The Adventures of Ellie and Shirley in Brooklyn

Monday May 4, 2015

On this beautiful day in the city, my friend Shirley and I ate lunch at an outdoor cafe, walked along the pier in Brooklyn, stopping to take a picture or two in the energies of a full moon in Scorpio with the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Tower as a backdrop.

From Ellie to Nellie ...

May 5, 2015 was Nellie Bly 151st birthday (May 5, 1864 - January 27, 1922). Google celebrated her inspiring, adventure-filled life with a doodle and a song. Bly was a writer, industrialist, inventor, and a charity worker who was widely known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days. She was a pioneer in her field launching a new kind of investigative journalism and courageously speaking out against injustice.

In identifying Nellie Bly's accomplishments with those of Shirley and I - we are both published authors, researchers, teachers (Shirley is a Professor), and here to help humanity. Shirley does not deal with metaphysics but will tell you that time is an illusion, therefore reality could be as well. She is a leader in the field of autism. I'm here to explain about the hologram and consciousness - among other things that help people reach the goal of understanding who we are and why we were here.

Also interesting ... Adventurers Family Entertainment Center (formerly Nellie Bly Amusement Park) is a located in Brooklyn, near Coney Island where it will begin for me. Shirley's brother-in-law was a co-owner of Nellie Bly Amusement Park when our children were young. When I moved from Coney Island to West End Avenue in Manhattan Beach - little did I know that a slightly older teenager - who would one day be a close friend - lived just across the street .. her name is Shirley. Shirley presently lives in Manhattan Beach in a top floor apart facing the Atlantic Ocean and the Verrazano Bridge.

What a difference a day makes ...

When I drove Shirley home we made a detour past El Greco Dinner - where I've spent time dining with friends and family over the past 40 years. The building was standing when we drove along Emmons Avenue. Today Shirley sent a email saying: "It's gone". The building faces scenic Sheepshead Bay. It was hard hit during Hurricane Sandy.

Shirley and I were there in 2013 when they filmed this Syfy show about aliens.

DEMOLISHED! El Greco Diner Torn Down To Make Way For Condo Development (Photos)   Sheepshead Bites - May 5, 2015
After 40 years of serving up burgers and breakfasts to Sheepshead Bay residents, the iconic building that housed El Greco Diner has been demolished. Crews arrived this morning and began tearing away at the structure, with most of it turned into a heap of metal, wood and plaster by 10:30am today. The demolition is being done to make way for an eight-story condominium development that will feature ground-level retail and 9,000-square-foot public plaza facing the water.

Macy's Backstage to Open in Sheepshead Bay

Macy's Backstage pilot locations will open in fall 2015 in metro New York City   PhxCorporate - May 5, 2015
Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced that the first four pilot stores in Macy's new off-price business, one of the company's key growth initiatives, will open in fall 2015 in metro New York City. To be called Macy's Backstage, the four off-price stores will average about 30,000 square feet and offer a compelling assortment of women's, men's and children's apparel, shoes, fashion accessories, housewares, home textiles, intimate apparel and jewelry. Each store also will include amenities, such as free WiFi and a suite of spacious fitting rooms. One location will test a cafe concept so customers can relax and refresh. Merchandise will include clearance goods from Macy's stores, as well as special buys from well-recognized fashion brands - all at exceptionally great values, often between 20 percent to 80 percent off of original and comparable prices for similar merchandise. The pilot store locations are: Sheepshead Bay (2027 Emmons Ave.) Brooklyn, NY .....