72
maab30 profile image

Matthew Abuelo (maab30)

Joined 7 years ago from News And Art From The Left

36

23

27

Also follow me on:

Matthew Abuelo is a writer, professional blogger and award winning poet. He has three books out, Last American Roar and Organic be found an Hotels on lulu.com, His third book "The News Factory" was released by Plain view Press,

He is working on his first novel, "The Nowhere People" and a forth collection of poetry, "Land Of The Cheated".

He is a former journalist for the online news site Examiner the Times Square Chronicles as a housing rights journalist and political commentator.

Matthew Abuelo has performed around Manhattan including at the forum The Poetry Project's marathon, which also featured, Pattie Smith Susan Vega, Lenny K, Steve Earle and many other icons.


Show: All
  • All
  • Books, Literature, and Writing (12)
  • Home (9)
  • Personal Finance (1)
  • Politics and Social Issues (11)
  • Religion and Philosophy (2)
  • Technology (1)
  • The Crime Of Art
    0

    The Crime Of Art

    15 months ago

    The Crime of Poetry The tongue Like the pen Or the key board Or the type writer Will sooner or later become a gun Aimed at the heart Always ready to go off. When it does You must learn to call the...

  • New York Is No More
    0

    New York Is No More

    19 months ago

    (Author's Note: I have decided to post new poetry to this site until the release of my up and coming poetry collection, Song Of The Cheated Soul due out later this year.) New York used to be a squatters town and a...

  • New York Poem
    0

    New York Poem

    2 years ago

    I'm posting this poem as my first piece for this site for sometime. I've been focusing my political writing else where. Hope you enjoy.

  • Defying Death While At The Movies
    4

    Defying Death While At The Movies

    2 years ago

    Author's Note: I know that I stated a while back that I would no longer publish anymore poetry on this site, I decided to make an exception for this piece. Defying Death While At The Movies Our futures...

  • AirBNB’s PR Machine Marches On
    0

    AirBNB’s PR Machine Marches On

    2 years ago

    AirBNB’s PR machine marches on After an unsuccessful attempt to legalize their business model in New York state by essentially rewriting our housing laws and invalidating our fire codes Airbnb’s PR machine...

  • Inside The Rent Guidelines Decision
    0

    Inside The Rent Guidelines Decision

    2 years ago

    Monday June 23rd 2014, both tenant’s rights activists and building owners/landlords finally saw the first set of decisions made by the new New York Rent Guidelines Board. Many in the often raucous audience,...

  • New Legislation Would Protect Tenants In Housing Court
    4

    New Legislation Would Protect Tenants In Housing Court

    2 years ago

    With all the obstacles facing middle and lower income tenants who find themselves in major battles with their landlords concerning possible eviction cases, there are few challenges more taunting than the lack of council...

  • The End Of Net Neutrality
    1

    The End Of Net Neutrality

    2 years ago

    On May 15th of this year FCC regulators voted to ban a proposal by internet providers to slow the speed of any website but will allow service providers to charge a fee to any company for a so called internet fast...

  • The Story Behind The Airbnb Hype
    0

    The Story Behind The Airbnb Hype

    2 years ago

    The Story Behind The AirBNB Hype The Story Behind The AirBNB Hype Apparently the service chain Airbnb is no longer feeling so welcome by community groups and the public officials who represent its most...

  • Further Focus On Airbnb
    0

    Further Focus On Airbnb

    2 years ago

    Airbnb has been in the news a lot these days mostly to win over the public that they need the most, New Yorkers and other city dwellers who suddenly find themselves falling a little short much of the time when it comes...

  • Walking In Central Park With You
    7

    Walking In Central Park With You

    2 years ago

    The Last poem I plan on publishing on this site.

  • Top Subjects Missing From New York's Mayor's Race
    2

    Top Subjects Missing From New York's Mayor's Race

    3 years ago

    Top Issues Not Making It Into The Mayoral Debates Part 1 Of 2 Now that the New York mayoral primaries are over and, as expected, political rivals have made amends in order to garner future support, it seems obvious...

  • Pathways To Illumination A Book Review
    0

    Pathways To Illumination A Book Review

    3 years ago

    There are few poetry books that actually live up to their titles, often falling short of hitting their mark for one reason or another. But the debut collection of works by Christy Birmingham, “Pathways To...

  • Ode To The Upper West Side
    0

    Ode To The Upper West Side

    3 years ago

    Poem for the upper west side of Manhattan

  • The Further Dangers OF Airbnb
    0

    The Further Dangers OF Airbnb

    3 years ago

    One could say this about AirBNB, they are not afraid of being noticed even in cities where are their practices may not be legal. Lobbyists for the company have been spending plenty of time and money in Albany trying to...

  • Federal Government Agreement With Institutions Behind Financial Meltdown
    0

    Federal Government Agreement With Institutions Behind Financial Meltdown

    3 years ago

    In a talk recently, long time public consumer advocate Ralph Nader, who was promoting his new book, “The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future”, spoke on the corporate control of our...

  • For Armine
    3

    For Armine

    3 years ago

    What year is it behind your eyes? Is your face still young Still in time Like a photograph in the back room Of a hoarder’s upper west side apartment? Last time I saw you Your skin was so white Not...

