“Ice cream is the perfect buffer, because you can do things in a somewhat lighthearted way. Plus, people have an emotional response to ice cream; it’s more than just food. So I think when you combine caring, and eating wonderful food, it’s a very powerful combination.” Jerry Greenwood
I’m not sure there is a better way to see the New York skyline than from the deck of a boat slowly cruising along on the Hudson and East Rivers. An even better view of the skyline is at sunset, on a cruise, on the rivers; it’s really pretty. And, it’s something quite special to pass by Lady Liberty with the sun slowly setting behind her.
It’s a tricky business to write a hotel review. I mean, think about it. How much can one say? There is a room, a bed, bath and hopefully, it’s clean and comfortable with a sense of style. That about wraps it up, don’t you think? But every now and then we come across a hotel(s) with a little something extra that makes us sit up and take notice. And that’s the case when it comes to the 4 boutique hotels in the Library Hotel Collection in New York City; each offering the finest in accommodations.
Meandering through the One World Trade Center, 9/11 Memorial Museum, I had a moment of realization that there is now a generation of children who were not alive on 9/11, and as such had no real concept of what they were looking at in the museum, other than was was told to them by their parents. Amazingly, it has been 15 years.
Just over the bridge from the sleepy seaside village of Brigantine Beach, New Jersey, lies the shore of Atlantic City’s Beach and Boardwalk. It’s an American classic, Atlantic City, one of those places that most everyone has either visited, or is curious about doing so. I can now say we’ve done both. We’ve been curious and we’ve been there. We’re good.
Books. In a day and age when electronics reign supreme, it’s good to know people still pick up a book. A real book, possibly even a library book, and not just open their Kindle or device of preference, but rather hold an actual book. The smell of the pages. The feel of a faded dog-eared page marking a stopping point. And illustrations. Old-school illustrations with captions.
The house itself has a story to tell; if only walls could talk. The townhouse, completed in 1914, at 1048 5th Avenue, was originally built for William Starr Miller. It is a work of art in it’s own right and once thought to be one of the most prominent buildings on 5th Avenue. Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt III also lived in the stately manor for a number of years after the passing of her husband forced her to leave their 5th Avenue mansion.
“I go to Paris, I go to London, I go to Rome, and I always say, “There’s no place like New York. It’s the most exciting city in the world now. That’s the way it is. That’s it.” Robert De Niro