Saturday, October 10, 2015

in a Brooklyn garage, Lenny is fixing classic 50's cars. This is the coolest thing I've seen all month... damn, I wish I could work in that garage!

Peter Crosby is the Brooklyn filmmaker behind such documentary shorts as Friends of Firefighters (featuring Steve Buscemi) and the award-winning The Oyster Men. His latest film, “Lenny’s Garage,” is a profile of Leonard Shiller, a lifelong resident of Brooklyn who has a Gowanus garage full of 58 classic cars, vintage bikes and motorcycles, and other memorabilia.

The gorgeously photographed film is a rare opportunity to peek inside his classic car collection, which a 1929 Durant rumble-seat coupe, a 1951 Hudson Pacemaker, a 1979 New York City checker cab and a 1965 Ford Good Humor Ice Cream truck. This isn’t the Smithsonian, though — Schiller keeps the garage jam-packed with car parts and likes to get his hands dirty.

Huge thanks to Lenny for sharing his collection, and to Peter Crosby for filming this video!

engineering marvel of construction,,, how bridges can be built

looks like good news might be coming our way

In what can only be described as a miracle, Congress is poised to pass a massive infrastructure bill that is funded by eliminating billions in Wall Street subsidies. Even Republicans are on board. The banks are in full panic mode. 2900 are paid about 350 million dollars apiece, every year, to be part of the Federal Reserve system. I'm not sure why, other than they set the system up to make money off it while doing nothing to earn it... but, congress decided they can pay the banks either 1/4 or 1/2 of that, and use the remaining 17 billion dollars to start fixing infrastructure like roads and railroads, bridges, etc.