Tagged with nyc

Crutch. Step. Karma.

I’ve spent the last few days hobbling around NYC on crutches to the point that yesterday when I graduated to using just the one, my shoulders thanked me. It’s been a long week. Monday, I attempted commuting to work by subway and though not impossible it was so physically exhausting that I had to take a … Continue reading

A Side Tracked Weekend

Wrapping up a 3-day weekend which I’d planned to spend cooking and crossing things off my to-do list, you know like filing my taxes… well let’s just say I got side tracked. After Friday’s insanity of a long day at work and an interesting cab ride home, I slept in. Though I did manage to … Continue reading

Casanova Cabbie

Cab drivers in NYC are known to be characters… Old or young, surly or sweet, talkative or quiet they’ve seen it all and sometimes when you’re willing to chat instead of bury your head in your phone they’ll make your ride so much more fun. I’ve gotten restaurant and movie recommendations from some, debated city … Continue reading

Iced Apple

We’re having a snowstorm. The weather people insisted on calling it Nemo… weather people’s kids must get picked on a lot. Predictions were for the hardest snow fall to hit the City of New York between 4-10pm.  Its 10.30pm, there are maybe 4 inches on the ground but its meant to snow till 1pm on … Continue reading

Wine Tasting Notes.

Wine tastings. Probably one of my favorite activities. I enjoy the diversity of the offerings, getting to try new wines and sometimes even extraordinary ones. Some people are intimidated by tastings they get overwhelmed by the whole process and by what they perceive as pomp & ceremony. Here’s the simple truth: tasting events are about figuring out if … Continue reading

Pizza Lunch

Grabbed a slice of pizza for dinner tonight. Nothing amazing but it made me think of an exhibition I saw this past summer at the main branch of the New York Public Library called Lunch Hour.

Gourds of time

I know it’s the season. I know I’m meant to want to gather them up and decorate my home with them but much like Indian corn… I don’t get it. Even the perfect, front page pretty, waxed and organic ones available at Whole Foods for $0.79/ lb.

Pressing on. Never forgetting.

I wrestled long and hard about today’s post. It’s September 11, 2012. Eleven years have passed and yet the day remains quite clear in my mind. As a New Yorker and one who was here before-during-after, I wrestle with it all. The right way to answer people’s (to me) prying questions, seeing tourists scooping up … Continue reading

No photos please

My office looks out on the High Line. Elevated freight rail tracks that were once used to expedite goods from the various factories along the west side of Manhattan and that have recently been turned into an urban park. The tracks run from Gansevoort St up to 34th Street and the structure is gorgeous. The … Continue reading

Friendship on the streets

Late last night as I was heading toward the subway on the way home from a very long day at work, I noticed two homeless people had set up their home for the night by the entrance. They were both elderly and one of them was washing the other with baby wipes while chatting away … Continue reading