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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

  • 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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New York Day

Interest in the construction of the Second Avenue Subway has waned–It has been going on far too long. Most of the action is now underground and people are totally weary of the never-ending road-closings,  mangled sidewalks, business closings, surface garbage and rats. There seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel!

Brazen rats scamper around the garbage-piles in full daylight–they enjoy the stink. They, like us, are waiting anxiously for the subway to be completed–we, so that we can reclaim our sidewalks and trees; they, so that they can get back to their natural habitat. Sadly, it now seems that this event will come too late for many of us– at it was for this character:

A Subway too far . . .

A Subway too far . . .

Fire in Queens

Fire in Queens

Lunch in the Museum of NY new cafe

Lunch in the Museum of NY new café

Fascinating Gallery talk . . . .

Fascinating Gallery talk . . . .

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Mila and Ethel admiring one of Janet Ruttenberg'g huge works on the Theme of Central Park

Mila and Ethel admiring one of Janet Ruttenberg’s huge works on the Theme of Central Park

Ethel enjoys the sun and fountain in the Conservancy Gardens

Ethel enjoys the sun and fountain in the Conservatory Gardens

Sunbathing in the gutter of Third Avenue--Surely not New York's best place for the job?

Sunbathing in the gutter of Third Avenue–Surely not New York’s best place for the job?

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3 Responses

  1. Ethel – you look lovely!

  2. I agree with Susan. Ethel, you look marvelous! Love to you both. Bonnie

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