Did you know Washington Square Park was at one time going to be demolished? Think about how much New York City history would be missing without it! Where would folksingers have congregated, or NYU students gone to work on film projects, or drug dealers gone to meet major clientele?
In its three quick floors, The Museum of the City of New York allows its visitors to see how New York City was created, and how it changed through the years. I think the museum does a great job of connecting pieces of NYC history in a way that’s actually ENJOYABLE. Museums aren’t normally my thing, but this one is awesome. Museums have to be eye-popping, or make me FEEL something. I have high standards, here.
The ground floor has a Landmarks exhibit that sets the stage. Walk around and read about the architectural history that interests you. This exhibit is where I learned…
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Hatred bring nothing
We are nothing but mere flesh
if we don’t feel the empathy
Why is it easier to cause harm
than to share love
Why is vengeance sweeter than forgiveness
we feel sorry for you
For your heart is just a void
That sucks the souls of the innocent
You can never hide
for your blood stained heart and hands will leave the trail
for the world to see
The Utica Comets first trip to the MassMutual Center did not go well, as the hometown Springfield Falcons beat the Comets 6-3 on Friday night. Hunter Shinkaruk scored his 10th goal of the season, which moved him into a tie with Frank Vatrano of the Providence Bruins for the league-lead in goals.
Nicklas Jensen (1-0-1), and Carter Bancks (1-0-1) also scored for Utica, while Richard Bachman made 28 saves in his first game as a member of the Comets. Linden Vey (0-2-2) enjoyed a two-point night with two assists.
Springfield Falcons’ leading goal-scorer, Dustin Jeffrey, opened the game’s scoring with a power-play goal 5:40 into the game.
Not even 30 seconds later the game was tied back up thanks to Nicklas Jensen. In his first game back from an upper-body injury, Jensen ripped a wrist shot over the shoulder of Falcons’ netminder, Louis Domingue, from the top of the circle, while on a two-on-two rush. Vey and Alex Biega recorded assists on the goal.
From there the game was all Springfield, as they scored the game’s next five goals. Keith Aulie and Greg Carey teamed up to kick off the Falcons scoring bonanza with a goal apiece in a 30 second span to give the Falcons a 3-1 lead with 5:29 left in the first. Eric Selleck capitalized on a Comets defensive zone turnover for the team’s fourth goal.
Jeffrey continued to punish his former team when he ended a three-on-two rush with a wrist shot that beat Bachman’s glove for his second goal of the game. The goal was the only goal scored in the second period.
Ross Mauermann extended the Falcons lead to 6-1, with a tally just two minutes into the final frame.
The Comets stopped the bleeding with a goal of their own when Bancks jammed home his first goal of the season 2:51 in the third period. The goal was unassisted.
Shinkaruk tapped home a back door feed for his league-leading 10th goal of the season 7:14 into the final period. The goal, a power-play goal, was assisted by Alexandre Grenier and Vey.
With the loss, the Comets record fell to 5-5-1-1 on the season, while the win evened the Falcons to 5-5-1-0 this season. Both teams converted on one of their five power-play opportunities.
The Comets and Syracuse Crunch square off for the second time this season tomorrow night at the War Memorial Arena in downtown Syracuse, NY. The Comets hold a 1-0-0-0 series edge with a 4-0 win over the Crunch back on Oct. 24. Puck drop for the Galaxy Cup match-up is scheduled for 7pm.