Monthly Archives: August 2013

Caribbean Kiddies Parade

I was wondering this morning when I approached Franklin Avenue on my way to the Farmers Market. Loud music, noise, lots of people, street barriers, lots of police. Had I got something wrong? Was the West Indian Carnival Parade today, … Continue reading

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Why Do People Go to Museums?

Once upon a time museums were places to see exhibitions. To look at pieces of art if the museum is an art museum. Then somebody invented the digital camera. Then cameras were integrated into cell phones. Then we got the iPad. … Continue reading

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Walking down Broadway!

I made it! At 5:45pm I arrived at Battery Park. That’s where Broadway ends. My walk started at Herald Square, 34th Street, like yesterday. Today I had left Brooklyn under a not so splendid sky but arrived in Manhattan without … Continue reading

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Walking down Broadway?

It was my plan for today. Start living again after all those days determined by class work. Continue walking down Broadway. When I got up on the morning the sun was shining, the sky was blue, Rachael just coming from … Continue reading

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The Maze of Prospect Park

It is easy to get lost in Prospect Park – and I did. Prospect Park is Brooklyn’s counterpart to Manhattan’s Central Park. Designed by the same landscape architects, Olmsted and Vaux, it is no less attractive but more a landscape … Continue reading

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Botanics, Architecture and Culture in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is free on Saturdays until noon. So I went there today. But August is not the very best month to go there. It is very green, but does not show so much color. End of May must … Continue reading

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Midtown Surprises

That’s one of those things I love most in New York: it still offers surprises – all the time and everywhere. I was to meet Soh Ang outside Bloomingdale’s at the corner of 59th Street and Lexington Avenue at 5pm. … Continue reading

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