Tag, You’re It

JAM came across something interesting to do.  We went down to the East Village along Houston Street (they mispronounce it here). But first….. Across from Shimmels bakery is the 1st Green Street Art Park. This is a line of walls where some of the most politico-socio relevant street artwork in New York City is on... Continue Reading →

Tired of Crowded Sidewalks?

New Yorkers, are you tired of the summer crowds that clog the sidewalks?  Looking for a bit of relief from the heat of summer humidity? Would you prefer walkways that are wide, clean, uncongested and cool?   This month celebrates the 6th anniversary of a secret avenue within midtown that was specifically designed to promote... Continue Reading →

A Nice Touch

I woke early this morning, just in time to see the Norweigan Escape pulling into the pier.   From our little perch 23 stories above the streets, we keep our eye on our city.   On the streets below, we see the yellow cabs and the black cars delivering New Yorkers to their destinations about... Continue Reading →

The Escher Perspective

I don’t exactly remember when I was first introduced to MC Escher.  I was young, in college, and someone had given me a 1000 piece puzzle of men walking up and down stairs.  It was Escher’s piece titled “Relativity”.  It introduced me to his style of impossibilities and made him a forever favorite. This week... Continue Reading →

Coney Island on the 4th of July

It seemed like a New York tradition, so we boarded a train to Coney Island to celebrate the 4th of July. We found Nathan's Original Hotdog stand where they were preparing for the annual Hotdog eating contest. We didn't actually see any of the contestants, so we ate some hotdogs ourselves, just to join in... Continue Reading →

Last Rites for a Cookie Store

We went to a funeral. Of sorts. For a cookie.  Actually, it was the cookie baker, Glaser’s Bake Shop. The disputed originator of New York City's iconic cookie known as the Black and White called it quits this week.  The famed Black and White is  a shortbread cookie heavily iced with dark chocolate on half... Continue Reading →

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