Category Archives: New York

Photo of the Day: Identify the State Capitols

A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I.  Hint: all have been visited by me in the past year and shown on this blog. Okay….here are the states…see if you can match them up and list the names of … Continue reading

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Beacon of Hope

The Statue of Liberty, a gift from from the people of France to the people of the United States in 1886 was designated a National Monument in 1926. Together with Ellis Island, it is called Liberty Park and is the symbol … Continue reading

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Using the Train for our New York City Commute

New Jersey, the Garden State.  There ARE beautiful areas of New Jersey, but you never could have convinced me by the area I most frequently traveled. As a kid we drove north from New Brunswick each one day each weekend … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day-a study in comparative culture values

A billboard in New York City Which side are you on?

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New York Subway

I grew to be comfortable with the subway system in New York City pretty young and to this day have never taken the bus. The bus system is also mapped nicely and SHOULD be easy for me to use. It … Continue reading

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Exploring off the Beaten Track

Where do most visitors to a major city go?  Guidebooks, websites and travel agents are quick to suggest lists of “must see” places.  I am not pooh poohing those lists or those places.  But I want to suggest that not every … Continue reading

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Alternative Vacation Housing

During our recent 2 night stay in New York City we rented an apartment on the West Side just off Central Park West. I wanted a neighborhood that would be close enough to where Graham had his meeting, easy access … Continue reading

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Revisiting a Childhood Joy

My dad grew up in Brooklyn and we lived only 35 miles away from Manhattan, so we often made trips in for him to share some of New York City’s treasures with us.  One of my favorites was the American … Continue reading

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New York City’s High Line

Railroads started building tracks and spreading across the  eastern states in the mid 1830s and by the 1850s there was a massive train yard in Manhattan just east of the Hudson River between 30th and 43rd Streets. The island was … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day-shop in New York City

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