Ground Zero

May 26th, 2011|New York|

This is the plan for the memorial. Note the two blue squares, representing the footprint of the original towers. They will be downward cascading fountains.Memorabilia will be on displayin a new museum on site of Ground ZeroStill a construction site,grand opening [...]

Yankee Stadium

May 26th, 2011|New York|

Despite the newness of the stadium(opened in 2009) history still oozesfrom every corner - Mickey Mantle,Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, Yogi BerraNew York law requires caloriesto be stated on the menu.Watch out for the cheese fries, [...]

Metropolitan Museum of Art

May 25th, 2011|New York|

Founded in 1870, now has over 5 millionvisitors a year.  Spectacular entrance!!Vincent Van Gogh, who painted over thirty self portraits, said at one point he had to invest in a REALLY good mirror.  He was one of the [...]

Imagine Memorial, Central Park

May 25th, 2011|New York|

Yoko Ono still lives on the 7th floor,up above the black wroughtiron railing.  You can see the whiteshutters on the left window - that'sthe white room with the white piano.Entrance to the Dakota,where Lennon was [...]

Times Square

May 25th, 2011|New York|

Times Square as viewed from our hotel room window. The red plexiglass bleachers are a new addition so people can sitwhile they take it all in... The official ball for 2011 -the first ball drop was in 1907

Broadway shows!

May 25th, 2011|New York|

Memphis!  Energetic, fresh, brand new.Mike's favorite, an outstanding show.We got to meet lead star performerChad Kimball backstage after the showthanks to a  Boys and Girls Club auction item.It was really fun to come out of thestage door after [...]

Biplaning in Skaneateles, NY

August 6th, 2009|New York|

Skaneateles (prounounced "skinny atlas") is in upstate New York, not far from Syracuse and Ithaca. We visited Mike's pilot training buddy, Jack Haggerty, who gave us each a ride in his 1929 Brunner-Winkle Bird biplane. [...]

Riding the Subway in NYC

October 14th, 2006|New York|

Yes! We successfully navigated the subway. It was fast, clean and pretty danged quick, too. The underground stations have spectacular tile work on some of the stops. 

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