Above the Heights…

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It seems like a fleeting memory but it was warm enough, not too long, that strolling along the water was a good idea. However right now it would be beautiful it would undoubtedly be too cold!
So in memory of the not too distant warm weather behind us (and in our future).. enjoy these photos from a walk through Inwood Hill Park this past fall.

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-r.

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…NYC at night and ALWAYS in motion…

Our fall was full of amazing weddings (and not just our own:))!
One of my wonderful friends married her amazing partner this past fall at a wonderful venue at the south street seaport overlooking Brooklyn!

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The views were almost as breathtaking as the wedding (and the couple) itself!
-r.

…Ohhhh Sandy…

Walking around in your own neighborhood and being one of the lucky ones is really an odd feeling. I had my camera with me as I walked around DUMBO the day after Sandy brutalized the east coast. I only snapped a few shots; maybe I was overwhelmed, in a state of shock or truly realizing how lucky we were. These few photos don’t capture nearly the enormity of the situation but here are the shots I snapped….

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…Yet despite the insanity around it… The Brooklyn Bridge still stood mighty and strong…

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And, now, having been a part of one of this monumental NYC events I am amazed at the community my city, of 8 million, has. I wish everyone could take the kind of love and commitment they have towards helping each other and embrace it without having a natural disaster be the root of it.
-r.

In a serious NY state of mind…

… summer in NYC is about heat, humidity and cramming everything you could possibly want to do outside into a 3 month period. And just like any New Yorker (am I a New Yorker…really?!?) I do just the same…

….On a boat tour in the East River to the Liberty Island while listening to Rock Music…

Sunset - Empire State Building

Sunset - Downtown Manhattan

Approaching Williamsburg Bridge

Dusk just under the Williamsburg Bridge

The Nighttime flame of the Statue of Liberty

… nothing like trying to hit your next door neighbor (New Jersey) with a few golf balls…

Driving Range at Chelsea Piers

Stay tuned… because you know I can’t stay put in my apartment when the weather is this nice!

-r.

One BEAUTIFULweekend…

This past weekend in New York City it felt like spring… the sun was shining, people were out and I was super motivated! My friend Stephanie was in town visiting and we took full advantage of the weather! Walking along the Brooklyn Promenade over the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan (picking up our friend Lindsey) and walking back to Brooklyn…. ALL with dog in tow!

Stephanie and Capone... taking a breather in DUMBO.

Brooklyn Bridge from DUMBO.

Brooklyn Bridge walkway.... CROWDED!

On the Brooklyn Bridge.

-r.

stormy NYC…

If anyone has been following the news … they know that the NYC area was rain soaked these past few days. Thankfully I was gone most of the weekend…

From what I heard there was flooding, wind and power outages… and judging from the clouds overhead on my train ride back to NYC it was a very intense weekend…

Storm Clouds over Hudson with the George Washington Bridge in the distance.

I also took an evening trip out to New Jersey to see a friend in from out of town…

The wind was non-existant when I got there but the evidence of a wind-swept weekend was obvious…

broken umbrellas.

-r.

Crumby weather…

Today is the kind of rainy, gross day that you stay curled up  in a blanket, on your couch, at your apartment all day watching movies (or for me probably catching up on bad reality TV shows). Unfortunately I had to venture outside to work… these are the kind of days that driving to work would be a dream!

So last night the bad weather crept in – this is another night shot while driving over the Brooklyn Bridge (don’t worry I was not in the driver’s seat 🙂 ) while the storm took a brief hiatus…

Evening Drive over the Brooklyn Bridge

-r.