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 →
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 →
Coney Island on the 4th of July
It seemed like a New York tradition, so we boarded a train to Coney Island to celebrate the 4th of July. We found Nathan's Original Hotdog stand where they were preparing for the annual Hotdog eating contest. We didn't actually see any of the contestants, so we ate some hotdogs ourselves, just to join in... Continue Reading →
Should We Stay or Should We Go?
Tip: We need to get ready to go. JAM: What? Go where? Tip: You know, our plan was to just be here for a year. JAM: Yeah, I know Tip: The year is up. JAM: Yeah, well. Tip: We should be getting ready to go back to Texas. Are you ready to get packed up... Continue Reading →
It Was a Very Good Year.
Tradition requires this to be a day of reflection and for looking forward. On the last day of 2016 we lost Quah, our dog of 16 years. She was the kindest, gentlest, best looking dog we have ever owned. She was a mutt like us, and she was always an important member of the family.... Continue Reading →