Fishing, New York, Uncategorized

YES! Updated 2018 New York State Saltwater Fishing Regulations

Yes, there is a Spring Blackfish season! Effective Date: March 30, 2018 Marine Recreational Fishing Limits Species Size Limits (1) (Total Length in Inches) Possession Limits (Number of Fish) Open Seasons Winter Flounder 12 2 April 1 - May 30 Striped Bass: Hudson River (north of George Washington Bridge) 18 - 28 or >40 1… Continue reading YES! Updated 2018 New York State Saltwater Fishing Regulations

Fiction, horror, Uncategorized

Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Eight Finale

To catch up on earlier excepts of Urban Pirates CLICK HERE EXT. HOSPITAL- MINUTES LATER Brennan pulls up with his lights, but no siren. The screaming nurse runs from the hospital crying. Brennan runs up the stairs towards Pat’s room. INT. FUNERAL HOME- PAT’S IRISH WAKE Pat’s body is laid out in an open casket… Continue reading Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Eight Finale

New York, NYC, photography, Uncategorized

The Irish Hunger Memorial, NYC

The Irish Hunger Memorial in TriBeCa/Battery Park City, NYC. "The Irish Hunger Memorial, designed collaboratively by artist Brian Tolle, landscape architect Gail Wittwer-Laird, and architecture firm 1100 Architect, is located on a 0.5-acre (0.20 ha) site[1] at the corner of Vesey Street and North End Avenue in the Battery Park City neighborhood of Manhattan in… Continue reading The Irish Hunger Memorial, NYC

Cooking, Discovery, food, Indian, New York, NYC, Recipe Jar, recipes, Seafood, Uncategorized

Sixth Street Masala: Shrimp Curry East Village Style

My real introduction to Indian food was in the East Village in 1988. For two years I had lived on Seventh Street,  a mere block from downtown's Little India, and for two years I resisted the sweet, mysterious curry scented wind that blew through my windows. Maybe it was fear, of the unknown cuisine or… Continue reading Sixth Street Masala: Shrimp Curry East Village Style

Fishing, New York, NYC, Uncategorized

UPDATED Rumors of Herring: A Fisherman’s Long Winter

UPDATED FISHING REPORTS from On The Water UPDATED FISHING REPORTS from Nor’east.com  The winter of a fisherman is long and full of surreal, haunting dreams. They are dreams of mighty fish and hearty fights under the sun. Some of them we win, some we lose.   We always we dream of the fight. You do… Continue reading UPDATED Rumors of Herring: A Fisherman’s Long Winter

brooklyn, Fishing, New York, NYC, Ocean, Recipe Jar, recipes, Seafood, Staten Island, Uncategorized

Jim Shaffer’s “Hook It & Cook It: Fishing, Dishing and Reminiscing”. With more than 50 recipes!

Das right. Order my new book "Hook It & Cook It: Fishing Dishing and Reminiscing. With more than 50 recipes!" on Amazon ! https://www.amazon.com/dp/1549779346 CLICK TO BUY JKS 3/12/18

Irish, New York, NYC, parades, Uncategorized

New York City Area St. Patrick’s Day Parades

As the season of Saint Patrick approaches, here is a list of parades in the New York City area where you can get your Irish on! Friday, March 16, 2018 Newark, NJ – 1pm Starts on Mulberry St. near the Prudential Center, goes past Four Gateway Center, NJPAC, Military Park, St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral, the Newark… Continue reading New York City Area St. Patrick’s Day Parades

chicken, Cooking, Homemade, Soup, Uncategorized

Homemade Chicken Soup on a Snowy NYC Day

The mythical properties attributed to homemade chicken soup, an elixir of the soul and such, are true. It is truly something that is greater than the sum of it’s parts. There are few new tricks in the chicken soup world.  I add fresh chopped celery leaves at the end, but I don’t pretend I am… Continue reading Homemade Chicken Soup on a Snowy NYC Day