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BELLO GIARDINO………a sweet place to announce your engagement

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BELLO GIARDINO.……..a cozy and romantic garden on the Upper West Side……….. a sweet place to announce your engagement.  Ms. Mindy and Doc David………our nephew and his newly betrothed. Was a beautiful summer night to sit outdoors in a garden…….and our adorable … Continue reading

THINK COFFEE……..now in Chelsea

THINK COFFEE………think cute barista.  Think  KELLEN 500 ETHOPIA.

I had my first “cuppa” this morning in Chelsea at this new coffee spot.

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10% of their profits go to the HUDSON GUILD Community Work.

This cute King Charles spaniel waited outside for a bite of my almond croissant.

 

VINTAGE PHOTOS…………NYC and beyond

Vintage Photos and Barker’s Mineraltone for HOGS….

The GRAND GROCERY was actually down on GRAND Street.

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And they all look like they are chewing on a “chaw”.

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One line for “coloreds” and one line for whites!

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Pigs feet and kraut……….10 cents…….or a shave…..same price!

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Are those autos old Ford’s?

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Pepsie was 5 cents and oranges were a penny.

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NEHI…was 5 cents a bottle when I was a kid.  Orange was my fave.

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THE AIR MAIL…………with Doug Fairbanks!

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Pure as Sunlight!  Right !!!

 

LUNCH at the BLT Bar and Grill

The BLT BAR & GRILL is the place to eat in the Wall Street area……..if you’re having a “BURGER” attack……….and maybe a beer.

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Make your way to 125 Washington Street…….in the Downtown “W” Hotel.  The interior is “hip”…..[but a bit dark].

You’ll have more fun out on the patio under a shady umbrella.

The pizza is nothing to rave about so stick to the devine burger.  RARE !!!

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Just across the street is the site of the new 9/11 memorial pools……….

Our dear friend Lori invited us for lunch at the Member’s Dining Room in the Metropolitan Museum.

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After lunch we went to the roof of the MET for a bit of sunshine…….and “people watching”

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JOEY DINAS Graduation Party June 2014

CONGRATULATIONS JOE !!!

This afternoon Joey had a fun graduation party at the Manor Octoberfest Restaurant in Forest Hills.

He is now an alumni of SUNY Potsdam!

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Joey’s SPEECH

and Joey’s TOAST

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GABBY and ANDREW…………..Bon Voyage.…..they are on their way to Israel for a holiday.

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Medieval English ALABASTER Sculpture

The Art of the “ALABASTERMEN is the current exhibit by MOBIA at the American Bible Society on Broadway.  It is called OBJECT OF DEVOTION.

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THE FIFTH SIGN OF THE LAST JUDGEMENT

All of these hand carved devotional works were done circa 1400 to 1450. The craftsmen in England were very busy carving visualizations of the Christian Scriptures…….ignoring the Old Testament………concentrating instead on the contemporary cults in Europe who preferred images of Saints, Jesus and the Virgin.

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When HENRY v111 was made the head of the church [the reformation]……..he declared that all Catholic images be destroyed……….it was carnage in the monasteries and nunneries.  Most of the alabasters were destroyed.  The surviving carvings are those that had been sold abroad.

This collection is from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  

Support for this exhibition also came from the Atrium Café by GABRIEL’S, my favorite restaurant on the westside of New York.