  • Airbnb In Focus Part 2 Of 2
    0

    Airbnb In Focus Part 2 Of 2

    3 years ago

    This piece focuses on some of the details of Airbnb's business practices which the network, CBS closed over in an interview with the company's head spokesperson.

  • Letter From A Dead City
    2

    Letter From A Dead City

    3 years ago

    Why do I still make love to the city which sits On the other side of my window Waiting for the final eviction notice from its place in time And forgotten in Potter’s Field Nameless in ruin? We sit in...

  • Airbnb In Focus
    0

    Airbnb In Focus

    3 years ago

    Perhaps the one thing most bloggers miss while being focused on the latest headlines is how various media outlets actually cover the news. This especially important at a time when the viewing public seems to be growing...

  • Jacob Lew Dr. Strange Love Of Economics
    0

    Jacob Lew Dr. Strange Love Of Economics

    3 years ago

    If President Barack Obama’s early nomination choices to fill now vacant key positions are of any indication then one thing is certain, the White House will operate as if Mitt Romney won the election. To the dismay...

  • Poem For Merry
    4

    Poem For Merry

    3 years ago

    Author's Note: This piece is only one of a few poems I plan on publishing on this site. The friend who will be sorely missed. Final Poem For Merry Am I a ghost in your eyes? In your cranium? In your...

  • Why The Left Should Stop Cheerleading Obama
    1

    Why The Left Should Stop Cheerleading Obama

    3 years ago

    Picture of Author With the endorsement of any candidate in United States, there is usually a rather large caveat regarding the support a voter gives to the hopeful elected which they are planning to cast a ballot for....

  • A Look At Why Tenant's need There Own Movement
    0

    A Look At Why Tenant's need There Own Movement

    4 years ago

    Why Tenants Need Their Own Occupy Movement (3 of 3) In the cold and unforgiving months of December, members of the NYC housing movement got their feet wet, both literally and figuratively, with the Occupy Albany...

  • Why I Support President Obama Today
    3

    Why I Support President Obama Today

    4 years ago

    One problem that I find with endorsement blogs is that the authors of these pieces usually support their candidates based on ideology, often omitting some key points about their candidate of choice. So I would like to...

  • Does Mayor Michael Blooberg Want New York Without New Yorkers?
    0

    Does Mayor Michael Blooberg Want New York Without New Yorkers?

    4 years ago

    In July of this year, Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided to slash $64 million dollars from the “Advantage Program’s”, $140,000 budget - a rent subsidy used to keep as many as 15,000 formerly homeless men...

  • The News Factory Questions And Anwers
    0

    The News Factory Questions And Anwers

    2 years ago

    What is The News Factory about? The News Factory is collection of stories of some of New York City's most brilliant personalities, people who will never be in feature films or hit the pop charts but who are brilliant,...

  • The Fines Bill And Why It Is Needed
    0

    The Fines Bill And Why It Is Needed

    3 years ago

    A look at why a pro-tenants bill could put an end to the real estate's dirty little secret.

  • The Case For Evolution
    0

    The Case For Evolution

    4 years ago

    What can one say about the idea of a holding a debate about creationism and evolution? Well, creationism simply put was the first and by definition worst answer that humans could come up with when our species was still...

  • The News Factory Released
    2

    The News Factory Released

    4 years ago

    Well it took over year to happen but finally "The News Factory' has been released to the general public. This collection of poetry and short stories is about the part of New York City which is quickly disappearing...

  • Why Religion And Morality Do Not Go Hand In Hand
    0

    Why Religion And Morality Do Not Go Hand In Hand

    3 years ago

    In The Beginning The one thing that all religions seem to have in common is that they claim to know those things that they could not possible know, like what happens to you when die and the same time demand that we...

  • Know Your Rights As A Tenant
    2

    Know Your Rights As A Tenant

    6 years ago

    On Saturday the 25th several hundred rent stabilized tenants along and law makers gathered at Fordum University's Law school for one of the largest housing rights forums in the city. The focus of the event was to...

  • Moving Beyond Religion
    1

    Moving Beyond Religion

    6 years ago

    Yesterday night my wife and I took a trip to Long Island New York for Mother's Day. At the last minute we decided to visit a friend of mine who, because of personal reasons, is forced to live with his parents, both of...

  • Race, Class And Where We Are Today
    1

    Race, Class And Where We Are Today

    7 years ago

    It seems that with every presidency, comes a new or rehashed lie that colors the American view of where we are as a country. Under Regan, the fallacy was that greed is good and that there should be few if...

  • Come To The Rent Guidlines Board
    0

    Come To The Rent Guidlines Board

    7 years ago

    We've reached that time of the year again, to witness the horse and pony show known as the Rent Guidelines Board final vote on how much to raise the rent on rent regulated housing. Despite the call by Council Speaker...

  • Spin And Politics
    0

    Spin And Politics

    7 years ago

    One of the common questions when it comes to politics is, why do Politicians lie? The most straightforward answer, of course, is money and votes. Every elected official within the United States has to walk a fine line...

working