• Upcoming trips

    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

  • theatre and Concerrts

    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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NYD – Big bangs

It occurred to me that I have not had much to say about the Tunnelers of Second Avenue lately. The reason is that most of the work in front of my block is now taking place underground. The old walk-ups next to the Waterford have had to be reinforced with steel girders bolted to the outside walls and, I suspect, the one next door is a lost cause since it had moved six inches or so before the Tunnelers began their work.

The surface action has moved to the station sites at 96, 86, 79 and 71 streets. In the meantime we are being subjected to whistles and big bangs four or more times each working day. The rock beneath our three blocks is being blasted away to a depth of 100 feet to make way for the drilling machine which will be lowered in parts and reassembled  under the Avenue in March.  The activity we see is largely of strings of trucks carting the rock away.

Visual source of unease outside our door. We have become accustomed to the building shakes!

But, Central park is always a haven. Here are a few current views:

Darker mood - The reservoire on a late afternoon

. . . . . earlier, the same afternoon!

Playing in the Conservatory Gardens to an audience of one!


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