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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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All the Parks a Stage in Summer: A Leisure for Less Post

Hi F&F, Quickly; tell me what word comes to mind when you think about the word summer?  (It would be great if you would post your word  in  the comments) Ok; did you do it? Come on; play along.  I’ll … Continue reading

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My Childhood Soundtrack Remixed for Adulthood Listening

Hi F&F, Like many folks I grew up with the aid of the local PBS (Public Broadcasting Service).  Programs such as Sesame Street, Zoom, Hodgepodge Lodge and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood were often playing in the background at home. These programs … Continue reading

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Sh*t (Transplanted) New Yorkers Say

Hi F&F, This video was shared with me by a friend and fellow native New Yorker, Monique.  It cracked me up. A word of WARNING – This is NOT a tutorial for the newly transplanted resident.  Yes, New Yorkers have … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

Hi F&F, On September 15, 2011, I and tens of thousands of New Yorkers gathered together at the Great Lawn in Central Park to listen to Andrea Bocelli (and guests) sing and make beautiful music. If you saw the PBS … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day: What Gift to Give to the Planet that has Everything?

Hi F&F, Yes; this is my second post of the day; and yes – two posts in one day is a first for me. You are either thinking  Yippee!; I’m so lucky; my cup “runneth over” – more juicy tasty … Continue reading

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A Leisure for Less Post: Me Time Means so Much More When you Volunteer

Hi F&F, The aim of my Leisure for Less (LfL) posts are to share discoveries of fun activities to fill your time; without emptying your pockets.  The posts are about having quality “me time” experiences.  This LfL post may seem … Continue reading

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Images from the 101st Commemoration of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Hi F&F, Today is the 101st anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. On Friday I attended the annual commemoration event sponsored by Workers United.  Today the honoring of the dead continues with CHALK; a public art project to honor … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

Hi F&F, A typical New York City street scene will usually contain the following elements:  Hot Dog Cart – The city that doesn’t sleep does a lot of eating on the street. We have the newfangled gourmet food trucks or … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Distortion

Hi F&F, My first idea for the Weekly Photo Challenge was to share a distorted image of a beach scene. The familiar sand and sun image altered by a weird purple haze special effect. I changed my mind on that photo when I … Continue reading

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