From Military Uniform to Traditional Bridal Gown

Who says a City Hall wedding has to be no-frills ?

Patricia wanted to get married at City Hall and brought two outfits for her wedding.  For her ceremony she wore her military uniform. Afterwards, she went into the ladies room and changed to her white bridal gown. A childhood friend and a complete stranger helped her change clothes and do her hair, as if we were in a glamorous bridal suite. After redoing her hair and make up, we were the last ones left in the bureau. It’s amazing to see the transformation and great to have both of the looks she really wanted.


American Sociological Society - Interrogating Inequality

The theme of this year's American Sociological Association meeting was Interrogating Inequality. One of the great things about working for them is we get to hear some really smart people. Here is Barbara Ehrenreich, the author of "Nickel and Dimed" and "Bait and Switch," talking about how wages are going down for most American workers.

Barbara Ehrenreich

Here is Theda Skocpol of Harvard University, author of "The Tea Party and the Remaking of American Conservatism." Brilliant woman.

Theda Skocpol


New York City's next mayor last year

Just last year, before he announced his run for mayor of New York City, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio addressed the ASTIA We Own It Summit lunch. The summit was about increasing the representation of African American, Hispanic American, and Native American women in business.

Bill De Blasio addresses ASTIA summit



Cheryl and Louise planned their wedding for over a year and it was perfect!

Louise and Cheryl with friends at Robert Indiana's Love sculpture.

Louise and Cheryl on a rock in Central Park - yay! Wedding accomplished.


Family Reunion

The Rogers/Berry family gathered in Long Island to celebrate over 100 years of family history. Through church and family archives, they have traced their history back into the dark days of slavery. They shared stories of a family matriarch and pledged to keep passing the torch to future generations. People came from all over the country and reunited with relatives they had not seen for years. And a fun time was has by all.

Family members from north and south

Generations meet