Spring is coming? That’s what Chuck says

Staten island resident ground-hog, Chuck, says that spring is coming soon.  Doesn’t take a groundhog getting woken up from a winter’s nap to be able to see that coming.  Daffodils are already peeking out of the ground in Inwood Park and some  cherry trees have blossomed in Central Park. The weather is as usual unpredictable andContinue reading “Spring is coming? That’s what Chuck says”

Year of the Dragon Parade Celebration – NYC

Year of the Dragon – NYC 2012 New York City is a perfect home for intrepid travelers.   It’s the city that historically is known for its candid talk and surly abrupt manners or lack of them.  And yes, Gotham has again been voted  the rudest city in America, but at the same time ranksContinue reading “Year of the Dragon Parade Celebration – NYC”

The four Iwans of the Jameh Mosque of Esfahan

At the first encounter, there is a courtyard of the Friday Mosque in Esfahan is composed of four prayer halls or Iwans, the east and west are similar in hight and frame but the west is more colorful. The north and south are much larger and both compete for who is fairest.  Each iwan designContinue reading “The four Iwans of the Jameh Mosque of Esfahan”

May pictures of the World Trade Center from up above

WTC in lower Manhattan 30 stories above last night.  It’s looking pretty good.  It seems like they are in high gear as the 10 year anniversary is fast approaching.   The big corporations are signing up for a piece of space in the towers. The financial giants now headquartered in Times Square and Jersey could be planningContinue reading “May pictures of the World Trade Center from up above”

Escape from Manhattan

Biking along the west side of Manhattan is one of the best ways to a break away from city and immerse yourself in the beauty of the green pathway that snakes its way around this big island.  The ride from Midtown to Riverside Park (99th Street) takes anywhere from 15-30 minutes.  Anyone thinking about takingContinue reading “Escape from Manhattan”

The Frying Pan is open @ Pier 66…well sort of

The Frying Pan is summed up the best by this Yelper who said on April 17th this year: “I like drinking, I like boats, and I like the great outdoors. Ergo, I like Frying Pan. On a beautiful spring day it’s absolutely magical that you can be sipping a beer and overlooking the Hudson.” TheContinue reading “The Frying Pan is open @ Pier 66…well sort of”

Spring NYC…what’s going on at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

Now that the temps are rising and the sun has made its way through the thick grey clouds of this winter we here in NYC now look forward to many things that begin to open up and remind us that summer is on its way.  This means we can comfortably dine outdoors without the assistanceContinue reading “Spring NYC…what’s going on at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens”

Green is the new grey in Central Park this Spring

In Central Park the new spring season makes green the new grey of the season past.   Rain showers are in the forecast today but they don’t prevent me from visiting.  It’s hard to stay away and not see the park when the landscape is at it’s best.  Central Park is in full bloom.  TheContinue reading “Green is the new grey in Central Park this Spring”

Even More Highline Coming this Spring in NYC

The west-side  High Line has new things to come this spring as it will soon be extending its green paths uptown to 30th Street.  There’s no official date announced but it’s sometime this spring.  The High Line is open to the public until 10pm and this summer there will be food services offered by High LineContinue reading “Even More Highline Coming this Spring in NYC”

Flowers are out along Park Ave NYC

38 rose blossoms crawling with insects bring an early spring to Park Ave NYC thanks to the Public Art fund and artist Will Ryman. The towering pink and red roses adored with crawling bug sculptures stand 3′-22 feet tall along the wintry grey portion of Park Ave. between 57th and 67th Streets. The roses buds themselves weigh up to 2500Continue reading “Flowers are out along Park Ave NYC”

Time to trim the tree…let the Holiday Season Games begin!

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the many traditions I have missed while living in NYC just short of 11 years.  My family decided to travel in this year for the holiday, so it just seemed wrong not to go and take a look.  The weather on thursday was mild but it wasContinue reading “Time to trim the tree…let the Holiday Season Games begin!”