Category Archives: East Harlem Life

Drifting in Daylight: A Magical Moment along the Harlem Meer

The Harlem Meer is one of my favorite places — not only in New York but the whole world. It’s a calming oasis to escape the noise and grit of the Manhattan grid where tourists rarely venture and locals cherish as … Continue reading

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Holiday Cheer Along The Harlem Meer

Everyone knows about the charms of Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall at Christmas time, especially the famous spruce that attracts millions of onlookers. But did you know New York City is also home to a “floating” Christmas tree? Not many people make … Continue reading

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Graffiti Hall of Fame: Welcome to H-A-R-L-E-M

One of the highlights of living in East Harlem is all of the street art on view, and I always look forward to walking by the The Graffiti Hall of Fame (at 106th and Park) on the way to Central … Continue reading

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A Snowy Tree Grows in East Harlem

When you’ve lived in a neighborhood for several years, you start to really notice the small details–a colorful doorway, a stunning mural, a flower in a window, the friendly octogerian guy sweeping the sidewalk. But sometimes it takes a jolt … Continue reading

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Frozen Tunnels: Metro-North Viaduct Icicles

Winter in the city creates all sorts of challenges from slippery black ice to chilly waits for the bus. But the invigorating cold air also brings out a special beauty in New York that you won’t experience any other time … Continue reading

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Riding Out the Storm: A Sandy Snapshot

The week Sandy blew into town was an unforgettable experience in New York from black outs and floods to businesses and offices shut down across the city. We’ll never forget roaming Downtown that first night as darkness set in and … Continue reading

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Hovering Over Uptown

The other night when most of my fellow passengers we’re dozing away in sleepy airplane bliss, I was transfixed at my window seat gazing down at New York City completely aglow. When I realized we were swinging over Manhattan, I … Continue reading

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