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NYC –  The Library Lions of the NYC Public Library – Are there others less famous?

NYC – The Library Lions of the NYC Public Library – Are there others less famous?

  Most of us are familiar with Patience and Fortitude, the world-renowned pair of marble lions that stand proudly before the majestic Beaux-Arts library building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan. They have captured the imagination and affection of New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world. History: Their names of the […]

Walking 5th Ave Mid-Summer Fashion Windows

A walk along 5th Avenue can be enjoyable if you take time to look at the many store windows. Also, don’t be afraid to go inside and browse around. Today, I walked from 59th street to 42nd street with side trip to Rockefeller  Plaza and Times Square. Few things are as fun as an indulgent […]

Hamilton Grange – uptown from the NYC Broadway Stage -Hamilton Heights

Updated  July 2018 – I added additional informaion at the end in case, you would like to explore the area. Nice place to check out if you’re a history buff and you enjoy exploring the lesser explored areas of the city the Hamilton Grange House is an interesting, easy, place to visit. The house and tour […]

NYC – Walking -W70th Street to W58th Street -Riverside Drive – updated 2018

July 2018 I recently revisited this area and found it a very poplar place for walkers, joggers and bicyclists. The Hudson River Park is clean and there are many several piers along the way for your enjoyment of the Hudson river. I note that there are clean bathrooms along the way and  two places for […]

NYC – West 48th Street – Music Row – 2018 Update

July 2018 update – gone forever “In the middle of 48th Street on the south side of the block, where a clutch of music stores had once been, was rubble. An enormous expanse of rubble. The municipal version of a tooth that has been knocked out. If that wasn’t surprising enough, the space directly across […]

NYC – a walk in NOHO

A walk through NOHO which is tucked between East Village and Greenwich Village is a small downtown nook with an eclectic sensibility and bohemian spirit. Expansive lofts, chic boutiques, and quaint cafes abide in this tiny yet happening neighborhood. East to West Boundaries: Bowery and Broadway North to South Boundaries: East 8th St. and East Houston St. […]

NYC – Barbershop Museum

This past weekend the Barbershop Museum was officially opened. but when I went over to visit  the museum was closed. Unusual for me, I have taken the liberty to copy a few photos  and cite some information from the internet     Joining the ever-growing list of quirky city museums is the NYC Barber Museum, a […]