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Every lawn owner aims to achieve a greener and healthier grass. This can be simply done by maintaining all the year round. Even though it sounds easy, maintenance requires a lot of hard work and investment of time and money.

Soil aeration is one of the parts of lawn maintenance. The procedure is supposed to look after the issue of soil compaction that occurs by vehicle and foot traffic, poor drainage, mowing and wet soil conditions. Soil that has been compacted has fewer spaces for oxygen and nutrients circulation preventing the roots of plants to expand and causes water disruption to soak deeper into ground. Soil aeration is the perfect remedy hereby.

Earthworms naturally aerate the soil as they burrow through the ground. However, we now have access to manual aeration tool that can accelerate the process in a more effective manner. The tools comes in various forms but can be put into two major categories: core aerators and spike aerators.

Core aerators

Cylinders of soil are removed off the ground and deposited on the surface through core aerators. The plugs can be left on the grass to dry out as they will break up next time lawn is mowed. It is relatively better than other methods in loosening the compacted soil.

Spike aerators

Aeration process is facilitated by spike aerators by creating holes on the ground where the spikes pierce the soil. Even though it makes the hole appear in the ground but the displaced soil is pushed down further which compacts the soil even more in that area. It is not recommendable to use a spike aerator in an area where the soil is similar to clay as it is works better on sandy soils.

Considerations

There are several considerations to make before carrying out the process of aeration. Even though this entire procedure is to enhance lawn’s health in general, it can prove to be stressful on grass plants. In order to reduce stress, it must be carried out before active growth period of grass so that the recovery takes place quickly.

The type of soil and conditions are other important factors to take into account. Aeration must be then scheduled accordingly. Clay soils needs to be aerated twice a year since it gets compacted much easily. On the other hand, sandy soils needs to be aerated only once a year. The ideal conditions for lawn aeration is when the soil is soft and moist. So if the soil is dry, then law must be watered a day before aeration to obtain moist conditions. Conversely, soil must not be too wet or muddy. If it is raining, the lawn must be dried before aeration is carried out. Safety precautions must also be taken when lawn maintenance procedure is carried out.

The bottom line

Here were the basics of lawn aeration that can help you to get a greener and healthier grass. However, it is important to remain consistent with the maintenance procedure to achieve best results.

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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Cabaret Loses The West Bank Cafe and Laurie Beechman Theatre

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The West Bank Cafe and the Laurie Beechman theatre are closing their doors in August.

The West Bank Cafe opened in 1978. The restaurant’s early clients even included the notorious Irish gang, the Westies. The neighborhood was rough. In 1980, The New York Times awarded West Bank two stars, which increased its visibility and attracted a wider range of diners. 
In this era, West Bank Cafe’s owner, Steve Olsen opened the Laurie Beechman Theatre downstairs from the Cafe, which staged plays and hosted events nightly. A young Lewis Black was named playwright-in-residence; Howard Stern aired his third-annual live birthday broadcast from the theater; and the restaurant’s regulars included Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller and Bruce Willis, among others.

Soon the redevelopment of 42nd Street spread further west, bringing new businesses and residents to the area. Throughout the 1980s and ’90s, the restaurant was a leader in the growing Theater District and Hell’s Kitchen dining scenes. As new theaters opened in the area, the restaurant’s connection to stage and screen remained strong as well. The Laurie Beechman Theatre continued to regularly stage the work of emerging writers, actors, and singers (many of whom later became stars) as well as established acts: The Who even gave four live performances at the restaurant while their musical Tommy was running on Broadway.

After 45 years, the restaurant’s surrounding neighborhood and America’s culinary tastes have changed dramatically. West Bank Cafe has evolved along with the neighborhood and maintained a commitment to serving high-quality food in a unpretentious setting where both theater-goers and theatre stars feel at home.

In 2020 the West Bank was likely to close imminently as it faced mounting debts and a steep drop-off in customers due to COVID. By Tuesday, though, there was an online fundraiser had raised more than $330,000, shooting past its initial goal of $250,000. Donations came pouring in thanks to Tom D’Angora, a Broadway producer and longtime customer. But things took off on Christmas Day, thanks to a star-studded, nine-hour telethon, featuring speeches and performances by Sean Penn, Nathan Lane, Pete Townshend, Debra Messing, Andre De Shields and dozens more performers who have called themselves West Bank regulars during its 42-year history.

The money raised allowed Olsen to pay off the cafe’s debts and save some cash for the future. Sadly it seems 2024 might be the end.

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Legal Representation for Your Auto Accident Lawsuit: How They Can Help

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Being in a car accident can be scary and stressful, but you don’t have to handle the legal stuff by yourself. Think about having a professional on your side who could help you get through the court system and fight for the money you deserve.

