Sidewalk Conversations

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 Happiest Place in Manhattan

Social media dubbed this area, The Happiest Place in Manhattan.  It is one of the most beautiful sceneries in New York City.   Way up in north Manhattan on a spot where George Washington and his Revolutionaries took on the soldiers hired by the British in 1776. It’s the Cloisters located in the Fort Tryon Park. John... Continue Reading →

NYC Essentials

One thing we have enjoyed living in New York City is walking through its neighborhoods and boroughs.  Along the way we met Keith Michael, who among other things, provides walking tours.  We invited him to share his story and introduce you to the walks he hosts. Enjoy! Seeing the Essentials with New York City WILD!... Continue Reading →

Day 9: Julius’

When Adam McCandless first opened his grocery story in 1835, in what is now Greenwich Village, little did he know that this building would change the course of history.   When the business was converted to a restaurant and bar 24 years later, it set on a path to the National Park Service Register of Historical... Continue Reading →

Historical Krawl Day 7: Old Town

Not far from Union Station, is one of the oldest and best-preserved taverns, Old Town.  We are with our friend Nancy walking along a literary path on Irving Place and 18th street. We pause at the homes of O’Henry and Washington Irving, then turn west to enter Old Town at 45 E 18th street. Originally... 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 →

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 →

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