Category Archive: New York

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sky

 Winter sunrise over the East River, New York, through a very dirty window.

Gay Pride, Living Happily Ever After in NYC

Wild celebrations are expected in New York today for the annual Gay Pride March  after the NY state legislature passing of same-sex marriage. Recently, reading the dramatic and interesting Boy: On Boys,  the following comment… Continue reading

The One That Got Away

A wonderful post, Dwellology, written by a New York realtor, caught my eye yesterday.  Written from the heart, it exposed pangs in mine as I remembered, whilst trying so hard to forget, the… Continue reading

The People You Meet

Or rather, the people who meet you. Stepping out yesterday a gentleman stopped me in the street.  He had a mobile telephone to his ear and I assumed his stopping me with an “excuse… Continue reading

The Pull of Savage Beauty

Stepping into the world of the late Alexander McQueen‘s Savage Beauty, a retrospective of his two decades in fashion now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, is to step… Continue reading

Yes We Can and Yes He did!

Obama takes out Osama. So many issues.  The birthers braying for Obama’s certification one week to the deliverance of Osama Bin Laden the next. Arriving back in New York from London only an… Continue reading

Closing Borders

Did coffee kill the big book store? Once upon a time, book stores sold books.  Wall to wall, floor to ceiling, the latest hard-backs sat primed at the front with their luscious glossy covers,… Continue reading

Running on Empty . . .

. . .  and the budget stalemate here in the US is only one issue dominating news here this week. Threatened with closure in Hawaii is the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre. The Government… Continue reading

Today I Bumped Into . . .

. . . Philip Seymour Hoffman.  Or rather, he bumped into me. I mumbled an “excuse me” and we did the two-step getting out of each other’s way shuffle – conducted in total silence on… Continue reading

On The Bus . . .

. . . with a blonde Betty Boop and the Valentine’s Day Blues. New York goes to town in a big way for the day of love. Flowers, chocolates, red hearts, pink hearts,… Continue reading

Feeling the Love . . .

. . . of rapturous fans is now a memory for the New York Giants and that wonderful day three years ago when Mayor Mike Bloomberg threw a ticker tape parade to celebrate… Continue reading

SUPERB BOWL . . .

. . . and my introduction to the machinations of professional football was the Super Bowl played in February, 2008, between the New York Giants and one man, Tom Brady, leading the New… Continue reading

People Who Live in Glass Houses . . .

. . . should not wander about naked looking for their underwear. Yes, we all do it but here in New York it can be a little more public and, as often as it… Continue reading

Pat-Down, Smack-down, TSA . . .

. . .  and Happy New Year greetings from JFK from where soon I shall be leaving on a jet plane for London.  Somewhere in a time zone over the Atlantic the New… Continue reading

Girls, Girls, Girls . . .

. . . why is life so hard, you ask? Friday night, another week and last round for this year at the High Line.  Tracey, our waitress, is not her usual glowing self.… Continue reading