Inc. was founded in New York, NY. Thursday, August 30th marks this innovative technology company's anniversary and we are celebrating by sharing fresh, exciting webcam locations in Times Square, the Crossroads of the World! Tourists, natives and street performers can wave to viewers around the globe in front of our new StreetCam on the west side of 47th and Broadway. High above the Great White Way, the CrossroadsCam streams the bustling sounds and colorful lights of 7th Avenue.
WHY: The world's most popular tourist destination, Times Square, is always evolving and EarthCam is ahead of the curve, replacing the world-famous 46th Street webcam locations with a … [Continue reading...]
to be Exhibited At Joy Wai Gallery and Sponsored by Michael Bolla
August 21, NYC -- "Natural Lacquer" paintings by renowned Chinese artist Wenzhi Zhang will be exhibited August 21 – October 4, 2012 at The Joy WaiGallery (122 West 18th St.).
Chinese Lacquer is the processed sap from lacquer trees that has been an integral component of Chinese decorative art from early times.
Zhang, who teaches at the well respected Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China, has transformed traditional lacquer technique into a medium of modern abstract painting.
“To understand Wenzhi Zhang's pictorial goals, one must see them as emerging from a long Chinese tradition,” said gallery owner Joy Wai. “Traditional Chinese painting has from the beginning depended above all on the expressive quality of line. This has … [Continue reading...]
What's your Good News?
John C. Liu serves as the 43rd Comptroller of the City of New York, independently elected and sworn into office on January 1st to protect and enhance the fiscal health of New York.
In his first months as the City’s Chief Financial Officer, John Liu has sharpened the tools of the Comptroller’s Office to make government more efficient and accountable to the people we serve.
John Liu restructured the office and elevated his auditors as a separate bureau to aggressively root out waste and inefficiency. Already, one audit exposed $125 million owed to the City by an entity that had been charged with collecting the monies on behalf of the City. Another audit uncovered $8 million in lost revenues at an agency due to careless accounting practices. Yet another audit has … [Continue reading...]