Winter Storm Jonas in Washington Heights, Manhattan, NYC

2016 Blizzard in New York CityWatch this video on YouTube My wife and I went out walking around in Winter Storm Jonas for a while, just to see what the blizzard was doing to the city. The last time there was a storm like this, we stayed indoors and by the time we went out,Continue reading “Winter Storm Jonas in Washington Heights, Manhattan, NYC”

Semi-Domestic Wild Deer in Fort Lee Historic Park, New Jersey

On Sunday, when my wife and I walked over the George Washington Bridge into New Jersey, we stopped by the Fort Lee Historic Park, which is right next to the bridge and offers a great view of the Hudson River and Manhattan, which, I suppose, was the reason the fort was originally built. We didn’tContinue reading “Semi-Domestic Wild Deer in Fort Lee Historic Park, New Jersey”

A Day at the Bronx Zoo

Last June, my wife and I took a trip up to the Bronx Zoo. Prior to moving back to New York City in 2010, I’d lived here as a kid, or visited numerous times, but I don’t know that I had ever been to the Bronx Zoo before. Anyway, we showed up about two hoursContinue reading “A Day at the Bronx Zoo”

National Night Out (Against Crime) 2011

Well, it happened yesterday so this isn’t so much a post about looking forward to observing it as it is about, “Oh look. Llamas and donkeys. Why are those in Campos Plaza?” This immediately reminded me of a joke I heard about Singaporeans.  A teacher (in Singapore, with Singaporean students) asks her young students (think,Continue reading “National Night Out (Against Crime) 2011”

Exporting Cats From the Philippines to the USA (via Delta Airlines)

Meet Marble.  Marble was born in Singapore, has lived in the Philippines and is sleeping in an armchair in Manhattan, New York City, in the above picture.  She’s an international cat and probably has more Sky Miles than most human beings.  She’s also a lucky cat, having started out her life as a stray underContinue reading “Exporting Cats From the Philippines to the USA (via Delta Airlines)”