Tag Archives: Central Park

I SPOTTED THIS BIRD IN CENTRAL PARK

I think it must be an owl………..or NOT!


SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW

We had a very brief shower today in Central Park……….and a DOUBLE RAINBOW……….which I captured from my terrace.

The three building below……San Remo Towers………..the Kenilworth and the Dakota.

 

NY TIMES 1978 photos at the ARSENAL GALLERY

The current show at the GALLERY in the ARSENAL in Central Park………..photographs that were commissioned in 1978. The New York Times asked 8 of their  photographers to record activities in the city’s parks.

Recently……….3000 of these photographs were unearthed….. hidden away in 2 boxes in the Arsenal.

68 of these photos are on display………….

you can see all of them………..until June 14th.

In the summer of 1978 I spent every Sunday afternoon at Bethesda Fountain….wearing my BELLBOTTOMS!

Lunch at JAMS

JAMS is in the lobby of the #1 Hotel.  Great location.  A few steps off 5th avenue and just one short block to Central park…………also, my dentist has a suite in the penthouse…..just in case you need a root canal.

The rooms tend to be a bit small……….but you get a view into Central Park from the upper rooms.

Barn wood ceiling………..tiny ledge for a writing desk………..and $500 a night……..bump that up to $600 with service and tax.

BUT…………you get that partial view……..

 

That’s Dr. B Ziten and Dr. D. Silver there at the window.

 

The interior of the restaurant…..very smart….very contemporary and very uncomfortable chairs and stools.

This was the RESTAURANT WEEK SPECIAL.……..tomato soup………one half chicken………arancini………..chocolate pudd and a completely tasteless coconut cake.

All this for $100 and wine and tax and tip is extra.

The kitchen is “OPEN VIEW” and the staff works their b _ _ _ off to get the food out quickly…..the restaurant fills up fast…….then the noise level is deafening.  I would suggest you book a table for 2pm.  Will I go back?  YES…..and I will order the hamburger with fries.

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.

AUTUMN on my TERRACE

The trees in Central Park are in their full glory……..just in time for the NYC MARATHON.

The view from my terrace…………overlooking the Dakota apartments.

 

 

 

The Autumn sunsets are always spectacular.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRAWBERRY FIELDS •Nov. 3, 2017

STRAWBERRY FIELDS……..   A Quiet Zone…….is anything but.  Today on the eve of the MARATHON………..it is flooded with tourists……….but I still find it a very pleasant place to sit and view it all.

 

 

I met a very charming young man from Vietnam….D A……with his camera……..snapping photos……….and sharing my bench.