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North America » United States » New York » Jamestown June 19th 2004

Saturday June 6th we got off work early and Eva had to go to the Lucy and Desi Museum in Jamestown, NY where Lucy grew up. It was about an hour away from Olean so Eva, Debbie, Jana, Mike W, and I drove there and paid the $5 admission and went in. It was smaller than I'd imagined, but it had a good representation of her life. There were large panels all around the room that chronicled her and Desi's lives from the time they were born until they died. In the middle of the room there were cases that showed off some of her clothing and accessories. At the back of the room was a projector and chairs to sit in and watch movies about them and with them in them. The front had a ... read more
Mural in Downtown Jamestown, NY


We took the subway down to Coney Island today for the Phish show at Keyspan Park. Coney Island is one big carnival, complete with roller coasters, elephant ears, and “Shoot the Freak”. Coney Island had a nasty beach front and a cool pier that people were fishing from. The Phish show was spectactular and the venue was even cooler. I never thought that I would ever see Phish at a baseball stadium. The rain during the second set of the concert was overshadowed by the superior set list and the awesome energy of the crowd.... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York June 18th 2004

Back at my NYC HQ, I attended some social events prior to my departure. JOANNA SLEDGE UPDATE: For thsoe of you who don't know, I will be spending the summer in the Middle East, where I am needed to help everyone just chill.I will be based in Israel and dispatched periodically, when neccesary. My long term coleague Ash-Belle will be hosting me and arranging my appointments. Back to the present moment: Spent the week at the Capoeira academy for some pre-summer training. Metsre and I have been discussing various strategies of attack and defense, while preparing my berimbau for travel. In order to bid farewell more efficiently, I attended Sylvia's party at her smashing Brooklyn Palace. After holding court at the kitchen corner  I was chauffered home and spent the following day sleeping off my hangover ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan June 17th 2004

We arrived in Manhattan at 3 pm. During the fifteen minutes that we were parked out in front of our hotel while we were checking in, we received two parking tickets…one for $115 and one for $90. New York City doesn’t waste any time. It’s really a busy city. Our hotel had a nice view of the Empire State building. We took the obligatory trip to Times square at about 2 AM and walked the streets of the city until 6 AM when we finally made it back to the hotel.... read more

North America » United States » New York June 14th 2004

Joanna Sledge, International divastar and secret envoy to the middle eastern region of Asia, is rarely seen in one city for more than a few weeks at a time. She is known to don many cloaks and has rubbed shoulders and ankles with many, many. Her secret: Joanna Sledge has kept an open mind since birth. She effortlessly picks up the correct fork at a six-course Washington fundraiser, and with equal savoir fair rolls her shopping cart into a Long Island Stop & Shop. She has lived in a basement studio share, she has slept on Penthouse waterbeds. She is registered at several temp agencies in Manhattan, yet she will drop it all when her Saudi Sheik needs her sound advice. She is Joanna Sledge, former child star, teen idol, upcoming ingenue, full grown woman, a ... read more

North America » United States » New York May 18th 2004

May 18, 2004 City official name :Lockport Founded date : Location :New York State Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :Lockport is a town in Niagara County, New York, USA. The population was 19,653 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from the series of canal locks on the Erie Canal that lift boats from the lowland of Lake Ontario to the Niagara Escarpment. The Town of Lockport is in the south-central part of the county and surrounds the City of Lockport. Many early settlers were Quakers and helped make the area a bastion of anti-slavery. The Town of Lockport was established in 1824, the same year the canal was completed up to the City of Lockport ... read more


May 17, 2004 City official name :Niagara Falls Founded date : Location :New York State Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :Niagara Falls is a city in Niagara County, New York, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 55,593. It is across the Niagara River from Niagara Falls, Ontario, both named after the famed Niagara Falls which they share. It has been considered part of the Buffalo, New York metropolitan area. The City of Niagara Falls was incorporated on March 17, 1892. Governor Roswell L. Flower signed the bill into law forming the city; Thomas Vincent Welch who was a member of the charter committee and then a New York Assemblyman, but more importantly a second-generation Irishman, was there when the ... read more
Niagara Falls

North America » United States » New York May 17th 2004

May 17, 2004 City official name :Grand Island Founded date : Location :New York State Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :Grand Island is a town and an island in Erie County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 18,621. The current town name derives from the French explorers' name "Grande Isle," which has the same meaning as the native term "Gah-We-Not." The Town of Grand Island is located at the northwestern corner of the county. The town is northwest of Buffalo, New York. New York State Route 324 crosses the island. In the early historical period of the island, the 16th Century, French explorers found the Neutral Indians living on the island. By 1651 the Senecas had destroyed this tribe and absorbed ... read more

North America » United States » New York » Buffalo May 16th 2004

May 16, 2004 City official name :Buffalo Founded date : Location :New York State Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :Buffalo is an American city in western New York State. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 292,648. It is the state's second-largest city, after New York City, and is the county seat of Erie County.GR6 It is also the economic and cultural center of the Buffalo-Niagara Region, a diverse metropolitan area with a population of 1.2 million people. Buffalo is also part of the Golden Horseshoe, an international metropolitan area of over 9.7 million people. Buffalo lies at the eastern end of Lake Erie, at the southern head of the Niagara River, which connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The City of ... read more
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North America » United States » New York May 16th 2004

May16, 2004 City official name :Youngstown Founded date : Location :New York State Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :Youngstown is an historic village located at the northwestern corner of the state where the Niagara River flows into Lake Ontario. In an area known to the Indians for hundreds of years, the French explorer La Salle left his mark by building a small fort in 1670, less than a mile north of where our village now stands. The French gained control of the Great Lakes area and by 1727 built the "Castle" which became the centerpiece of Old Fort Niagara. In 1759, a large force of British soldiers under the command of General Ptideux was sent up the then Mohawk River and along Lake Ontario to lay siege ... read more
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