It’s Christmas Time! Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

Christmas is my favorite time of year. If I had a house it would be decorated inside and out. When Christmas is over – I start planning for the next one. I love the festivities, the decorations. I love how the city gets all decked out in lights. Lucky me, I live in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights is right next to us, they are known for their holiday lights. Continue reading

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is like a Spanish NY to us. La Boca is our Little Italy, San Telmo is like our LES, Recoleta our 5th Ave, Palermo SoHo our SoHo, Puerto Madero our DUMBO. We didn’t expect to it to feel like home except everyone spoke Spanish and instead of break dancers in the street – you have tango.  And a lot of stuff was made in China just like the states. One thing they have that we don’t – gelato from Chocolates Rapa Nui – lemon pie and triple tentacion is to die for.

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NYC: The Lower East Side – My Home

What makes the LES so unique is it’s cultural and historical past. It was a place of immigrants dreams and beginnings. The Germans, Irish, Jewish, Italian, Polish, Chinese, Africans, and lots of others…all have legacies here. By LES, I’m talking about the Two Bridges, Little Italy, Chinatown, East Village, Alphabet City, and the LES. So many different people living condensed together. We are/were home to the oldest Jewish cemetery in the USA in Chatham Square, Five Points, Bloody Triangle which is Doyers street, and a thriving slave trade market are amongst a few facts about downtown history. Continue reading