Tag Archives: Central Park

Take a left at Shakespeare’s Garden.

I followed the eccentric Mr. Mould down a rabbit hole last week. While tapping out my last post I discovered that Belvedere Castle, one of Jacob Wrey Mould’s projects in Central Park, was closing last weekend for a year of restoration. … Continue reading

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Saturday. In the Park. With Fred, Calvert & Jacob.

My favorite place in NYC is Central Park. And my favorite place in Central Park is Bethesda Terrace. I silently paid my respects to park creators Frederick Law Olmsted & Calvert Vaux this morning, saluting their signpost as I crossed … Continue reading

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Manhattan, all to ourselves.

Midsummer, and they’ve all fled to the Hamptons. Perfect time to be in the city! How empty is it? Well, not empty enough to get a reservation at the new-ish Union Square Café but you can definitely walk the streets … Continue reading

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Dear NYC, I promise not to hold a grudge.

Never fully recovered from our last deep-freeze February visit a few years back, so I scheduled NYC for March this year. After all, winter is over, right? There were hopeful signs. Trees still bare, but there were buds on the … Continue reading

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Even in the dead of summer.

How I love NYC. Slowed to a crawl by the heat, I barely left my neighborhood this trip, but that’s okay. People travel from all over the world to visit our neighborhood, so I was content to amble up Broadway, … Continue reading

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Central Park in June

If I could only spend one June day in the city, I would head to the Park.  It is splendid in every season, but truly outdoes itself in June. No filters required; everything is eye-poppingly green. The dogwoods were just … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring, Central Park.

No surprise, I suppose. The minute I start bragging about California, New York has to start showing off. I’ve been in the city for heaving snowstorms, 100+ degree scorchers and even for Hurricane Sandy, during which we nervously contemplated that … Continue reading

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