Tag Archives: New York City

Brooklyn Public Library’s Most Borrowed Book

When I was a young child I spent quite a lot of time in Brooklyn. I did the usual things that Brooklyn kids did; I played stick ball in the street and stuffed my face at the corner candy store. … Continue reading

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Tudor Books

Recently, my favorite museum in North America the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City opened an impressive new exhibition, The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England. Spanning King Henry VII’s seizure of the throne in 1485 to … Continue reading

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How Random Is This

New York City’s amazing Metropolitan Museum of Art is probably my favorite museum in the world and I’ve been to hundreds. It’s also one of the most visited museums in the world with nearly 2 million guests annually. The Met … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism: Secret Bookshop Brooklyn

Hidden within an iconic New York City bodega in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood you can find the newly launched Burnt Books. No secret passwords or handshakes are required to browse their stock of secondhand and collectible books; you just need find … Continue reading

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A Night at the Garden

As we face an existential crisis which challenges whether the United States will remain a democracy or sink into a cesspit of neo-Fascist, Christian White Nationalist repression, it is worth remembering our history and examining how close we came in … Continue reading

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Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman  Happy Birthday Walt “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” is a poem about a man taking the Brooklyn ferry home from Manhattan at the end of a … Continue reading

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Get a New York Public Library Card (even if you don’t live there)

One of my favorite places to visit in New York City is the NYPL flagship branch in Manhattan. The grand Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is a must see for any book lover in the city. The grand Beaux-Arts design aside, … Continue reading

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The Sweetest Attraction In NYC

I love the internet for the surprising randomness of its gifts. The other day by chance I spotted the wonderful video below about a magical candy store on the Lower East Side of Manhattan that I haven’t visited since I … Continue reading

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Sundry Sunday Seven

January 1, 2022 was Public Domain Day here in the USA. Among the works entering the public domain was Heminway’s great novel The Sun Also Rises. The Center for the Study of the Public Domain lists thousands of books and recordings … Continue reading

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New York On Ice

One of the most popular diversions in New York City during the winter holiday season is ice skating in the world famous Central Park. The skating pond in Central Park first opened to the public on December 19, 1858 and … Continue reading

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