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 →

Sunday in Central Park

There are hundreds!  There are thousands!  They are all here!  It is a beautiful Sunday afternoon and Central Park is full of people from all over the world enjoying this beautiful park on a beautiful day. The streets are full of bicycles, skateboards, and in-line skates ridden by all ages.  Some casually cruising along, some... Continue Reading →

Eyes of the Beholder

Since we got here about 5 months ago, we have only been to a couple of art galleries.  So we decided to have a gallery day.  We caught the C train to the heart of Chelsea, the part of the City that is rumored to be the art center of NYC. We walked the Highline,... Continue Reading →

The Umbrellas

  If you live in New York City you will need to have an umbrella.  We didn’t have one when we got here.  We now have 4.  The important thing to remember about umbrellas is you have to have them with you when it starts raining.  They do no good if they are at home... Continue Reading →

Nice Night for a Walk

  It felt unusually nice because it was unusual.  The temperature was in the low 70’s on an August night.   There was a cool breeze coming off the Hudson.  The night was calling us to Riverside Park.  This park is a green way that runs the coast of the Hudson from Battery Park up... Continue Reading →

There is Always Something…

There is no shortage of opportunities to take advantage of (free) entertainment in The City. Festivals, musical entertainment, street performers, sponsored events, public art and open galleries are almost always available if you just take a few minutes to do the research.   Last night we spent such an evening in Bryant Park. First, let... Continue Reading →

Back! Back In the New York Groove

We spent a little over a week back home in Grand Prairie.  It was really nice being back home among family and friends and being in familiar places enjoying the things that we love about living in the Metroplex.  And now we’re back! Back in the New York groove. It seems so weird having two... Continue Reading →


I remember a song about someone who was conflicted by two lovers.  One was soft, gentle and easy.  The other was complicated and exciting. Lately I can relate to the conflict. If you have missed us lately, we just returned from a trip home.  Routine medicals and check-in with as many friends and family as... Continue Reading →

Showtime at the Apollo

My introduction was through James Brown and the Famous Flames.  An album was released in the early 60’s, titled “Live at the Apollo” and the Godfather of Soul splashed right into the middle of the exploding young American music scene. I remember the Buddy Holly movie when Holly and the Crickets were booked into the... Continue Reading →

She’s Not There

Staten Island.  I have heard about it for most of my life, mostly from baseball stories, but I really didn’t know anything about it.  I had heard of the Staten Island Ferry and in the few trips to visit here, I had seen the giant sign spread across the South Seaport Terminal reading Staten Island... Continue Reading →

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