Tag Archives: New York

Three Out of Five Boroughs

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Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these Union Square chess players from the swift contemplation of their next 10 moves.

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Slush Mayhem

Unlike the South, which was just slammed by ice and snow to disastrous results, we up here in the North have an infrastructure set up ready for such moments, due to the fact that we get cold icy weather all … Continue reading

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The Dying of the Light

The light was so beautiful yesterday. I am trying to make time for relaxation and NOTHING going on, which is very challenging. I am always doing-doing-doing. I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday afternoon and I was 45 minutes early. So … Continue reading

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“That book in many’s eyes doth share the glory / That in gold clasps locks in the golden story.” – Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, Scene 3

I came across this the other day. I have not seen the current Romeo and Juliet on Broadway, but this cool wall of padlocks (left by anyone who feels like leaving one) caught my eye. I stood and looked at … Continue reading

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9:30 a.m.

It was cold and silvery, the sunlight having not burned off the fog. Everything had a shimmer to it, the city looked like a mirage. I happened to have my camera (my good camera, not my phone) in the car. … Continue reading

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On This Day: November 25, 1783

George Washington “took back” New York from the British. The peace treaty had been signed a year before, France had pledged support and recognition of the new United States, but the redcoats remained in New York, waiting for their written … Continue reading

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Around New York

Washington Square Park, at night. When the city said it was going to move the giant fountain, so that it lined up with the great arch, I had misgivings. I loved the asymmetry of the park. The park has been … Continue reading

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The Books: Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink; edited by David Remnick; ‘On the Bay’, by Bill Buford

Next up on the essays shelf: Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink, edited by David Remnick Secret Ingredients is a collection of food writing from The New Yorker. I love these collections. So far, we have … Continue reading

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The Books: Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink; edited by David Remnick; ‘A Mess of Clams’, by Joseph Mitchell

Next up on the essays shelf: Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink, edited by David Remnick Secret Ingredients is a collection of food writing from The New Yorker. I love these collections. So far, we have … Continue reading

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