Monthly Archives: November 2011

Grand Central romance

There is an undeniable air of romance about train stations that cannot be found in airports. I suspect it has to do with the fact that train travel is a much older form of transport than air travel. Train stations … Continue reading

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Macy’s balloons

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the US, and in New York that means just one thing – the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the giant balloons. My only frame of reference for this comes from Ghostbusters: I have mentioned before … Continue reading

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Jolly, holly & other things ending in olly

Christmas is breaking out all over Manhattan and it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. The ice rinks are up and running, Christmas trees are popping up everywhere and light displays are starting to illuminate the night. Here are a couple of … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street – Zuccotti Park after the raid

Part of the medical update via human megaphone, informing the crowd that their medical supplies had been taken during the police raid:

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Full Moon Fever 11.11.11

It’s officially 11.11.11 in New York, and there’s a full moon to boot. I have got full moon fever, unless I’m having a reaction to the shots I just got for my upcoming visit to places with jungles. Whatever the … Continue reading

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The Van Cortland Squirrel Murderer

I was happily minding my own business in Van Cortland Park today, watching fluffy little squirrels like this one playing gleefully amongst the fallen leaves: See how cute and fluffy he is? Then all of a sudden, a massive hawk … Continue reading

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America, the Land of the Overheated (or Growing up sub-72F)

Before I get going on this, you might like to check out this recent article published by the BBC about rising indoor home temperatures in the UK. For those not wishing to read the entire article, or who are unfamiliar … Continue reading

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All atremble on Hallowe’en in New York

Hats off to you, New Yorkers, you really know how to scare up the Hallowe’en spirit. After writing my post about a traditional Irish Hallowe’en, I ventured forth to take in the bone-chilling sights of 78th Street on Manhattan’s Upper … Continue reading

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