Check out the E-Waste Warehouse at the Lower East Side Ecology Center in NYC!

Gizmodo recently released a video and write-up on the E-Waste Warehouse, which has been helping the people of New York dispose of their unwanted electronic devices in an eco-friendly way. The warehouse operates as part of the Lower East Side Ecology Center, a non-profit organization that was founded in 1987. The interesting thing is not only the variety of electronics that are in storage at … Continue reading Check out the E-Waste Warehouse at the Lower East Side Ecology Center in NYC!

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Remembering Eddie Guerrero Outsmarting Kurt Angle at WrestleMania XX to Retain the WWE Championship…

While Eddie Guerrero never main-evented a WrestleMania in his storied career, it is still difficult to argue that his match with Kurt Angle at WrestleMania XX definitely FELT like a main event match for all intents and purposes. Despite being the third-to-the-last match at the show, Guerrero and Angle put on quite the performance with all of the drama and athleticism fitting of ANY WrestleMania’s main event match. To this day, it stands as my SECOND favorite WrestleMania match of all time (with Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels at the following year’s WrestleMania at number one on my list). Continue reading “Remembering Eddie Guerrero Outsmarting Kurt Angle at WrestleMania XX to Retain the WWE Championship…”

A 50 Acre Public Space Stretch in Brooklyn? It Could Happen…

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Design firm WXY Architecture + Urban Design recently released plans calling for a re-connection of almost 50 acres of public space between downtown Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. The project, titled “The Brooklyn Strand,” aims to improve the quality of public space in the area and create a waterfront that’s more accessible and appealing. Continue reading “A 50 Acre Public Space Stretch in Brooklyn? It Could Happen…”

ECW One Night Stand 2005 – Doc’D #16

In this month’s pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary ventures to the revived land of extreme to discuss the 2005 edition of ECW One Night Stand. Continue reading “ECW One Night Stand 2005 – Doc’D #16”

Shotguns & Elevators – WIRed #130

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It’s time for Episode 130 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a Canadian winter shelter competition, speedy elevators that can move sideways, DATING the diverse history of Nintendo, and the breath of fresh air called Shotgun Saturday Night! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Shotguns & Elevators – WIRed #130”

The Ballad of Shotgun Saturday Night

Coming from the presentation style of WWF programming in the late-1980s and early-to-mid-1990s, WWF Shotgun Saturday Night was a very interesting, welcome, and diverse change to the companies television product.  For the uninitiated, Shotgun Saturday Night was a WWF pro wrestling television program that aired from 1997 through 1999, and later became a syndicated broadcast show featuring matches with lower card wrestlers when Shotgun Saturday Night was replaced by WWE Jakked/Metal in late-1999. At the time, show’s original concept was unusual and different, as it aired on late Saturday nights from various New York City nightspots, and was promoted as an “edgier” product than WWF’s normal weekly offerings. Continue reading “The Ballad of Shotgun Saturday Night”

The Floating Prisons of Paul Heyman – WIRed #112

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It’s time for Episode/Room 112 (and bring four friends) of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses floating prisons, the smart-waterbottle, a refugee camp’s PS2-arcade & my favorite Paul Heyman promos! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “The Floating Prisons of Paul Heyman – WIRed #112”

Apparently, NYC Has The World’s Largest FLOATING Prison

The World's Largest Floating Prison Is In NYC
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Located over in Long Island Sound, docked off the Bronx, you’ll find the Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center prison barge. Yes, that’s right; a FLOATING PRISON. Interestingly enough, this structure is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest operational prison ship on Earth. What’s fascinating is that many New Yorkers are COMPLETELY unaware of its existence. Continue reading “Apparently, NYC Has The World’s Largest FLOATING Prison”

Post-Storm Homes GPS Watch Speedrunning Foley – WIRed #107

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It’s time for Episode 107 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses post-natural disaster temporary housing, a watch that syncs with GPS satellites, a Super Mario Bros. speedrun in under 5 minutes, and FOLEY PINS JERICHO! FOLEY PINS JERICHO! FOLEY PINS JERICHO! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Post-Storm Homes GPS Watch Speedrunning Foley – WIRed #107”

Disaster Relief Housing, In Case of Next ‘Superstorm’

Exterior Of The Prefabricated Relief Housing Units. Image Courtesy of GOTHAMIST / JAKE DOBKIN

With memories of Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina carved into the minds of many Americans, it’s kind of a “no-duh” assumption that temporary, post-disaster relief housing is needed and absolutely necessary. A collaboration between New York City’s Office of Emergency Management and Garrison Architects has resulted in the development of a system of modular, prefabricated housing meant to relieve any displaced citizens during the next hurricane, flood, and other natural disaster. The units  — like the prototype set on display in Brooklyn — measure at roughly 40′ by 100′ long, contain a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and storage spaces, and are able to be set into the smaller nooks and crannies of any city. Continue reading “Disaster Relief Housing, In Case of Next ‘Superstorm’”