Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Thank you for being part of our East Village Coop of two buildings between 1st and 2nd Avenue on historic East 12th Street, running the width of Manhattan Island from West to East.
This new episode is about the six three-story Greek Revival townhouses with the addresses 311, 313, 315, 317, 319 and 321 East 12th Street, built in 1853.
At the turn of the last century a developer, Jacob Fish, bought 5 of them.
What could they house? four families each?
Jacob Fish commissioned architect Samuel Sass to transform the houses into two 6-story tenements, completed in 1907.
Unfortunately, or rather, fortunately, Mr Fish complied with the new law for tenements, allowing space for courtyards instead of air shafts.
Our rooms are smaller but they all get light, and our common hallways are bigger than the tenements built in the 1890's.
Remember, though, he could only buy 5 lots..
So when you pass by our neighbor to the west, at 311 East 12th, you are looking at the last still standing of the row of 6 Greek Revival townhouses from 1853.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
from Quando ce ne sono nove (When There are Nine): A Night at the Opera with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 12th Night at The New York City Bar Association, Scene 10 song (by Peter Dizozza) with Peter Dizozza and Lawrence Mertz as Michael Kaiser and John Roberts. (Sep 04, 2013 Washingtonian: "With the Kaiser-Roberts ceremony, Ginsburg became the first Supreme Court justice to perform a same-sex marriage.") RBG Song: Of Gender Let's Be Blind (Clear Horizon) by Peter Dizozza Pianist: Dr. Nathan Brandwein Percussion: James Mussen Flute: Deborah Karpatkin
The demo description:
On the Basis of Gender (instead of Sex) here is the studio demo of Clear Horizon, The RBG Song by Peter Dizozza Recorded by Horacio Pena Sung by Martin Ginsburg to his wife, Ruth Bader. In the Amanda Bakale RBG script this was sung by Michael Kaiser to his spouse John Roberts. Music adapted from the "Clear Horizon" piano piece. Song inspired by the book, "Chef Supreme, Martin Ginsburg" created by the Justices' spouses in memoriam. This is the June Version of the recording by Horacio Pena of a song by Peter Dizozza lyrics Of gender let's be blind. I love you for your mind. Intense, intellectual, emotion is the Connection that we find. And if I'm wonder cooking for the fam'lies of our highest court I'll look back on our great careers and how we shared in our support. We both may be strong willed. Your strong will makes me thrilled. In family and work, together we will always See us both fulfilled. And if I'm one day chef supreme and all the judges look to me I'll say that, though defined by difference, We live on common ground. As we lock our eyes we're gazring at a clear horizon. Its a Moment like the moment we were born. We begin again More than friends. A love once joined together, never torn.
Saturday, November 09, 2019
Sunday, November 03, 2019
Friday, September 27, 2019
Today I experience activities anew
My long term job is in transition.
Letting go is hard. The feeling of investment with no return is strong.
Then I realize my thought expression; it's as I write
(I'm letting other thoughts happen while I write of prior thoughts.)
I took on "per diem" work this morning with a 50H hearing scheduled for me to appear and conduct at noon. Well, here it is noon and I'm still at court on the per diem matter, in this case before a judge with whom I've played music He's a percussionist. He's removed from the court room. He's now walking back and forth in his office.
I must say hello but a lot of good it does when I'm in a bind of overscheduling done for the money I'll receive which is not much. I'm calculating... 125 ...(1st appearance 75 + 25 each additional...)+ 85x 50H Hearings. Idiot!
(I don't have to bother thinking myself an idiot. Let others use their moments of thought about me to think that...)
At court without the other side there I could have just put in a paper to get on the list. (by waiting for my "adversary," we're nearly last with each of the hundred cases on the calendar, each getting an especially pedantic attention, providing detailed opportunities to learn and relearn almost as if the holy words of codification require repeating at every opportunity... ultimately chilling the desire to add another word.)
Ah, momentary considerations.
And tonight is an Inn of Court CLE about discrimination, avoiding it in the law office, far removed from my concern, although recent activities remind me of the nebula of its impact. This cloud upon us is fun-based in many ways... race and sexual orientation and gender...trans.... is that it? People from all over the world, unique in ways, the same in ways.
All shapes and sizes and excitements are physically based.
Where's the charge now that we are ...A Father?
Parents existing in time with a future, 'cause we're leaving behind our bodes for the body of a young'un, a young one.
Now Gerald (Lebovits) is reviewing the orange folders, tossing about, looking into them, shaking his head, accepting help from his clerk. He is of the shaved head group, also an orientation of sorts.
Now he's taken a pile. He's leaning on the witness box. There is an issue of the balding men. (theirs is the higher testosterone level. Magnificent!)
He'll sit at the conference table in front of his own bench on the dais, etc.
Eventually we will talk about the upcoming RBG show and I'll have achieved completion at 1:30PM of the 10:00AM scheduled per diem status conference.
I since learned after missing my noon and 1PM hearing commitment, that if I need to be relieved I need simply inform the per diem group.
When I noted to the per diem group that the assignment was running overtime they immediately cancelled my appearance and sent a substitute per diem attorney.
By that time (12:30) I thought I was next and said no, no I must complete this, and sent away the substitute and waited ... another hour...
As for the case itself: There was a Dr. performing the usual surgeries on a car accident victim who billed and received notice that the No-Fault insurer withheld payment until completion of EUOs (Examination Under Oath).
The EUO apparently included him but without the insurer actually scheduling his EUO. The insurer denied his payment of $12,000 for the two surgeries for failure to comply; he went before no-fault arbitration which found that the insurer's EUO notice was deficient and that they had to pay him.
During that time the insurer sued the doctor?? that's why we were in New York Supreme Court.
Several prior orders directed the doctor as defendant to appear for a deposition so rather than have the case dismissed I actually agreed he would appear...this was a very silly case... it looks like they'll get their examination...even with an arbitration order to just pay him...
now this is a matter that demands the attention of those with an obsession with the ludicrous... of which I am often one.
While this document seems objectively documented, we have yet to see whether I learn anything from it....
Perhaps worst of all is the taking of time to write this...