Krawling to McSorley’s: Day 5

We are krawling to McSorley’s and we are not krawling alone.  We are accompanied by two of our dearest New York City friends, Justin and Lynn, also known as the MadhattersNYC.  More on them later. McSorley’s Olde Ale House, 15 East 7th Street, is the oldest Irish tavern in New York City. Opened in 1854,... 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 →

Day 3: Ear Krawl

It is said that James Brown was a slave, an aide to General George Washington, and one of the subjects in Emanuel Leutze’s famous painting, Washington Crossing the Delaware.  It is also said that James Brown received his freedom following the Revolutionary War and settled along the banks of the Hudson river where he built... Continue Reading →

Back To The Future With Keith

Join me on my trip to 1964.  Global tensions were escalating as powerful nations flexed their nuclear-powered muscles.  Finding a way to peace was on our minds. In a move to create a #Unisphere feeling, New York City opened its doors and invited the entire universe to the 1964-65 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Park... Continue Reading →

The Sunset That Never Came

Fall is arriving and this week we were blessed with the beautiful days of Indian Summer.  Antsy to leave the apartment one evening, we checked the windows to see the golden rays of sun beginning to cast long shadows.  It took a few seconds before we decided to watch the sunset over the Hudson, along the... Continue Reading →

Catacombs, Tombs and Souls

Exploring the history in New York has become a major pastime for us.  There is something about walking through structures 200 years old, hearing the tales of the past, and imagining ourselves living in another century.   On this day we decided to visit St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral.   We had heard of the catacombs and... 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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