Category Archives: New York City adventures

MACY’S Thanksgiving Day Parade • 2017

On the roof of the DAKOTA APARTMENTS………..NYC sniper riflemen…..trained to shoot terrorists…….at the ready………as MACY’S Thanksgiving Day Parade passes by.


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 Snoopy.……..he has been aloft in 40 parades………..and he is still my fave.

And SANTA always waves to the nearly four million people lining the streets………all hoping he will climb down their chimneys on December 25th.

SUBWAY RIDERS and Posters

The MTA actually calls us ” CUSTOMERS”…..but we still call ourselves RIDERS…… at their mercy.  The New York Times said we have the worst record of any subway worldwide.  At times…..we are packed in like cattle!

There are 1,756,814,800 riders on the SUBWAY per year……thats almost two billion!  Woah!  There are 22 interconnected subways  with the largest number of stations of any system in the world.

 

 

New Yorkers and their cycles………

You gotta be crazy to bop around NYC on a moped or a motorcycle. 88,000 injured last year…..but only 1,200 deaths.  ONLY!

 

This cute moped……driven by a cute guy………having fun!

NYC MARATHON 2017 • Men’s Winners

52,000 runners entered the race.

First place winner…….GEOFFREY KAMWOROR…….age 24……from Kenya took 1st place in the men’s division.

Second place winner…….WILSON KIPSANG.……from Kenya……… was the winner last year at age 20.

Third place winner……..LELISA DESISA……age 27……from Ethiopia

It was exciting to watch the RACE and hundreds of thousands of NEW YORKERS lined the street……cheering on the marathoners.

NYC MARATHON 2017 • Women’ s Race Winners

SHALANE FLANIGAN………..of the USA……won first place in the NYC MARATHON 2017………..the first American woman to win since 1977.

The second place winner was Mary Keiting and Mamitu Daska of Ethiopia came in third.

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NYC MARATHON 2017 • Handicap Winners

MARCEL HUG……….. from Switzerland……….. won the Men’s Handicap Race…..today in the NYC Marathon 2017……in his push-rim wheelchair.


MANUELA SCHAR…….from Switzerland………won the women’s push-rim wheelchair race.

The handicap racers finished the race in from of my apartment.  GARBAGE TRUCKS blocked the entrance to the Dakota Apartments…………where Yoko Ono lives and where John Lennon was murdered on December 8, 1980.

HALLOWEEN on West 69th street

All the little kids kept asking me “who are you supposed to be”.  Harumph!

I said the “Goddess of GOLD”.  They all said……..”never heard of her”.  DUH.

My brownstone neighbors  always  do it “OVER THE TOP”.  

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