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ADVENTURES OF AN URBAN ANGLER

"There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot."     Steven Wright "Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." Henry David Thoreau As a kid growing up in New York City, it was difficult to find clean, safe places… Continue reading ADVENTURES OF AN URBAN ANGLER

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Brooklyn Bridge Park- Oasis Under the Bridge and Beyond

A once rundown section of Brooklyn's storied waterfront with dilapidated piers and empty lots has been transformed into one of New York City's most interesting parks. Brooklyn Bridge Park includes a manmade green belt, saltwater marshlands, state of the art public sports facilities, several great dining options, a pool, a picnic section with grills for use and… Continue reading Brooklyn Bridge Park- Oasis Under the Bridge and Beyond

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Bowie at Broadway-Lafayette

David Bowie has always held a special place in my heart. As a kid with a transistor radio tuned to WABC 77 AM glued to his ear, the opening drums of “Space Oddity” were an entree into a new world. The story telling of that song is so good. The jangly guitar riff of “Rebel,… Continue reading Bowie at Broadway-Lafayette

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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

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Recipe Contest- Seafood

Submit your favorite seafood recipe in the comments section below. Winners will be published in our upcoming e-book! Anything to do with regional seafood in the New York, New Jersey, Mid-Atlantic and New England areas will be considered and fully credited. These recipes can be old style, Nouveau, fusion, Asian, Italian, Irish, Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian… Continue reading Recipe Contest- Seafood

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Early Lessons from an Irish Kitchen

People often ask me how I fell in love with cooking. I followed my nose, with my heart and stomach not far behind. It was the magical late autumn of 1969. I’ve always been drawn to the heat of the kitchen.  It was where all the action was when Irish people got together to drink… Continue reading Early Lessons from an Irish Kitchen