The snow began to fall in New York City around 3am on Jan 23rd 2016. Throughout the day and late into the evening the blizzard continued breaking reco...
It is obvious that the mayor is trying to repay an old campaign debt to a group that supported him early in his quest for his current office.
Visit Central Park Zoo. Though small, this zoo is an enchanting way to spend an hour or two, no matter your age. Snuggle up while watching Snow Leopards cuddle and delight in the antics of sea lions and penguins. Laughing together is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
There's no shortage of jewels in Manhattan, and I don't mean Harry Winston. From the local family run restaurants to the elegant lobbies of swanky hotels. So, stuck in the city with no Vermont country inn with a roaring yuletide in sight? Don't fret.
If you want to know New York, get to know its street cuisine. I learned it early. Growing up in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, I would get a lunch of two hot dogs in steam-soft rolls from the guy who set up his stainless-steel pushcart on the corner of 17th Street every morning, rain or shine, Saturdays and holidays, summer-fall-winter-spring.
I've always wanted a house with a pool. But I live in New York City where homes don't tend to have private pools unless you earn your living say, stripping the Russian state of its natural gas supplies. Since I don't have that kind of job, I remain pool-less.
"It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage & beautiful country lies in between." This beautiful quote by poet Diane Ackerm...
It sounds like an old radio play: "Who knows what evil lurks within the hearts of men? The Shadows knows! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!"
If you're heading to the Big Apple in the near future, make your first stop Central Park, its Autumn glory won't last for long. With every gust of wind, thousands of leaves fall. Soon the trees will be barren and stripped of their glow.
A.R. Gurney obviously feels strongly on the subject of dogs, so much in fact that his play Sylvia, is based on real events in his life.
John Lennon famously sang, "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one." I'm reminded of this constantly. On Tuesday, October 6, I watched the dream of many come to fruition, all in the name of John Lennon, peace and imagination.
Whether you spend three days or three years in New York City, there is always something awaiting you just around the corner, a gem you have overlooked or never knew existed. Sure you'll enjoy wandering along Fifth Avenue, ambling through Central Park, and exploring Times Square, but venture further to reap the greatest rewards. Here are a few suggestions:
One night while clicking through hundreds of channels of crap, I unclenched the remote to stare at faded footage from a 34-year-old concert in New York City, as the song, "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" lulled me back to a Saturday in September when Simon & Garfunkel performed a free concert on the great lawn in Central Park.
There's a reliable rule of the stage according to which, if the actors are having fun, the audience absolutely will. That's what's rambunctiously going on throughout Daniel Sullivan's fooling around with William Shakespeare's late romance, Cymbeline.
I know that you're all used to me writing blogs about dating but I'm taking a brief respite to write a blog about another topic that provides an equally endless source of frustration in my life -- biking in New York City.