Category Archives: something out of the ordinary

finding beauty on the subway platform

Of all the years that I’ve frequented this subway station, I had no idea nor did I even notice the chimes in the 34th street N, Q, R platform until very recently.  I SO wish that I could recall what … Continue reading

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sofar sounds

You don’t have to go “so far” to hear some sounds yet you don’t know exactly where you’re going to hear those sounds until the day before nor do you know what you’re going to hear until you’re there.  This is the … Continue reading

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that tagged up, abandoned building – or not

you know it, on the corner of Bowery and Spring, or maybe you don’t recall the exact address and only know that its downtown… or maybe you only know it if you saw…. let me jog your memory … you … Continue reading

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street poets nyc

(photo taken from their FaceBook page) Commuting back and forth to work every day by subway, you gain the ability to create an imaginary bubble around yourself to isolate and block out what is going on and who is around you.  Your bubble … Continue reading

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a flip book underground

The days I take the Q train into Manhattan, I see a series of paintings on the wall behind the columns that are supporting the subway tunnel between DeKalb Ave and before heading above ground to go over the Manhattan … Continue reading

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sugar and the sphinx ….

updated 6/1/14 – and now for my review Taking advantage of a gorgeous Saturday morning, I arrived at the Domino Sugar Factory at 11am, 1 hour before it was supposed to open, still to be the 10th person in line. … Continue reading

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it’s never too late for christmas lights

{written in 2014, however all info is still very much valid} My husband found an article in the Industry Magazine about a “Christmas Lights Tour” through Dyker Heights and put it in his back pocket to surprise me at a later … Continue reading

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summer streets

If you haven’t enjoyed Summer Streets thus far this month – get out there and “Just Do It”. My marathon training group ran summer streets last weekend.  I was slightly shocked by how busy Lafayette was at 7:30am! I can’t … Continue reading

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economy candy

When I think of the name Economy Candy, I think of economies of scale = large quantities, and that is exactly what this store is. This old candy store on Rivington in LES has been around since 1937 selling candy … Continue reading

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jazz age lawn party

A few weeks ago, I attended the Saturday session of the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island.   With all of the hype of The Great Gatsby film and the roaring 20’s parties that supported it,  I was particular interested … Continue reading

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