Category Archives: NEW YORKERS

HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER seen in Central Park

THIS DARLING LITTLE BIRD……..lost his way and ended up in the Ramble.  It was the third sighting EVER in NY.  He was on his way to MEXICO……and most likely got caught up in high altitude winds and ended up here..  We were afraid it might not survive the snow………..but it was spotted again.

He is named after Wm. Alexander Hamilton…….a former surgeon general of the US Army.

HOUSING WORKS Thrift Store • CHRISTMAS EVENT 2017

The store on Columbus Avenue kicked off the season with a fabulous Christmas Event.


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SPIDERMAN sighting today on Columbus Avenue

I have no idea why we was sitting on the traffic light…..but there he was….SPIDERMAN.

My Typewriter Wizard passed away at 89

Mary Adelman……the wizard of typewriter repairs had her shop……..Osner Business Machines ……..on Amsterdam Avenue…….. since 1968 when her husband took over the shop from Mr. Osner.


While my  friends were using their laptop……….I was still using my old Remington.  My partner Don was using his Smith Corona electric to write the scripts for his books.  And it was Mary that kept them working.  When Mary was on “48 Hours”  with Dan Rather he called typewriters ………….”road kill on the information highway” .  Personally I liked the click-click of the keys and the slinging of the carriage.

John F Kennedy……..typing the pages for his journal.

The photo of Mary….courtesy of The New York Times.

DOUGHNUT PLANT nyc

If you are in or near the CHELSEA HOTEL…………the DOUGHNUT PLANT in the lobby will treat you to celestial delights…..ie,  DOUGHNUTS!

You may need more than one…….maybe the creme brulee…….. or the

tres leches.

$50 a dozen………but worth every bite!

Shopping for a TURKEY on Arthur Avenue

We schlepped up to the BRONX..……to the Italian Markets…….looking for an Italian Turkey……….NO TURKEY……..but a lot of cute Italians.

Arthur Avenue is the place to get your Proscuitto.

I passed on the oysters but got a whole salami……….peppered.

The price for the whole proscuitto was $299……not bad.

Where did we end up??  WHITE CASTLE.  It has been 60 years since I ate one of those……back then they were 12 for a dollar.  Today it tasted just as yukky as it did in 1960.

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.