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

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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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New York Day

An insistent alarm siren, rather like the blasting signal,  sounded two weeks ago and all the tunnelers scrambled out of their various burrows and assembled at the Chase Bank across the road and at the corner of 96th Street.  After  ten minutes or so, they sauntered back underground. One of them thought there had been some problem in the Tunnel but I suspect it was just a drill. Anyway, it occurred to me that, while the MTA was most properly solicitous of its employees’ safety, what of the pedestrians on the sidewalks and the residents of the buildings poised above the excavation? This week, the exercise was repeated. But this time there were four fire engines in attendance!

Tunnellers assembled

Tunnelers assembled

. . . . .  But in Central Park all was lazy and  serene

 . . . .cool duck . . .

. . . .cool duck . . .

 

. . . on a languorous day .. .

. . . languorous day (cool chick?) . . .

 

. . . . . .

. . . . . .

 

 idyllic place for a nap . .

idyllic place for a nap . .

 

The click of the camera on the still air caught the napper napping!

. . .  the loud click of the camera on the still air caught the napper napping!

 

. . . . cool sculpture in an enclave cut off from the main park by the 97th Street transverse--rarely visited except by the local dog owners.

. . . . cool sculpture in an enclave cut off from the main park by the 97th Street transverse–rarely visited except by the local dog owners.

 

Hippos sighted in a children's playground in the park

Hippos sighted in a children’s playground in the park.

 

Street vendor on Broadway.

Street vendor on Broadway.

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2 Responses

  1. As always, I feel as if I was with you, walking …. Most enjoyable . Nereida

  2. Two white unicorns !

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