Your auto accident lawsuit can be helped by a lawyer. Know that a professional is working hard for you if you hire the right lawyer. This will give you peace of mind and the strength to face the problems that lie ahead. Fasten your seat belts, and let’s look at how lawyers can ease this tough path.

Experience and Expertise

The experience and knowledge that lawyers bring to your car accident victim case is one of the main benefits of having one. They know how the justice system works and can easily get around its many complicated parts. Their specific understanding of personal injury law is very important if you want to improve your chances of winning.

Legal Support and Guidance

A case over a car accident can be hard on the mind and emotions. Getting a lawyer is important because they can help and guide you. They talk to the insurance companies, help with paperwork, and advise on what to do next.

Negotiation Skills

In most cases, auto accident lawsuits end up being settled outside of court through settlement negotiations between lawyers and insurance companies. Having a skilled lawyer negotiating on your behalf can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. They know how to present evidence, highlight key points, and negotiate for a fair settlement that covers all of your damages.

Courtroom Representation

If your case does go to trial, having legal representation is crucial. Your lawyer will act as your advocate in court, presenting your case and fighting for your rights. They know how to navigate the courtroom, from proper procedures to building a strong defense against any opposing arguments.

Contingency Fee Arrangements

Several auto accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they receive payment only if your case is successful. This eliminates any upfront costs for you and ensures that your lawyer is fully invested in the success of your case. It also offers peace of mind knowing that your lawyer will work tirelessly to secure a favorable outcome.

Peace of Mind

One of the key benefits of having legal representation for your auto accident lawsuit is the peace of mind it provides. Dealing with an auto accident can be emotionally taxing, but having a lawyer on your side can reduce stress and help you focus on recovery.

Choosing the right lawyer means finding one who is familiar with the local laws and regulations that will impact your case. By selecting personal injury lawyers in Opa Locka, you can benefit from their understanding of the local jurisdiction and their established relationships with local courts and professionals.

Take the First Step Towards Justice in Your Auto Accident Lawsuit

Having a lawyer help you with your auto accident lawsuit can make things a lot easier and improve your chances of getting a good result. A skilled lawyer can be very helpful on your trip, whether it’s because they know how to handle complicated legal issues, are good at negotiating, or give you peace of mind by working for you.

After a car accident, don’t handle the fallout by yourself. Get professional help and start the process of getting justice and the money you deserve.

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Efficient Solar Panel Installation for Energy Optimization

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Efficient solar panel installation is your gateway to optimal energy use in your home or business. By placing panels correctly and ensuring they operate at their best, you can significantly cut your energy bills while reducing your carbon footprint.

Interested in learning how to maximize your solar energy optimization potential? Read on to find out more about the benefits and best practices for efficient solar panel installation.

Choosing the Right Location

The right location is key for getting the most out of your solar power systems. First, you need a spot that gets a lot of sunlight. Roofs are a common choice because they usually get a lot of sun.

Make sure there are no shadows from trees or buildings that could block the sunlight. It’s also good to check the angle of your roof to see if it can hold the panels just right. If you choose the best spot, your solar power systems will work better and save you more energy.

Quality Materials and Installation

Using good materials and a good installation process is important for making your solar panels work well. Quality parts and proper setup help your system last longer and work better. This gives you more power and saves you more money.

When you use strong panels and good wiring, you improve solar energy efficiency. This makes it easy to get the most power from the sun. Good installation also means fewer problems and less need for repairs.

Regular Maintenance and Upkeep

Taking care of your solar panels regularly helps keep them working well. Simple tasks like cleaning the panels and checking the connections can make a big difference.

Remove dirt or debris that might block sunlight. Check to make sure the wiring is secure. Inspect for any damage and fix it right away. Good maintenance keeps your system running smoothly and extends its life. If you’re not sure how to do this, companies like Semper Solaris Solar Panels of Fresno can help you.

Utilizing Solar Tracking Technology

Solar tracking technology helps your solar panels get more sunlight, making them work better. This system moves the panels to follow the sun’s path during the day. When the panels always face the sun, they can make more power.

There are two types of trackers: single-axis and dual-axis. Single-axis trackers move the panels in one direction, while dual-axis trackers move them in two directions. Using solar tracking means you can get the most out of your solar panels, making sure they capture as much sunlight as possible and produce more energy.

Integrating Energy Storage Systems

Integrating energy storage systems with your solar panels is a great idea. These systems store extra power that your panels make during the day. You can use this stored energy at night or on cloudy days when the panels can’t produce as much power.

This helps you use more of the energy you make and save more on your energy bills. Having an energy storage system means you won’t run out of power, even when the sun isn’t shining.

Learn More About Energy Optimization

Energy optimization with solar panels is simple and very useful. By choosing the right location, using good materials, and keeping up with regular maintenance, you can make sure your system runs well and lasts longer.

Solar tracking technology and energy storage systems help you get the most out of your solar power. This means more savings on your energy bills and a smaller carbon footprint.

