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 1Continue reading “YES! Updated 2018 New York State Saltwater Fishing Regulations”

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 casketContinue reading “Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Eight Finale”

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 inContinue reading “The Irish Hunger Memorial, NYC”

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 orContinue reading “Sixth Street Masala: Shrimp Curry East Village Style”

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 ! CLICK TO BUY JKS 3/12/18

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 NewarkContinue reading “New York City Area St. Patrick’s Day Parades”

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 amContinue reading “Homemade Chicken Soup on a Snowy NYC Day”