Category Archives: new york city

Happy Birthday Theodore Roosevelt!

Hi F&F, This is a quick post because; I just connected with the fact that today is Theodore Roosevelt’s (TR) birthday.  The 26th President of the United States of America was born on October 27, 1858. You can’t be a … Continue reading

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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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

Hi F&F, We all hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Some of us wait for the light patiently.  And others of us wait for the light anxiously. Seeking the light at the end of the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

Hi F&F, For this week’s photo challenge: escape, I’m posting a few photos of the Metro Tech Commons (MTC) located in Downtown Brooklyn. It stands in the center of Brooklyn’s business district which boasts more than 17 million square feet of … Continue reading

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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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The Bold & the Beautiful: The Cherry Blossoms of Brooklyn

Hi F&F, The ornamental cherry trees at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) are almost as famous as their cousins in Japan. The trees in the BBG are “A-listers”. They are superstars in every sense of the word.  They are pampered, they have … Continue reading

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Steinway & Sons Factory Tour

Hi F&F, When I was a school girl I liked going on class trips. Those trips meant leaving the confines of the classroom to take learning out into the wider world. For me, learning in the classroom sometimes felt like … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

Hi F&F, I’ve been enjoying the many submissions for this week’s photo challenge – color.  I noticed that lots of folks looked up for color; sharing images of the sky in azure, cerulean, and cornflower. Even more people cast their … Continue reading

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Mother and Motherboard Issues are preventing Posts

Hi F&F, It has been a long stretch without a post. I’m missing this outlet for my thoughts, but circumstances, time and technology have kind of conspired against me of late. On the home front my mom (Mom, inc) had … Continue reading

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Up At a Country Micro-Cottage-Down In the City: Images From Country Living’s 2012 House of the Year

Hi F&F, May and June is house tour season in Brooklyn, but recently I crossed the bridge and went to“the city” to tour three country houses micro-cottages in Lower Manhattan. Country Living Magazine has built 3 tiny cottages and transplanted … Continue reading

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