June 1, 2017 aureliaweb

A recent visit to Madison Square Park was very enlightening. This is a small park from 23rd Street to 26th Street. You know you have reached the park when you see the large statue of William H. Seward. Every time I see it I remember Seward’s Folly – the name for the purchase of Alaska. It is…

April 7, 2017 aureliaweb

I recently had the opportunity to see John Kearon. He and I were on a city-walk. Before we started, he mentionedI that his Apps can be downloaded in four (4) languages–Spanish, German, Chinese, and Russian. Last year John and I shared a seat on a train. It was the first time I had spoken with him….

April 3, 2017 aureliaweb

New York Botanical Garden

Last year, NY Botanical Garden had an incredible exhibit on impressionism. As I read a number of their description of this period of art, I found out about Florence Griswold and I decided that I wanted to check this location. I will soon write about our experience going to Griswold museum. In the meantime, I thought I would let you experience what I saw at the NY Botanical Garden. This was last year’s blog.

March 30, 2017 aureliaweb

Neir’s Tavern in Woodhaven Queens is an unlikely place for me to visit, but I was intrigued when the New York Travel Festival organization arranged an evening there and touted it as the oldest bar in New York City.  I have been to Fraunces Tavern (built as a private home in 1719, converted to a Tavern…

March 28, 2017 aureliaweb

Below is a PDF file about “People Preserving Places” ; their efforts are depicted in films. Click on “NY Preservation – Film Festival” for the listings of this event in 2017. NY Preservation – Film Festival

March 24, 2017 aureliaweb

 If you speak with most New Yorkers, they will tell you they know Central Park from 59th Street to 110th Street. Some people know certain areas more than others, but most New Yorkers have visited most sections of the park. At least, that was what most of us thought until a few months ago. During the…

December 16, 2016 aureliaweb

I met Gil Tauber about a year ago at one of my favorite activities. Every Wednesday a group of New Yorkers goes for a historical tour of our city. It is guided by Jim Mackin of Weekday Walks. If you want a great two-hour walk, learn a great deal about New York, and the surrounding communities,…

December 14, 2016 Aurelia

Curiosity Tutor While walking in the Bronx, I noticed this large sculpture at a community garden. I thought how appropriate for our first blog.  It was like seeing myself investigating neighborhoods. A couple of months later I received an e-mail from Slideshare.net with a slide presentation titled “20 Jobs of the Future” by Sparks & Honey. Their…