Mar 7 2017

Mount Hope Cemetery

50 Jackson Ave,
Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 10706
(914) 478-1855 Barbara levy


Mar 7 2017

Hastings on Hudson


1 River St,
Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 10706
(914) 478-2800

Highly recommend. I went there on a snowy sunny day in 2011, all great and delicious. Today, all good and delicious too, without sunshine. The dates, wrapped in bacon are yummy. I’ve never been there during warmer months – one summer we stopped by on the way home, at 9:35, the place was packed! Oh boy. I think I enjoy the colder times -:).

The fatty charcuterie although a delicacy but I don’t enjoy much: during my childhood in Beijing, we had plenty of pork lar: saute, used it as butter on buns with soy sauce to add flavor … it was delicious then -:)

We left at 6 pm and there was a group of kids, 6 years old (?), which is unusual. Two tennis bubbles are next door – but the kids are in street cloth tho. 

   


Mar 7 2017

Untermyer Gardens


945 North Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 613-4502

This park is named after Samuel Untermyer (1858-), the first lawyer to earn a million dollar fee on a single case in US, and was expertly knowledgeable about horticulture. He’s a partner in the law firm of Guggenheimer, Untermyer & Marshall. His wife was equally endearing, among many things she accomplished was transformed the New York Philharmonic in 1909, and brought Gustav Mahler to conduct the orchestra.

I went on a cloudy day but still captivated by her location and beauty. The Temple of Love that atop of man-made stone hill, although is rebuilt (nothing looked like the old one) but it very enchanting. Looking over the Hudson River, I thought: this has to be the most beautiful place for a wedding in the autumn!