Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NYC: Picture Time at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park

On the final day of the trip in New York City, we made the trek over to my favorite structure at Central Park, the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain.

Picture time at the Bethesda Fountain and Terrace in New York's Central Park

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Cacophony of Commotion in Grand Central Terminal

Some are rushed and others more deliberate in New York City's Grand Central Terminal.
This and other photographs of New York can be found at the gallery: NYC.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NYC: Central Park Stroll and a Dog on a Park Bench

Although walking had become largely painful at this point due to the excessive mileage we had put on our feet in such a limited window of time, we couldn't help but meander through Central Park on our last day in the city. And what would happenstance bring us but a dog on a park bench.

A stroll through New York's Central Park and a Dog on a Park Bench

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NYC: Workers Repainting the Brooklyn Bridge

Workers seen taking a break from the renovations and repainting
of support cables to the Brooklyn Bridge. 

This and other photographs from New York City can be seen at the gallery: NYC.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

NYC: Downtime in the Hotel between Excursions

Perusing our Midtown Manhattan hotel's literary offerings in some downtime between outings

Monday, July 7, 2014

NYC: Hazy Orthodoxy in Distant New Jersey

An orthodox church in New Jersey seen in the hazy distance from Midtown Manhattan

Saturday, July 5, 2014

NYC: Paddling the Reservoir at Central Park

Paddling the Reservoir at Central Park beneath the Skyline of Midtown Manhattan.

See this and more photos of New York City at the gallery: NYC.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

NYC: Grant's Tomb on the Upper West Side

The thing about visiting the tomb of President Ulysses S. Grant is that you need a good reason to be up that way. For example, we ate breakfast at Tom's Restaurant (the diner in Seinfeld), then walked up to Columbia University, and up and over to Grant's  Tomb. If you're wanting to go to a place where the tourists start to spread a little thin, you're getting close.

The other thing about visiting this monument is that if you want to catch a particular train that will take you down to the east side of Central Park, you might have to walk through the heart of Harlem to get there, and that might be uncomfortable. And if you're really looking for a place without tourists, you've found your mark. [Note: You might also hear on the news the next morning, as we did, that two men were stabbed to death in close proximity to where you had been walking to the subway.]