Saddest Fact in New York and Then Some Happier Links

This has been reported all over the place, but homicides are down so much in New York that right now more people kill themselves here than are murdered. About 475 people kill themselves every year and as of Friday homicides are only up to 414. I spent some time researching suicide a long time ago, (thinking I might write about it, but didn’t). The best article I read on the subject was and still is: How Not to Commit Suicide by Art Kleiner.

On a much happier note, this roundup of 2012 from Google made me tear up.

More happiness: Nasa Johnson Style, a parody of Gangnam Style. Actual astronauts and astrophysicists are dancing and singing in this video! Just try to not fall in love with all of them. It can’t be done.

And still more happiness from a great Brooklyn animator named Alisa Stern. I have to point out, Alisa made this before this years Christmas Doctor Who aired! (This will mean something to people who watch the show.)

[Video removed because the link no longer works.]

Finally, a happy New Years Eve outfit. It’s not for me, but I love it anyway. And except for the fact that it’s probably leather, that bag in the lower left. I love the color.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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