Category Archives: Sights and Sounds

Manhattan – an Isle of Joy

Here’s a short slideshow of random pictures I’ve taken of life in Manhattan, set to the famous tune of the same name from the Great American Songbook, sung in this instance by Lee Wiley.

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The Winter Wonderland of Dyker Heights

Last night I dragged a mate out in the torrential rain to the far side of Brooklyn, simply to catch a glimpse of the Dyker Heights Christmas lights. This is basically where residents in an upscale neighbourhood compete to see who can … Continue reading

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The Pampered Pooches of NYC

One of the instantly noticeable aspects of life in NYC is the sheer number of people who have toy dogs – and who spoil them rotten. And we’re not just talking people who own townhouses where the dogs can run about. Condos … Continue reading

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Danke Schoen: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Today I headed over to 6th Avenue to watch the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, which is a true New York institution. Parades always remind me of Ferris Bueller gatecrashing the German-American parade in Chicago. Sadly, I didn’t get to infiltrate a … Continue reading

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Empire State of Mind: Obama Victory

The Empire State Building is lit up in blue to signal victory for the Democrats in the 2012 Presidential election –  a true New York moment.  

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Hallowe’en Hurricane in New York City

Aspiring to almost British levels of understatement, signs similar to these went up across Manhattan yesterday. ‘Inclement weather’ doesn’t even begin to cover it … as I write the streets of New York are deserted as everyone cowers indoors to avoid … Continue reading

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Speakeasy Dollhouse: NYC interactive theater

Last night I cabbed it down to the Lower East Side for some Prohibition era interactive theater at The Back Room of the Lower East Side Toy Factory. This is basically a speakeasy bar hidden down a dodgy alleyway where … Continue reading

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