Wednesday, 27 February 2013

What's Under the Siding


There's nothing positive to say about the state Hurricane Sandy left Red Hook in. But the storm did pull off one slightly interesting trick.

In the mid-20th century, in a misguided effort at beautification, many a Brooklyn and Queens building was sadly blanketed in aluminum siding. I've often wondered, as I walked by these eyesores, what sort of structure lay beneath the sheath of cheap metal blandness. I always pictured a handsome red-brick home or a brownstone.

Sandy ripped off a good chunk of siding from a three-story home on Verona Street. And the surface beneath it was not what I expected. There's basically a kind of plaster, stucco facade, colored a sort of umber. Nothing very attractive. It looks like the building was made of oatmeal. The window lintels are somewhat more interesting, but only slightly.

That said, it's still better looking than the siding. But you kind of understand why the owners, a half century ago, opted to a new, somewhat cleaner look.


Sunday, 24 February 2013

Far-Infrared Slimming Suit. Anti Cellulite and Weight Loss Body Wrap

Far-Infrared Slimming Siut. Anti Cellulite and Weight Loss Body Wrap


Far-Infrared Slimming Siut. Anti Cellulite and Weight Loss Body Wrap
Far Infrared (FIR) radiation is electromagnetic radiation of a wavelength longer than that of visible light, but shorter than that of radio waves. The name means "below red" and comes from the Latin infra, "below", red being the color of visible light with the longest wavelength. The boundary between visible and infrared light is not precisely defined.

Far Infrared energy effectively breaks down water molecules that accumulate and store unwanted toxins in our body that block blood circulation a Read More >>


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  • Two layers of infrared heating pads with multi band channels
  • Specially designed for cellulite reduction and weight loss
  • Regulated temperature from 86 to 158F (30 to 70C)
  • Waterproof fabrique, bio-ceramic flexible strong heating wires allow to wrap it tightly around the body
  • Not for commercial use



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Saturday, 23 February 2013

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CoreBody Reformer


CoreBody Reformer
Combines three core-focused exercises in one - yoga for flexibility, dance for calorie-burn, pilates for muscle strength and tone. Start slow and escalate your workout as you get stronger, slimmer and toned all over. 6 Free Gifts included with every order: 4 workouts dvd, fitness cards, weight loss plan, workout poster, washable cover and carrying strap.Combining three core-focused workout types in one, the portable Bowflex CoreBody reformer keeps you fit without requiring a ton of storage space Read More >>


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  • Portable women's reformer that combines 3 workout types in single device
  • Offers yoga for flexibility, dance for burning calories, and Pilates for strength and toning
  • 3 resistance levels; includes workout DVD with 4 complete workouts
  • Comes with fitness cards, weight loss plan, workout poster, and carrying strap
  • Folds into convenient tube for go-anywhere use; weighs 17 pounds
  • Portable women's reformer that combines 3 workout types in single device^Offers yoga for flexibility, dance for burning



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Friday, 15 February 2013

iFit Jillian Michaels Weight Loss Program Level 2

iFit Jillian Michaels Weight Loss Program Level 2


iFit Jillian Michaels Weight Loss Program Level 2
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  • iFit® Jillian Michaels Weight Loss Program Level 2 SD card
  • Progressive, 8-week program
  • Designed to better burn calories and shed inches
  • Treadmill: 4-6 mph; 30- to 45-minute workouts
  • Elliptical: 80 max rpm; 30- to 45-minute workouts



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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Choosing From The Best Workout Routines

Photo by KetuGajjar


When it comes to designing a workout, you got two main options:



Full Body Workouts.

With a full body workout, you hit ever major and minor muscle without sacrificing any of the benefits. You also get a greater hormonal response since your performing lots of compound lifts. You get best of both worlds, making me a big fan of full body workouts.

However, after a while,

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Classic Skyview Deli in Riverdale Closes


Even as the classic kosher delis of New York have closed one by one, Riverdale has remained a deli haven, the home of no less than three Jewish delis: Liebman's, Loeser's, and Skyview. And not kosher-style, but actually kosher! The real thing. Not a one of them less than fifty years of age.

Now it is the home of two. On a recent visit, I discovered that Skyview had closed. I quizzed three merchants on the ancient strip mall that used to home Skyview and none of them knew exactly when the business had closed. One said a year ago; one said six months ago; one said two months ago. None knew why the family eatery had shuttered.




I went to Skyview once, but it was a memorable experience. I recall a very eccentric, ornery owner. I recall an excellent meal. And I too a picture of this wall photo of how the place looked in the '50s or '60s.

Skyview opened in 1950 on Riverdale Avenue right near West 258th Street. As such, it was the oldest standing Bronx deli still in existence. It was also Glatt Kosher, as opposed to just kosher, meaning that it was super strict in its adherence to the laws of kashrut. In 2007, the ownership changed hands, with Danny Salamat assuming control. (Apparently, there have been a few owners in recent years.)

Now, I'm a little fuzzy about the origin story of this place. But, looking at the old photo more closely now, I realize the sign actually says "J. Liebman's Skyview Kosher Delicatessen." Could this be the space were Liebman's started? Did Liebman's move to its current location, and Skyview get taken over by new owners? Liebman's was supposedly founded in 1953, not 1950. Questions remain...

You can read more about the place here.

Here is the business that has taken the space now:


Saturday, 9 February 2013

Warm up Exercises and Routines

Photo by theotherway



 


Importance of warm ups
When it comes to warming up, many people either skip it all together or they head to the treadmill and start jogging. Warming up on a treadmill isn't necessarily a good warm up, especially if your gonna workout your upper body. Hopping on the treadmill just gets your blood flowing, it doesn't prepare you for the movements your gonna do for the

Monday, 4 February 2013

Bill's Gay 90s Sign Removed


UPDATE: I've learned that the sign is back up. It was taken down for repairs, and then returned to its old position.

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The large, gold Bill's Gay 90s sign—the last remnant of the E. 54th Street former speakeasy that closed last March after nearly a century in business—was removed form the facade of the building today. A reader sent me the above photo. All the other old artifacts—the old bar, the pictures on the wall, etc.—that once made up the joint's character, were taken away by the former owner. The restaurant that will replace it, called Bill's Food & Drink, is scheduled to open next week.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

A Century of Growth


This is one of the mighty trees of Carroll Park that were felled by Hurricane Sandy. Much has been carved up and hauled away, but the base of the trunk remains. As I passed it the other day, I decided to do that thing they always tell you to do to determine a tree's age: count the rings. I spent a good amount of time. It wasn't easy, as some of the rings are very close together. So I didn't get an accurate count. But I can safely say this tree was more than 100 years old. Very moving to think of all the local history is witnessed in those years.