Monthly Archives: May 2014

Urban Parks

Urban areas have a poor reputation for greenery and open breathable space.  Those who believe this have never experienced the beauty of a proper park. Yes suburban areas have beautiful little places for children to play and adults to have picnics, but these do not posses the same power that a city park has.  The suburban parks are camouflaged ...

How the Empire State Building saves time, money, and energy

Harry Helmsley, Lawrence Wien and Peter Malkin bought the Empire State Building in 1961. Throughout the following years, there have been ongoing lawsuits pertaining to ownership. By 2006, the Malkin family gained control of the property and in 2013; the Empire State Building was officially transferred to the Empire State Realty Trust (

Jurassic Oil?

You might have learned that oil is the processed bones of a dinosaur turned to thick black energy over the millions of years.  Well despite this rumor purported by various parties including Ben and Jerry’s (whose Fossil Fuel flavor featured little chocolate dinosaurs) the truth is…well it’s not totally correct but a little bit. Some fossil ...

Did Hedge Funds Cause Market Slow Down?

Analysts on Wall Street have declared this week the worst for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index since 2012 and are saying the activity has largely been driven by Hedge Funds. The S&P 500 is now flat for the year after losing 2.6% by close of business on Friday; the Dow Jones saw similar losses of about 2.4% for the week. There was ...