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Gwendolyn Unveils Latest Work at Gleason’s

Do you like cars? Classic cars? How about butts? Classic car butts? And art? Win! Win! Win!

Come on down to Gleason’s on Thursday, January 8th at happy hour, and check out some great food, excellent drinks, and the most excellent art of the incomparable Gwendolyn.

Get a look at what she’s done before here.

I’m excited for this, you should be, too! She offers this teaser on her site…

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See you there.

Hurry, Art at the Library, One Month To Go

Come to the Peekskill Field Library to see the artwork of many local artists.

The show, Local Color: A Field Gallery Retrospective, is on display thru February 8, 2015.

The Field Library is located in downtown Peekskill at 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY 10566.

 

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The Ultimate Peekskill Rock: The 1992 Meteorite

From Wikipedia, knower of all things known:

The Peekskill meteorite is among the most historic meteorite events on record.[1] Sixteen separate video recordings document the meteorite burning through the Earth’s atmosphere, whereupon it struck a parked car in Peekskill, New York.[2] Peekskill is an H6 monomict breccia;[3] its filigreed texture is the result of the shocking and heating following the impact of two asteroids in outer space.[4] The meteorite is of the stony variety and approximately 20% of its mass is tiny flakes of nickel-iron.[5] When it struck Earth, the meteorite weighed 26 pounds (12 kg) and measured one foot in diameter. The Peekskill meteorite is estimated to be 4.4 billion years old.[6] The meteorite fell on October 9, 1992 – an event witnessed by thousands across the East Coast.

The meteorite fell on October 9, 1992 – an event witnessed by thousands across the East Coast. Numerous residents of PittsburghPhiladelphia and Washington D.C. described the “huge greenish fireball.”[7] The meteorite broke up over Kentucky and passed over West Virginia and Pennsylvania on its north-northeast trajectory before striking a parked 1980 red Chevy Malibu [see photo below] at approximately 7:50 pm EDT. After traveling through space at a cosmic velocity of 8.8 miles per second, the speed of the meteorite at impact had slowed to 164 miles per hour.[8]

Read more. And keep your head up.

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Take it away, Wikipedia: “Eighteen-year old Michelle Knapp, the car’s owner, heard the collision from inside her home. She later described the sound as “like a three-car crash”. Hurrying outside to investigate the noise, Knapp found her car smashed and the 26-pound meteorite, still warm and smelling of sulfur, beneath it.” Photo of Knapp and her meteored Chevy Malibu  by John Bortle.

Do you have a nice dress and brown hair? Someone has a crush on you.

Still from "Pickup on South Street" (1953)
Still from “Pickup on South Street” (1953)

From a Craigslist ad posted  Friday the 8th:

Brunette on Brown st. Peekskill – m4w (Brown st)
You were wearing a nice dress, wedges , shoulder length dark hair and walked down Brown st around 5:30 on Thursday. Then you went into the brick building
Very pretty

A Peekskill without poverty: community meeting August 8th

Poster: “Poverty and Civil Rights 50 Years Later.” Meeting on August 8, 2014, 6:30 p.m., at the  Community Room, City of Peekskill Neighborhood Center, 4 Nelson Ave. Organized by  Community Voices Heard.

Map: Peekskill residents with incomes below the poverty line; the highest rates are in purple. See all of the data.