Category Archives: New York State

Random Pic: The Hottest Coffee Around

On Fulton Street in downtown Brooklyn last weekend, I spotted this aged coffee ad. It looks like it hadn’t seen the light of day in a few decades. I guess I wasn’t the first person to photograph it, since the … Continue reading

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Sbarro, Tom Hanks, And The Commuter’s Cafe: A Look Inside The Old World Trade Center

I’m not into 9/11 remembrances. This is not because I don’t have respect for the events that happened or the families who lost loved ones. Although I bore firsthand witness to the events, I was lucky enough not to have … Continue reading

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The Tonawanda Kardex: The NFL’s Only True One-And-Done Team

Today will be the first full Sunday of games in the National Football League, as its 93rd season begins in earnest. Fans will pay hundreds of dollars for tickets and teams will reap millions (the league, billions), and games will … Continue reading

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‘Kitchen Nightmares’ Wraps a Week of Shooting in Carroll Gardens

“Kitchen Nightmares,” FOX’s venerable restaurant makeover show featuring a British celebrity chef angrily admonishing a bumbling staff to “come on, guys!” has finished a week-long shoot on Court Street in Carroll Gardens (Brooklyn). Chef Gordon Ramsay, host of the program, … Continue reading

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Lady Liberty & Friends

From the pier in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Brooklyn’s Dennet Place Is Making More Headlines

Quirky Dennet Place, in my neighborhood of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is being talked about again. I wrote a brief piece about the tiny backstreet in 2010, wondering like so many before and since why the street-level front doors are so … Continue reading

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The Chrysler Building: New York’s Art-Deco Masterpiece

Come to New York City and you’ll see a lot of great artistic achievements: Ancient Egyptian obelisks, neon theater marquees, statues, fountains, and the like. The city is an open-air museum. But it’s also a work of art itself; when … Continue reading

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Throwback Football on the Hudson River

This site has been a little football heavy lately, thanks to my weekly NFL picks (75% accurate, thank you very much). I like keeping sports in the mix, which is why I added “& Other Diversions” to the description on … Continue reading

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Fall Foliage in Upstate New York

One thing about living in New York City – sometimes you’ve gotta get the hell out of New York City. Like 54% of households in the Big Apple – and unlike most of America – we do not own a … Continue reading

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