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    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

    13-23 January, 2018 Cruise out of New York around the Caribbean on the Norwegian Gem

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    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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NYday-July 29

Randall’s Island is in the East River accessable by car from the Triboro Bridge (Now  renamed at a cost of four milion dollars to the “Robert Kennedy” Bridge) or by footbridge  just across the FDR Drive about five or six blocks from my building:

Unusual view of the City for Randall's Island . . . . .

Unusual view of the City from Randall's Island . . . . .

And the bridge to get there . . . . .

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2nd1It’s a gala day for we upper east-siders! The tunnelers have completed the bridgeing over of Second Avenue and are begining to move underground. They have left themselves access through large metal sections which they can lift and replace at will. They have already lowered two back hoes into the hole  below and have begun to excavate the access tunnel.

2nd2Blasting signs have been erected at all the street corners so we expect that they will be attacking the rock shortly. Perhaps this will shake down the building next door?

Ethel is now out of hospital but her leg has to be treated twice each day–once by a visiting nurse. My apartment is taking on the look of an emergency room.

Visiting Nurse

Visiting Nurse

The Conservatory Gardens are just opposite the hospital where Ethel was being treated. They make a welcome break from the ward atmosphere:

Crabapple walk

Crabapple walk

Head well over the ball! Gardener tending the lawn

Head well over the ball! Gardener tending the lawn

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