Category Archives: Sights and Sounds
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.
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
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
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
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.
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