Friday, July 31, 2015

Commuting Entertainment

There is a wide variety of music offered in and around some subway stations. Last night it was this. The night before it was opera.

Morning temperature: 77 degrees

Steps: 9587

Thursday, July 30, 2015


They'll pick up your laundry even at your apartment. What a world we live in! (If you have the money!)

Morning temperature: 80 degrees

Steps: 8683

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tree Baby

It has been so hot that even the baby dolls are looking for a cool shady place to sit!

Morning temperature: 82 degrees

Steps: 8409

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sand Drawing

This artist makes his drawings by carefully pouring colored sand from plastic bags. He often gathers quite a crowd. He is also adamant that people who take a photo should make a financial contribution since, as he says, this is how he makes a living. The top photo was taken as he finished his speech and the spectators had all turned to leave except for one brave photographer.

Morning temperature: 76 degrees

Steps: 8833

Monday, July 27, 2015

Sign Design



Morning temperature: 72 degrees

Steps: 10,848

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Chuckwagon

Last night I sold sloppy joes, coleslaw and chips to hungry dancers.

Friday, July 24, 2015


I saw It Shoulda Been You at the Brooks Atkinson theatre. It was a funny musical with an old fashioned show feel. I think I like the old theatres as much as the shows.

Morning temperature: 72 degrees

Steps: 9046

Thursday, July 23, 2015


You never know what will pop out at you on the outside wall of a building.

Morning temperature: 71 degrees

Steps: 12,273

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sidewalk Signs

Seems to be a trend in this neighborhood to have a sign outside the business.

Morning temperature: 72 degrees

Steps: 12,219

Monday, July 20, 2015

Art Columns on the High Line

Morning temperature: 82 degrees (heat index: 86 degrees)

Steps: 9576

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Another Street Fair

Gray skies, a thunderstorm this morning, and serious humidity may have been keeping the crowds down...or maybe it's just that everyone leaves the city in the summer...but I always like to walk through the street fairs.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Thursday Night Class

A local sports store is sponsoring Thursday night exercise classes in the park. This looks like zumba...sometimes it's yoga. The classes usually get more spectators than participants.

You know I didn't participate! If I was going to do that...I would pick a little more private location!

Morning temperature: 67 degrees

Steps: 14,094

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


I walked by this bakery again this weekend and wondered about the name: Big Booty. I don't want to go in just because of the name!

Morning temperature: 74 degrees

Steps: 9241

Monday, July 13, 2015

Movie Shoot

I walked by these vehicles and wondered who would put blue painters tape over the insignias. I thought it was bold vandalism but then I realized the vehicles were for a film shoot and not official at all.

Morning temperature: 74 degrees

Steps: 12,414

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Craft Night

We had five of us for craft night. There was general crafting and merriment and margaritas and key lime pie for 2 birthday girls. Then we had pie on the floor and a margarita on the couch courtesy of our oldest birthday girl. We sure know how to party!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Rocks and Trees

Good ol' Manhattan schist...the rock that makes Manhattan's skyscrapers possible!

Grass and trees are always a pleasure.

Friday, July 10, 2015

At the Pond

Here's more nature at the Harlem Meer.

Morning temperature: 73 degrees

Steps: 8760

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Dana Discovery Center

This is the Dana Discovery Center on the Harlem Meer in northeast Central Park. It was a hot day and as you can see from the glassy water...there was no breeze!

Morning temperature: 72 degrees

Steps: 10,002

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Trails and Wildlife

Lots of trails, trees and some four legged animals too in the park.

Morning temperature: 78 degrees

Steps: 9219

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


I wasn't sure it was a turtle but I stared at it till I saw its' head pop up! Nothing like a hot summer day in the algae in the Harlem Meer in Central Park...better him than me!

Morning temperature: 78 degrees

Steps: 8918

Monday, July 6, 2015

Big Pool

This is the Lasker pool at the north end of Central Park. Each photo shows roughly half of the pool that is said to accommodate 1824 swimmers. In the winter it is an ice skating rink. There is no charge to swim but the ice skating will cost you!

Morning temperature: 72 degrees

Steps: 11,539

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Picnic in the Park

I wanted a picture of me and the big tree but all I got was my left hand and part of the big tree! It's hard to set up a self timer camera shot on a rock that I had to climb up on and then run down and over to get in the shot. Four tries and this was the only part of me to get in a photo!

Looks like a good place for a picnic!

And there we have it...lunch on a blanket in a shady spot in the park.

Friday, July 3, 2015



This was the bathroom setup at an event. I especially liked the sinks with the foot operation.
Morning temperature: 68 degrees
Steps: 11,046

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Billboard Confidence Builder

You are a glittery Flamingo in a park full of pigeons!

Can you believe it's the second day of July already???

Morning temperature: 68 degrees

Steps: 9323

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Stray Rats

When I first saw the sign for Stray Rats I thought..."Well, what other kinds of rats would you find in a park?" But the sign seems to fancy to be a caution for rats. It must be some kind of group...maybe a music group although why would they want to be rats???

Morning temperature: 70 degrees

Steps: 9063