Spring on Roosevelt Island

It is a strange place and I will post more about it soon. Here, for now, is a glimpse of one island through the blossoms of another. Looking at the Upper East Side from Roosevelt Island Similar posts: More Spring on Roosevelt Island Austere Roosevelt Island Roosevelt Island – 360 Degree Panorama The Unbearable Lightness…

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A Train Up The Hudson

Like a giant – if anatomically incorrect – octopus, five main Metro-North railroad lines and their sub-routines spread from Manhattan and Jersey City, fanning up into the states of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. They constitute a commuter rail system with over one hundred and twenty stations, serving three states and reaching some ninety miles out…

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Chinatown Touch-And-Go

So I had a craving. The goods? Pork buns. The source? Chinatown. The catch? None, other then, well, an expedition out of Harlem boundaries and into Chinalem – the smells, the sights, the sounds being crystallized, as if heightened and enhanced by an almighty cynical hand, amplified and thrown back at me with a challenging smirk. I grabbed a…

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If It Is March, It Must Be Winter

I might have to panic. My instructions covered watering and spring rebirth, not snow plowing – new age composting, not thawing the yeti. Oh well. At least the sourdough is safe in the fridge. “Ya stopped on a fresh red light, ya moron! Five of us coulda’ gotten through!” Similar posts: March of the Blizzards: First we Take…

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The Simplest Things

Whether it is bubbly, salmon, bread and butter, milk tarts for dessert and a luxuriant garden all around for lunch, candlelit suppers, simple salads with a magic touch, or even an overlook of Kalk Bay’s Olympia Cafe with creamy polenta on the way, these are the simple things I miss tonight, while broccoli steams dutifully…

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