Monday, July 27, 2009

On the Hudson River Line

We were invited to join the 50th birthday celebration of a friend and boarded a yacht and cruised up and down the Hudson River for a few hours. It was a picture perfect night as you will be able to tell from the photos. Paul and I were so excited when the boat cruised right up to our neighborhood because we had never seen our apartment building from that angle before. It is the glass building behind the first group of tall buildings----kind of in the middle of the photo.
The highlight of the evening was cruising very close to Lady Liberty just as the sun was setting. She looked as beautiful and majestic as ever. FYI: they have now re-opened the Statue of Liberty to the public so you can climb up to the top again. It's been closed for about six years.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mid-summer night swing!

Imagine this. Paul and me. Okay that was easy. Paul and me and the Lincoln Center. A little more difficult, but still imaginable. Here goes, Paul, me, the Lincoln Center, Paul and me dancing!!! That's right. It was Rockabilly night at the Lincoln Center and we were able to break out the Texas Swing. I won't say we were the best dancers on the floor, but the night was hot and humid, so we were the best dancers who had totally sweat out their shirts. It was a fun New York crowd. Some people looked like they had stepped out of the 50's, others had dressed up like they were from the 40's and then there were those who had on black shoes, black socks and shorts. However, no matter how they were dressed many of these people could flat out dance and it was fun to be among them.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Manhattanhenge


Sunday was one of only two occasions this year when the Sun sets in exact alignment with the Manhattan grid, fully illuminating every single cross-street for the last fifteen minutes of daylight. Paul and I walked down to 56th Street and stood with a few other observers and watched as the shadows moved across the buildings and at exactly 8:25 the sun was exactly in line with the street. While a very simple thing, it was one of those things that only happens in New York.