New York, NYC, photography, Uncategorized

Manhattanhenge and other Celestial Aspects of NYC

The sky around Manhattan is only available in slivers, and for brief moments of time. Wait a minute and the light changes, turn a corner and a vista opens up. You have to be ready, in the moment, prepared for any obstacle and ready to receive gifts. These moments, when God's beautiful canvas juxtaposes and… Continue reading Manhattanhenge and other Celestial Aspects of NYC

Christmas, Clams, Discovery, food, east village, food, New York, NYC, Recipe Jar, recipes, Staten Island, Uncategorized

Antipasto, Staten Island Style

My name is Jim and I am a confessed snacker. I always enjoy the appetizer round of any meal.   I am usually charged with the appetizers for big gatherings. I make a cheese/antipasto platter that mixes fun with flavor and really gets the tastebuds going. You want a cheese platter with a nice variety… Continue reading Antipasto, Staten Island Style

east village, New York, NYC, Uncategorized, Video

A Few Short Videos of Downtown NYC

Downtown, New York below 14th Street, is a feast for the eyes and the ears. Here are a few new videos of Manhattan, between the skyscrapers. For more info on the rhinos CLICK HERE                                           … Continue reading A Few Short Videos of Downtown NYC

Fishing, New York, NYC, Uncategorized

Fishing the Battery NYC

LOCATION: Sea walls behind Battery Gardens. Fishing the Battery will cost you a few rigs during the day, but there is a good chance of catching a fish with the world most famous skyline surrounding you.  Stripers are the target here   AVAILABLE FACILITIES: Some of the best public facilities down at Battery Park next… Continue reading Fishing the Battery NYC

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

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