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A Zen Garden in Grand Central Terminal

Two weeks ago marked Japan Week in NYC. To start it off, there was a small event in Grand Central Terminal that included a Zen Rock Garden as the centerpiece. People could go on it and were shown different techniques … Continue reading

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Women’s March on NYC

January 21, 2017 marked the Women’s March in various cities. I attended the one in NYC, hosted by the Human First Society. The march began at a staging area in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza between Second and First Aves. It then … Continue reading

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Mills Reservation Hike in Essex County

In late October, 2016, we took a trip to Essex County in NJ to hike Mills Reservation. It is a hilly hike that offers a nice view of NYC from the top of the mountain trail. It’s a pretty easy … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Street Garden

Hidden away in Little Italy, lies a garden on the side of an antique store. It is called Elizabeth Street Garden. In it lie various sculptures and flowers. It is used for summer movie showings as well as meeting places … Continue reading

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Castle Williams on Governor’s Island

At the Northwest corner of Governor’s Island sits Castle Williams. It was a fort and is a landmark in NY Harbor. It was set up as a prison in the early 1900s, filled with various cells. The courtyard feels like … Continue reading

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Fort Jay on Governor’s Island

In the middle of the northern section of Governor’s Island sits Fort Jay. It is a star shaped fort, that sits inside and atop a hill. You cross a bridge into a cobblestoned courtyard and can climb up to various … Continue reading

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A Very Hot Trip to Governor’s Island

Located south of Manhattan, lies Governor’s Island –  a tiny island that was used as a military installation during the Revolutionary War, then an army outpost, then a Coast Guard installation. There are two forts located on the island which … Continue reading

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