Twenty months ago, we drove up Highway 495, through the Lincoln Tunnel and into our Wonderland. We were seeking our pink flamingos. We were making New York City our home for a year and we knew no one. Our year turned into 20 months and we have made many friends. We want to take a... Continue Reading →
New York Sidewalks are interesting. I’ve been thinking about the how New Yorkers communicate with each other... A lot of the signs are warnings... There are those intended to be useful and helpful... I am impressed with those who leave clever messages that make me smile... A lot of signs tell me what I can... 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 →
Well, Hello. Please Come In.
Tourist season is winding down. The crowds are somewhat lessened, but there are still plenty of tourists to go around. NY1, our 24/7 TV news station, recently reported that 1 out of three jobs in Manhattan are tourists related. That caught my attention and piqued my interest. With a little research, I discovered some interesting... Continue Reading →
Please Stand Clear of the Closing Doors!
Subways are probably the number one target of complaint for New Yorkers. Apparently we haven’t lived here long enough to develop the aversion, rather we continue to be fascinated by a system, that is able to move so many people and which is easily accessible from almost anywhere in Manhattan. Although there are frequent (warranted)... Continue Reading →
Okay, I’m guilty, even before we get started, but I am an artist, and sometimes we are shameful self-promoters. For those of you living outside The City, the first Thursday in each month is known as Gallery Crawl. Most galleries in the area open their doors, provide offerings of cheese and wine, and promote their... Continue Reading →
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 →