thom bradley

NYC – San Gennaro Festival

  The Feast of San Gennaro   Every year people flock  to Little Italy to celebrate Italian heritage and to feast on some of the best Italian cuisine the city has to offer. For some, this is the opportunity to enjoy some amazing food, special music performances. This year, the festival started on September 13th and […]

NYC – NYC Water Towers -ART – update 2018

Updated 2018 New York City’s water towers are iconic, and a hundred of them are covered in artwork created by Jeff Koons, Maya Lin, and other artists. They are meant to raise awareness of global water problems and encourage New Yorkers to drink their tap water. What are those wooden water tanks? When I first […]

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 […]