Winnie the Pooh at the Charging Bull

The office building I work in is at Bowling Green. According to the New York City Parks website, “Bowling Green is New York City’s oldest park. According to tradition, this spot served as the council ground for Native American tribes and was the site of the legendary sale of Manhattan to Peter Minuit in 1626.”Continue reading “Winnie the Pooh at the Charging Bull”

Visiting Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island

Before this month I’d never heard of Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island. The place isn’t heavily advertised and the carpenter in the recreated shop there told us that he wasn’t surprised, because a lot of people that live there in Staten Island have never heard of the place either. You almost wouldn’t know itContinue reading “Visiting Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island”

Mostly Naked People and Huge Crowds at Times Square

Last Thursday night my wife and I went downtown to meet up with an old friend who was in town for the week and we decided to walk through Times Square to take some photos. You know, the tourist thing. I even bought a few “I Love NY” magnets at a souvenir shop. Times SquareContinue reading “Mostly Naked People and Huge Crowds at Times Square”

Trekking Across the George Washington Bridge Into New Jersey

When I was in the Army, there was a running cadence that went something like this: I can run to Jersey just like this, All the way to Jersey and never quit. I can run to New York just like this, All the way to New York and never quit, Because I’m hardcore, Motivated, Dedicated,Continue reading “Trekking Across the George Washington Bridge Into New Jersey”

The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (AKA Manila Cathedral)

That’s a pretty big mouthful, but basically what I’m talking about here is the church that’s designated as the command center for the Archbishops of Manila.  To be precise, these esteemed gentlemen: A few posts ago I showed some photos of the cathedral in in Antipolo.  It’s pretty nice, but the Manila cathedral was designatedContinue reading “The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (AKA Manila Cathedral)”