Part of my Christmas gift is getting days off from being dressed up. I’m safe till January 5th. Continue reading
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
Inspired by Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus.
These people watch too much TV. Really, a B-movie reference?
Rugged and wild Curacao. Finally crossed off my ‘must see’ list that started when I read an atlas my mom gave me as a child. Curacao was worth the 24 year wait.
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.
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