South Ferry Memories

I travel to South Ferry regularly as I perform in the Station and in the nearby Staten Island Ferry terminals.  It is so sad to realize this newly designed station only open for 2 years, is now under water.  I had the wonderful opportunity to be invited to perform in the station as part of the opening celebration on March 8, 2010, showcasing the gorgeous art of the Doug and Mike Starn designed for the MTA's Arts For Transit program.  I know it will be back soon, and appreciate the amazing work of all those helping us to recover after the storm.

Here's a funky clip of me on the opening day.  


And a clip of the submerged station from the MTA youtube channel. Very chilling to see.




Find the Gift in pending storm

Monday, October 29, 2012

As most of the Northeast is dealing with an intense storm - Hurricane Sandy combined with a NorEaster, hopefully you are staying inside. I thought I'd share some of my clips.  That's if the power stays on!  If you're reading this, I hope you are taking the necessary precautions to stay safe.  I lived through Hurricane Andrew in Key West years ago and believe me, no precaution is too much. Nature will show it's ultimate power over our mere flesh and blood.  Okay so now that I got that out of the way, why not watch my Inspiration Project on my Youtube Channel.

what's your inspiration? people respond.

It's a wonderful window into the minds and spirits of the New Yorkers and travelersI have met while performing in the subway system.

But also maybe today you'll choose to turn off all electronics if the power does stay on. Under the heaviness of potential pending devastation, I believe today is a gift. Why not use it as a special day to do something completely off your usual day.  Connect with a friend, family member or neighbor you haven't had time for in the past.  Write, read, DREAM.  Remember when you had time to do that?  With everything shut down, no subway system to rumble, no bus engines to roar and spew fumes, the city is a different place if only but for a day.

Stay safe and feel the connectedness of community and sharing an unusual event.

I'll be back in the subway as soon as I can.

Peace and love,


PS don't forget to exercise your right to Vote!