New York City

Easter Parade on New York City’s Fifth Avenue

Easter Eggs at Rockefeller Plaza

New York City’s storied Easter parade on Fifth Avenue turned out mostly adorable children in fancy dress and cutest of dogs in costume.  There was A tip-of-the hat to the elegance and memories of yesteryear as well.  After months of non-stop winter, the hint of warm weather and sunshine gave us a great day.    

Fort Tryon Park-Carved from Boulders and Deep Woods

George Washington Bridge

      The first American woman to take a solder’s part in the war for liberty and be wounded on the battlefield during the struggle to be free of foreign governance, and the first woman to receive a military pension, was Margaret Corbin (1751-1800?) In 1776 the Continental Army was trying to hold back […]

A SEA OF GREEN on New York City’s Famed Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue

In this great city there is a sizeable population of almost every culture – but today it’s all about the Irish and everyone is Irish for the day.  The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place not in Ireland, but in New York City on March 17, 1762, fourteen years before the signing of the […]


Knowing is Power

February 26, 2011 SAVE THE AMERICAN DREAM. This wasn’t just a New York City event, as all 50 states joined in, but being in NYC, it was a flagship event with national press coverage In Lower Manhattan’s City Hall Park, organized thousands of people and popular politians to rally in solidarity with Wisconsin and […]

Happy (Chinese) New Year. Gung Hay Fat Choy in New York City


   It is The Year of the Rabbit.  Gung Hay Fat Choy.   It’s the 30th Lunar Day of the 12th Lunar month and the first day of year 4708 in the Chinese calendar. A tired Tiger retires to rest for 12 years, until its time comes again, handing over the duties to successor Rabbit, just […]


WintersEve2010 (8)

It is about as “home town” as this big New York City gets. This indoor and outdoor festival in the streets around Lincoln Square on Broadway between 58th & 68th Streets (which includes Lincoln Center with all the performing arts) is an annual grand holiday party as many throw open their doors to neighbors. Following […]


Marathon 2010 (6)

Hello Marathoners. Welcome to the People’s Republic of “Da’ Bronx”. At mile 22 and entering the fourth of New York City’s five boroughs, “Da’ Bronx”, what can bring a big smile and energize (some dance steps too) the runners more than being welcomed by Johnny Seven Rock and Roll Band playing and singing the good […]