Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ladies Room

I understand the message but why include "This is a Ladies Room." That was pretty obvious by the sign on the door!

Morning temperature: 72 degrees

Steps: 13,545

Friday, May 27, 2016

Tops of Buildings

An interesting assortment of buildings...old and new.

Morning temperature: 72 degrees

Steps: 10,007

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Red Nose Day

At the foot of the Flatiron Building.

Happy Red Nose Day!

Morning temperature: 70 degrees

Steps: 9119

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Glimpse

It's always nice to get a glimpse of the Empire State Building.

Morning temperature: 62 degrees

Steps: 7323

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Another little oasis in the big city (but don't walk on the grass!)

Morning temperature: 58 degrees

Steps: 8301

Monday, May 23, 2016

Big Bling

This new sculpture in Madison Square Park is called Big Bling. I kinda saw an elephant!

Another photographer got the prime spot for the rear view. Between the trees and the nasty sun there weren't many options...though I don't like to complain about trees!

Morning temperature: 56 degrees

Steps: 10,055

Friday, May 20, 2016

Window washers

Way up on the top of this photo are the window washers. In NYC 14 floors isn't very high but I wouldn't want to be swinging out there in the wind!

Morning temperature: 59 degrees

Steps: 8914

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Is it Spring yet?

At least, someone thinks it's spring!

Morning temperature: 55 degrees

Steps: 14,526

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


This cemetery accepted burials from 1829 to 1851 although by 1851 it was illegal to bury here and relatives had to pay fines. It's now trapped between taller uninteresting buildings but it remains...a little oasis in the city.

The photo was taken at twilight and doesn't show the white flowers on the tree to their best advantage. This was from last week but I noticed last night that the flowers are gone.

Morning temperature: 54 degrees

Steps: 8244

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Union Square Park

They've brought out the tables and chairs on one end of the park. I like the twisty trees in the background.

Morning temperature: 55 degrees

Steps: 11,259

Monday, May 16, 2016


Scenes from the GreenMarket. I missed out on the rhubarb because they were sold out already!

Morning temperature: 45 degrees
Steps: 11,745

Friday, May 13, 2016

Old Things

They tried to sell me...

Morning temperature: 59 degrees

Steps: 9110

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Whole Grains?

Smoothies with whole grains?

Morning temperature: 57 degrees

Steps: 8899

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Here's that Frida-mobile again.

Morning temperature: 53 degrees

Steps: 12,389

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Some people can't resist drawing on a blank space!

Morning temperature: 51 degrees

Steps: 9220

Monday, May 9, 2016

New Shoes!

These are my fun new shoes!

Thanks Mom & Dad!

Morning temperature: 55 degrees (Heat wave!)

Steps: 7908

Friday, May 6, 2016


Every spring the ivy gets lush and green again.

Morning temperature: 48 degrees

Steps: 9034

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Post Office

This is my 1937 post office...or as much of it as I could get in the frame from across the street...on a morning of shadows and sun.

Morning temperature: 47 degrees

Steps: 10,090

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


I was walking through the park after making my compost drop when I heard "Excuse me, Miss." I stopped and turned back to see this guy. He said, "Could you take my picture?" I said, "Yes, but I can't give it to you." He said, "It's so you'll remember Philadelphia."  Thinking he didn't know he was in NYC I wittily said, "Philadelphia???" He said, "I'm from Philadelphia." Can't argue that logic! Click and done!

Morning temperature: 52 degrees

Steps: 8316

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

St Sava

It was shocking and sad to hear that the Serbian Orthodox Church, St Sava had burned Sunday night which was the evening of Orthodox Easter. The beautiful stained glass windows and the roof are gone.

This church was built in 1851 and was an Episcopal church when Edith Wharton, the writer, was married in it in 1885. It is a block from my former workplace and I had often walked by and admired it.

I was a guest at the Slava (saint day) celebration of a friend for several years. Although it was held in the Fellowship hall I once got a tour of the inside of the church.

Morning temperature: 52 degrees

Steps: 10,031

Monday, May 2, 2016

Street Fair



My first street fair of the season was just around the corner of my apartment. The bad thing about that is I could keep going back! This one had a lot of food options. One of those big donuts was my first purchase!

The Home Frite and Spicy Margaritas were new choices but I didn't try them.

Morning temperature: 46 degrees

Steps: 10,561