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Hell’s Kitchen And New York Liberty Host Block Party At Block Party

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The new musical Hell’s Kitchen will be the presenting sponsor of the New York Liberty’s game today July 16th. As a celebration of New York culture, Hell’s Kitchen and the New York Liberty will host a free open-to-the-public Block Party for fans on Tuesday, July 16 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on the Ticketmaster Plaza at Barclays Center. The New York Liberty continue to underscore their intentional focus to bring together its passionate community and fanbase.

To emphasize the unique intersection of sport and theater, the Block Party will include a meet and greet with select cast members of Hell’s Kitchen, special performances from the New York Liberty Entertainment team and the Brooklyn Elite Jumpers Double Dutch, exclusive giveaways from Keys Soulcare and American Express, food vendors and more!

The festivities will continue during the New York Liberty’s game against the Connecticut Sun, where the Liberty aim to build upon the historic momentum experienced throughout the 2024 WNBA season. During the game, there will be a special halftime performance choreographed by Hell’s Kitchen’s choreographer Camille A. Brown and associate chorographer Rickey Tripp featuring the New York Liberty mascot, Ellie the Elephant, and dance team, as well as an on-court giveaway where two fans will have the chance to win tickets to an upcoming Hell’s Kitchen performance.

Ali is a 17-year-old girl full of fire – searching for freedom, passion and her place in the world. How she finds them is a New York City coming-of-age story you’ve never felt before – Hell’s Kitchen, a new musical from 16-time Grammy® Award winner Alicia Keys, whose songs and experiences growing up in NY inspire a story made for Broadway.

Rebellious and stifled by an overprotective single mother, Ali is lost until she meets her mentor: a neighbor who opens her heart and mind to the power of the piano. Set to the rhythm of the 90s, Hell’s Kitchen is a love story between a mother and daughter.  It’s about finding yourself, your purpose, and the community that lifts you. Come remember where dreams begin.

The “powerhouse cast” is led by Tony Award® winner Maleah Joi Moon, Shoshana Bean, Brandon Victor Dixon, Tony Award® winner Kecia Lewis and Chris Lee. Hell’s Kitchen is directed by four-time Tony Award® nominee Michael Greif, with choreography by four-time Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown, a book by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Kristoffer Diaz – and the music of Keys, featuring new songs and her greatest hits.

The Hell’s Kitchen Original Broadway Cast Recording is available now via Alicia Keys Records/Interscope Records on streaming and digital platforms worldwide with a physical release to follow.

Hell’s Kitchen lottery tickets are available through a digital lottery the day before the performance at rush.telecharge.com. The digital lottery opens at rush.telecharge.com at 12AM (ET) one day before the performance with winners announced that same morning at 10AM (ET), with a second announcement of additional winners that afternoon at 3PM (ET). Winners may purchase up to two tickets at $39 each (inclusive of $5 service fee), subject to availability. Seats may be partial view.

A limited number of in-person Hell’s Kitchen rush tickets will be available on the day of each performance for $39 per ticket when the Shubert Theatre box office opens. Maximum of two tickets per person, subject to availability. Seats may be partial view. The box office opens Monday through Saturday at 10AM (ET) and Sunday at 12PM (ET).

Tickets for Hell’s Kitchen are available at HellsKitchen.com and Telecharge.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Shubert Theatre box office. Ticket prices range from $59-199.

Season ticket memberships and single game tickets for New York Liberty home games at Barclays Center are on sale now via Ticketmaster. To learn more and view additional ticketing options such as group tickets and ticket plans, visit liberty.wnba.com/tickets.

The performance schedule for Hell’s Kitchen is Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7PM, Wednesday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 8PM, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM, and Sunday at 3PM.

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Come Celebrate Harry Potters Birthday at Harry Potter: The Exhibition

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In the first Harry Potter story, The Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry turns 11 on July 31st. In honor of his birthday, Harry Potter: The Exhibition at 50 West 34th Street, is celebrating with a variety of birthday treats and specials for visitors, including: free admission for anyone named “Harry” , $11 ticket special for everyone else, with code HPBDAY2024 (on sale now!), free ice cream for visitors between 11am – 1pm , one-of-a-kind commemorative birthday buttons  and ticket giveaways & contests with Z100 host Crystal Garcia.


Harry Potter: The Exhibition
is the record-breaking exhibition taking visitors of all ages on a one-of-a-kind journey celebrating the entire Wizarding World and includes some of the most iconic moments from the beloved books and films of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. Upon entry, everyone is given an exhibition wristband for a personalized experience using best-in-class immersive design and technology. From selecting a Hogwarts house (either Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin) to picking your wand and Patronus, visitors will be able to create their own, uniquely magical moments while earning points for their house with each interactive activity.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition closes August 11, 2024, so now is the perfect time to visit.

 

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