2019 May

Google Agrees with Trump

22 May: Google Agrees with Trump: China’s Communication Giant Huawei Now on U.S. Blacklist

With the trade war escalating with China, what does the U.S. Blacklisting Chinese communication giant Huawei mean for the U.S. and for Google? Do they agree with Trump’s economic sanctions? What about personal privacy/security- and how is this a potential military threat? Read this blog to learn more.

Book Review: Tony Bennett - Just Getting Started

08 May: Sal’s Book Review #3: Just Getting Started – Tony Bennett

Other than Sal and Tony Bennett both hailing from the boroughs of New York (Brooklyn vs. Queens – respectively) it turns out there are a ton of similarities between “Just Getting Started” and “Boys of Brooklyn”- right down to the fact that both Sal and Tony’s family are descended from Calabria, Italy… just add in a little Hollywood “Who’s Who” list of characters (and well respected civil rights leaders) for Tony and you’ll agree with Sal when he says that Tony “gives insight, not only to himself and New York- but to the contribution to humanity itself”.

Bensonhurst-Brooklyn-House-1950s

01 May: Lessons Learned: What About That Neighborhood?

Sal’s childhood neighborhood of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn was home to the largest population of Italians in the Five Boroughs. In this post, Sal discusses everything from tangling with bullies from the Genovese crime family, to the struggles that many families from many different backgrounds had coming out of the Great Depression, and everything in between. One thing is for sure though- every one of the “Boys” of Brooklyn came home for dinner when the streetlights came on- especially Sal… who’s Mother had a powerful whistle the whole neighborhood could hear.