Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bench Boots

It's 20 degrees. Why would you take your boots off and leave them on the sidewalk? There are better places to leave them if you want to donate!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Turtle Lovers Magazine

I'm a little surprised that the publishers think there are enough people interested in Tortoise Magazine that they would actually take out a billboard advertisement!

Morning temperature: 21 degrees

Steps: 9143

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Get Your Marina Slip Right Here

Maybe not the right season for Marina Slip Rentals.

Morning temperature: 22 degrees

Steps: 8444

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Not a Pretty Picture

You kind of have to admire that tree...still growing on that little strip of ground. Before winter it was still alive. I hope to see some leaves on it this spring.

Morning temperature: 20 degrees

Steps: 9511

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Phantom Pier

Here are some of my favorite ghostly pier remains in the Hudson River. They have been there a long time regardless of the ice surrounding them and the water rushing by them and the stress and strain of the pier above them when they were young.

Morning temperature: 5 degrees

Steps: -9196

Monday, February 23, 2015

Highline Viewing

This is the viewing area on the High Line. Not sure if that means people on the High Line can view below or if people below can view the people on the High Line. Of course, it works both ways. Usually there are a lot of people sitting up there but the cold weather is keeping them away.

Morning temperature:  31 degrees on a day that the high is predicted to be 28 degrees!

Steps:  8348

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Road Trip

Phone? Check. Coffee? Check. Music & Headphones? Check. Companions? Check. A second car to fit some of these people? Check!

PS: Photographer stays home? Check.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Still Winter

It was 2 degrees when I left home but what's a degree or two? Looks like we broke the previous record of 7 degrees for this date.

Steps: 8888

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wishing for Spring

I'm seeing lots of indications that people are looking forward to Spring. Here is a window with lots of hanging vases hosting some Spring-y blossoms.

Morning temperature: 14 degrees. Wind chill 1 degree.

Steps: 8245

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


It will be interesting to watch this restoration project in the meatpacking district. The building has been gutted to the exterior walls. The first floor is mostly cement block now but they are trying to keep that original second floor. It's held in place by steel support beams inside and out.

Morning temperature: 14 degrees and 4 inches of fresh snow

Steps:  8454

Monday, February 16, 2015

Forlorn Pumpkin

What season is this? Halloween? Valentine's Day? Yesterday I saw someone wearing bunny ears!

Morning temperature: 4 degrees. Wind chill -12 degrees.

Steps: 8672

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

It's not often that a chain link fence wishes me a Happy Valentine's Day. And no this was not one of my knitting projects...just a nice discovery on the walk home from the compost drop.

Friday, February 13, 2015


It is chocolate season!

Morning temperature: 8 degrees

Steps: 9565

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Japanese Mexican

I saw this sign posted on a wall first. It wasn't near anything in particular. I didn't know what it referred to...Japanese Inspired Mexican Later I saw that it was food. My mind can't wrap around what kind of food this could be...Mexican sushi...Japanese chefs chopping up pork? - and I'm not sure I'd dare to try it!

Morning temperature: 31 degrees

Steps: 8541

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tiny Wintry Park

This tiny park looks a little sad with few evergreens and no leaves on the other trees but it's still an interesting NYC shot.

Morning temperature: 23 degrees

Steps: 8368

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Chocolate Snowflake Cake

I was seduced by a recipe for Chocolate Stout Cake. I think everything went blurry after the word chocolate and my impaired thinking didn't consider that Stout is beer of which I am not a fan. When I saw a bottle of Chocolate Stout...I bought it and made the cake. I felt the cake had a "hoppy" taste but with a little chocolate ganache and whipped cream I said...Let me eat cake!

And I took it to a birthday party where prior consumption of Margaritas dulled the senses to beer hops. Chocolate is good and all was well.

Morning temperature: 26 degrees

Steps: 9072

Monday, February 9, 2015


We have sleet coming down this morning. This snowfriend has had enough!

I didn't notice till later that his poor nose was on the ground. Tough job!

Morning temperature: 21 degrees

Steps: 17,065

Sunday, February 8, 2015


Made a trip to the Guggenheim designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for a special boy's birthday. An art gallery in a spiral is an interesting concept. And "Guggenheim" is fun to say!

Do you think anyone ever called ol' Sol Guggenheim "Guggie"?

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

Garbage Art

 It's nice when you can have fun art at the garbage drop! Or, is the garbage a commentary on the art?

Morning temperature: 12 degrees

Steps: 11,582

Thursday, February 5, 2015


I had never noticed this skinny little building.

But, alas, it's really a triangle. Those corner offices are pretty tiny!

Morning temperature: 37 degrees

Steps: 10,081

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Iron Bannisters

I like to look at the ironwork on the fences and stairways of the old brownstones...each a little different from the other.  Not exactly what I would call my style (if I have one) but I can appreciate it and the history it signifies.

Morning temperature: 25 degrees

Steps: 7693

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Steam Blast

When the steam hits the frigid air!

Morning temperature: 15 degrees

Steps: 7298

Monday, February 2, 2015

Ice Skating Penguins

If those helpful penguins (who, by the way are skiing not skating) were a little taller I might have to lace up some ice skates!

Morning temperature: 32 degrees

Steps: 9977

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Brunch Oven

At 18 degrees and a close to zero windchill - brunch by a wood burning oven sounded pretty good! Great marketing idea!