Gammablog’s anonymous Queens correspondent was kept up all night by the helicopters flying overhead and got out to see what was happening.
A stream of motorcycle cops go by, and cops from all around the area gather for the funeral of Rafael Ramos who was killed along with his partner Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their squad car on a meal break in Brooklyn last week. Ramos is being buried in Cypress Hill Cemetery, Brooklyn.
This is the first time in many years that the July 4th fireworks have been visible from my Lower East Side roof.
About two weeks before they leave the nest, mama is out hunting and three chicks are alone in the nest. The Annual Puke Island punk rock festival is going on below in the park. The chicks spread their wings and mosh to the music.