Aug 21 2018

City Vineyard

233 West Street
New York, NY 10013

<- DIY sunset -:). Will return.

Great sunset view, good service and delicious food. We didn’t get to see the sunset (faked one myself ha ha ha) nor sit on the roof top but I got to kayak & a visit from a cute dog.



Aug 21 2018



Aug 18 2018

Central Park 中央公园

Manhattan’s gem, 778 acres, since 1853 … it was the first landscaped public park in the United States.



2016.05.30 @ Jackie O Reservoir


2016.04.12 @ Turtle Pond



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Boat rental .. Cash only
$20 refundable deposit
$12 for the first hour
$3 each additional 15 minutes
4 persons per boat max, no exceptions


Aug 17 2018

Skintight @ Roundabout Theatre

The Laura Pels Theatre
111 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036

A sharp and entertaining off bway show. The Broadway show is about a middle aged daughter whose ex husband just engaged to a 20 something. Her 70 years old dad is in a relationship with 20 years old former male porn star. Her college son is obvious gay … Many laugh out moments. I can’t say that I caught every single details becasue the cast just went on and their lines were buried in our laughs. Maybe consider to wait out the audience then go on?


Aug 17 2018

Meat Market @ Times Sq

Thanks that we wear cloth, which coveres our imprefections. Since the first naked cowboy starting a few years ago, women (me too?) come in doves to stripe. And frankly, some of them are better with cloth on …

Of course, there are many other figures… from Lady Liberity, to Disney characters.


Aug 17 2018

The Lamb Club

132 W 44th Street
New York, NY

Will return.

The red color scheme reminds me a little Paris (perhaps it’s flag is half red, ha ha ha…). Genteel. A great place for a respite in the in your face Times Square.

The fried calamari is superb, with hint of spice, perfect with beer and Pinot.


Aug 17 2018

Bryant Park 2018

I am walking down on 6th Avenue toward the Bryant Park and stopped at junction of 42nd Street for triffic light, and this scene comes into my view.

I am impressed by the mingling of harmonic jungles: forest, concrete and us the human. And then I soon see the book jungles.

The courtyard at Dadong

Aug 17 2018

Astor Hall @ NYPL


Then and now photos of Astor Hall at the New York City Public Library. The inscrption reads: Named in recognition of whose generosity and devotion to this library over five generations are exemplified in our time by Brooke Russell Astor
Trustee May 18, 1978

The benefactors during 1958-68

More old photos of the library are here.

This undated photo looks very much like the genealogy room or the Irma and Paul Milstein room. The couple is credited with their support of the collections and services of the history of US, local and genealogy.


The City of New York has erected this building for the free use of all the people.

MCMX (1910?)

I look to the division of light and education as the resource most to be relied on for ameliorating the condition xx… and advancing the happiness of men.

Aug 17 2018

The mushrooms

It seems they always come in pairs.

Aug 13 2018

Manhasset, NY

This small town is on the north shore Long Island, with a population 8,080 (2010).

I frequent its movie house on Plandom Road, which is their main street. Recently, the MoviePass seems to have lots of problems – may it be on her last leg or what? Plenty showings when I check in the morning and none in the afternoon. The MoviePass agent said it fluctuate throughout the day, and they’re listening. I beg to disagree. The plan cost $10 a month and when I signed up, it’s one movie a day, and the new plan starting in September limits to 3 movies a month – looks like they’re running out of money to reimburse the theaters. How did the MoviePass get financing to begin with? I don’t see it adds anything to the movie industry.