Saturday, August 7, 2010

Henry Hudson bridge path reopens...just not to bikes

Streetsblog.org has an informative posting on the reopening of the path across the bridge, noting that bike riding is banned. One can walk the bike across, just not ride it.

There are some great comments below as well. I finally found the northern entrance to the path on Monday, but the gate was locked. A fellow two-wheeler told me he thought it was closed for construction of some kind. I'll check again this Monday and report back what I find, and add some photos as well.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

What's this?

It's a new post! We're definitely still on an adventure ... This summer so far in NYC has been unbearably hot and humid. For me (this is Mary), it's been one reminder of why California, particularly the Central Coast, is such a great place to live. Honestly, I do think that the Central Coast has the best weather on the planet!

While we do have two air conditioners in our apartment, there are days like today when even the cooler air inside can't mask the horrible humidity outside. A small storm came through here overnight, and I was SO hopeful that it would dissipate the humidity. No such luck.

So, we sweat, and we sweat some more. While the subway cars are air conditioned, the subway stations definitely are not. It really is like descending into Hades when you walk down those stairs ...

Soon it will be fall, and then winter again, and I might be wishing for this warm and sunny weather! Guess I'm never satisfied.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

While the bomb fizzled in Times Square...

... the other night, Mary and I were at Carnegie Hall. This is the view above of what we could see from our seats in the balcony. Obviously, it's more important what one hears at Carnegie Hall. It was my first trip, so I wasn't going to let a little bomb scare keep me away.

Actually, I heard the multitude of sirens right before intermission, since I had to step outside before the last movement of a Leonard Bernstein composition. We never realized what the sirens were for, and happily enjoyed the second half of the evening's performance: Mozart's Requiem Mass, featuring the Brooklyn Symphony and the New York Choral Society. Great performance. When we walked out on 57th street west toward the subway, all streets south of us were blocked off. When we got home, we found out the rest of the story, which is still unfolding.