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P.S. As of the end of April 2013 my more personal postings will now be at The Next Few Years.
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Monthly Archives: September 2010
Photo taken Sept. 2009
Imagine my surprise when I see this man exactly one year later. Small world even in the big city. Glad to see he’s still working for the same company!
Photo taken Sept. 2010
It seems over the years, I’ve collected quite a few nicknames. And what’s even more interesting? To this day, I’m still called every one of these!
1. RWC (my initials) or RC (ie RC cola) – during my career
2. WB for white butt – my latino friend has a brown butt, therefore she’s a BB
3. chain woman – picked this one up in France when the chain of my bike kept coming off
4. Fuzzy – cause I guess I can be warm and fuzzy? I dunno.
5. moonbeam – a playful bohemian (I’ve always liked that one!)
6. Kamando – cause someone thinks I’m always in command?
7. gg (gotham girl) – well I am in new york and you are reading the Gotham Girl Chronicles
8. Rob – well that’s self explanatory
9. sunshine – I guess that’s better than rain! (thanks girls!)
10. comet – my latest from a cycling bud…because I’m constantly shooting from here to there – true!
I’m sure if I left one out someone will let me know. Do you have multiple nicknames?
Massive bronze medallions taken from the 1930s French luxury liner SS Normandie’s dining room are the cathedral’s most recognizable exterior features.
Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Cathedral in Brooklyn Heights, Remsen and Henry Streets
How long has it been since you’ve been in a phone booth, much less seen one? Yes, amazingly a few still exist and one of a handful in Manhattan happens to be around the corner from where I live.
I came across an article recently about a resident in the city who passed a phone booth one day with his son. “Daddy, why is that phone in a box?” The children’s book, The Lonely Phone Booth, was born.
Direct from the author’s website (lonelyphonebooth.com) “In a world in which objects we love and recognize as part of the integral fabric of our lives are disappearing at a rapid rate, here is a story about the value of the analog, the power of the people’s voice, and the care and respect due to those things that have served us well over time.”
corner of west 66th street and west end avenue
A free bike tour and bbq lunch? Sign me up! Yours truly was lucky enough on Saturday to join a small group, compliments of the Active Trails grant, on the first-ever bike trail ride from Grant’s Tomb to Governors Island. This grant has enabled the park to develop and launch a ranger-led bike tour that will serve thousands and focus on both youth and the public. And it just so happened to be National Public Lands Day. National Public Lands Day? Looks like September 25th is set aside to promote the enjoyment and volunteer conservation of public lands. Who knew?
We started right in my neighborhood in the Upper West Side. Grant’s Tomb, the largest mausoleum in North America, was not only Grant’s final resting place, but for his wife Julia as well. On our bikes, we traveled south on the Riverside bike path amongst thousands of participants for the annual Big Brothers and Big Sisters Race for the kids run/walk. As we slowly, and I mean s-l-o-w-l-y, made our way through this crowd to Battery Park, park rangers provided information on the history and ecology of New York harbor and its parks.
A short (free!) ferry ride and we’re on the island and greeted with a fabulous barbeque lunch. Thinking it would be a typical box lunch…but NO, a fabulous first class picnic with roasted corn on the cob, the most tender bbq chicken, to die for roasted potatoes, salads, burgers, brownies, you name it. Nestled under the mature elm and maple trees, we all felt like we’d died and gone to heaven. Throughout the tranquil lunch, I could have sworn I was hanging out on a plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.
Next up, a group tour led by Ranger Natalie of the 172 acre island (the shape of an ice cream cone) surrounded by the Manhattan skyline to the north, the Brooklyn waterfront to the east and the Statue of Liberty to the west. We learned all about the inhabitants of the island, first by the US Army and then the Coast Guard. Just this year an agreement was made to make the city of New York the proud owners, resulting in the creation of a trust with the mission to bring the island back to life.
My favorite area was the southern part of the island called picnic point, an eight-acre park offering views of the Statue of Liberty with hammocks to relax and pass the day away. Just the beginning, but already Governors Island is showing great promise to be a major destination for both locals and tourists. The most excellent day!