Finding Wonderland

Six months, two surgeries and four hospital stays later, I return.  On November 3, 2019 I dropped a post titled Yes Virginia, There is a Wonderland.  It talked about finding wonder wherever you are, and whatever your circumstances. I lean on you Maybe it was destiny that this post would challenge me through my own... Continue Reading →

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things.

Okay, come on, you know you have to sing this one...) Raindrops on sidewalks, And blueberry Knishes. Raspberry cheesecake and old-time cheek kisses. NoHo and SoHo and church bells that ring, These are a few of our favorite things. West Greenwich Village and tables on sidewalks, Washington Square and the poems in pink chalk, Pigeons... Continue Reading →

What We Have Learned…

Living in NYC has changed us, for better or for worse.  As the sun sets on the first chapter of our Wonderland, we want to share some of the things we have learned. We have learned to see life through a new lens.   A landscape taken with a wide lens is broad and wide, with... Continue Reading →

Historic Bar Krawl Day 6: Pete’s Tavern

If we have learned anything from this historical bar krawl, it is that facts and dates are substantially folklore, somewhat questionable, and often contended.  Such as  the longstanding argument over which of these historical taverns is the oldest continuously operating.  Most, but not all, agree it is either Pete’s Tavern or McSorley’s. Pete’s Tavern, located just... Continue Reading →

Historical Krawl, Day 4: To the Bridge

Today we are krawling down Water Street, all the way to South Seaport and east to the Brooklyn Bridge, in search of The Bridge Café.  By some accounts, one of the oldest  drinking establishments in Manhattan. Opening in 1795 at 279 Water Street, the corner of Water and Dover, The Bridge Café is one of... Continue Reading →

The High Seas of New York City

Ahoy, Mate!  Climb aboard.  The Navy is ready to set sail!  Well, not set sail….start paddling…..and it’s not the Navy….it’s me and JAM and our friend Laurie. New York City does an outstanding job providing for its citizens and one of the many things provided is kayaking in the Hudson River.  It’s free, it’s fun,... Continue Reading →

Washington Square Park

Sitting on a park bench, in Washington Square, my mind wanders as I imagine this space as it was in another era.   I remember a time when it was best known for it's dissidents, war protesters and drug dealers.   But the land now known as Washington Square Park has had many lives. In its indigenous... Continue Reading →

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