Category Archives: Culture

Canstruction New York 2013

Hi F&F, Last week I got off my can and made my way to the Winter Garden Brookfield Place for this year’s Canstruction New York.  Canstruction is a charity focused on hunger relief.  Across the country and around the world design, … Continue reading

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A Girls’ Got to Eat: I’m Making it Mexican Candy for Halloween

Hi F&F, Halloween seemed like the perfect time to share my recently developed passion for Mexican candy.  The spooky festival known as Halloween in the United States of America and known as La Noche de las Brujas in Mexico share the … Continue reading

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The 2013 Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest

Hi F&F, This post is purely a pictorial. I hope you enjoy the sights at the shore. Peace, ATreeGrowsinBklyn

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The Museum at Eldridge Street Tour

Hi F&F, Nearly 20 million dollars and 20 years of work by architects, artisans and craftsmen went into the restoration of the Eldridge Street Synagogue. The Moorish and Romanesque edifice was a place of worship and a community hub for … Continue reading

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A Leisure for Less Post: Walt Whitman in Brooklyn

Hi F&F, Brooklyn has a rich literary history. Many noteworthy authors have called Kings County home and even more have found the place inspiring.  Walt Whitman falls into both camps. The great American poet once lived in the borough and … Continue reading

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A Memorial Day Post: NYC Fleet Week Canceled, but USS Franklin Not Forgotten

Hi F&F, Today is Memorial Day. The day set aside to remember our nation’s war dead. The holiday affords us the beloved 3 day weekend and it is the unofficial start of summertime fun.  We make big plans for mini-vacations … Continue reading

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Leisure for Less: Art Museum Day is May 18th

Hi F&F, The Association of Art Museum Directors and it’s member museums will be hosting Art Museum Day. Saturday, May 18th, museums from Arizona to Wyoming will be offering free or reduced admission fees and special programs in “an international … Continue reading

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Making Family Drama Where There Isn’t Any

In each family a story is playing itself out, and each family’s story embodies its hope and despair. –Augustus Napier Peace, ATreeGrowsinBklyn

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

Hi F&F, This Sunday was the TD Five Boro Bike Tour. The 40 mile route takes thousands of cyclists through all the boroughs, including the best borough, Brooklyn. In fact, the tour passes not far from where I live and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

Hi F&F, A cowboy sits next to a knight in shining armor; who sits close to a guilt ridden vampire.  A highland lass sits close to a hooker with a heart of gold who sits next to a bookish spinster. … Continue reading

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