I think – in fact, I'm pretty sure – that of all the parks in NYC, Madison Square Park is my favourite. I don't go there often these days, but I used to walk through the park all the time, on my wanders from our old place in Murray Hill to Trader Joe's and Whole … Continue reading My favourite park in Manhattan
Washington, D.C. has been one of my favourite places in the States from the very first time I came here, all the way back in 2006. Back then, I had brown hair, a shiny new degree, and only vague inklings as to what I truly wanted out of life. That first time in D.C. went … Continue reading A flying visit to D.C.
It has been nearly a year since Hayden and I moved uptown. This fact really hit home the other day, when I walked south along the Hudson River. It was another beautiful spring day, and the fields were full of children playing baseball, just as they were a little over a year ago when we … Continue reading Life on the Upper West Side
Since rediscovering the library, I've returned to it many times. It's a great place to work when I don't feel like working from home, and can't possibly drink any more coffee. I have a library very close to my apartment, but I really only go to that one to take books out. Given the choice … Continue reading Inside the New York Public Library
Have you ever been to Brooklyn Heights? It's the loveliest neighbourhood! Hayden and I paid it a visit over the weekend. Amazingly, I had never been there before, although I've been close to it on multiple occasions. It's such a private, tucked away sort of suburb that I guess you really don't end up there unless you … Continue reading Sunshine in Brooklyn Heights