Upper West Sides

2016 – 2019

Balloon Stories 2019

Calm Before… Will it be windy? Will there be balloons? We’ll see. Now waiting for the inflation hordes.


 

Inflated Spirit… They’re back. The inflation people. Filling Central Park West from 73rd. Four blocks to see the blowing up of the balloons. Frank Sinatra & Mariah Carey blaring them on. The crowd crawl is about a block an hour.

Most seem to be having fun. Maybe this is the only way to see the big balloons this year. Hope not!

11/28 Balloon Crawl… Well the balloons “flew”?! As the gusts almost blew them apart. Even lower than last year. Flat crawl. But. Hey. They went.

 

2018

New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Midnight
Just outside our door

 

 

La Traviata @ MetOpera

 

Christmas Eve @ St. John the Divine
Up close this year

 

Tavern on the Green Christmas spruce

 

Tree Gang
Adele & Gwen joined
3 NYPD cops, too

 

The Lifespan of a Fact on Broadway

 

Windy Thanksgiving low balloons
from our warm and cozy bedroom

 

Rachel Brosnahan in Mrs. Maisel costume
voting in mid-terms UWS
West Side Rag

 

Fall farm truck in Mattituck

 

Amagansett autumn beach solitude

 

And from our deck what did we see?

 

Cocktails al fresco Tav on Green
with dear friends Anne & Peter

 

That’s a New Yorker

 

Enterprising vendor
The Roving Anti-Trump Band-Wagon
Another Day Another WTF Buttons $3

 

Father’s Day glee Tav on Green

 

Street closed all day for Law & Order filming

 

Eastover view from Shakespeare Garden

 

Anti-gun rally after Parkland massacre

 

Pop-up ski mound and winter bar
with Cathy & Dr. Husband

 

Women’s March- Another Perspective

 

 

 

 

2017

Midnight New Year’s Eve fireworks end of our block

 

 

Christmas Eve feast @ Joe & Al’s

 

St. John the Divine Christmas Eve last minute seats

 

Tree Gang
Susie joined

 

 

Bobby Van’s before the Theater
Eric Trump & Michael Flynn plaques
Portentous?

 

 

Mark Rylance in Farinelli & The King

Mandy Patinkin watched it with us

 

 

 

Macy’s Parade
7AM Bus & Brass Band from Houston
Below our window

 

Still fun the second year

 

 

Amy Schumer, Laura Benanti, Keegan Michael Key, Jeremy Shamos
Meteor Shower on Broadway

 

 

Also in theater saw
The Parisian Woman with Uma Thurman
Les Liaisons Dangereuses with Liev Schreiber
Babylon Line with Josh Radnor
Cate Blanchett in Chekhov’s The Present

 

 

Any given November evening on Central Park West
Pre-Marathon fireworks
A biker hardly noticed

 

 

Aquebogue in October

And our favorite beach retreat

 

 

Shay Mitchell filming a movie
On our daily walk

 

Summer croquet and boules in Central Park

 

 

Sailors enjoy a gondola ride during Fleet Week
The Lake at Bethesda Fountain

 

Eastover in Briarcliff Manor

 

Resistance March in February
Steve Bannon was there?

 

 

 

2016

Back in the City!

First Christmas together Upper West Side
Oak Bridge

 

 

Original Tree Gang
Jess, Lauren, Garrett, Ben
No photo of them but
Hey the tree looking good!

 

 

Where’s that parade?

 

Early crowd at 6 AM

Bleachers getting filled at 8 AM

Crazy at 9 AM

Here come the balloons!
Our first parade yay
Bedroom with a view!

 

 

Election Day 2016
Cynthia Nixon filming a movie on our block
Who knew we’d wake up to Trump
And she’d run for Governor in 2018

 

 

 

 

First marathon on 74th & CPW

 

 

First Halloween in the ‘Hood

 

 

 

Hillary campaigning a few blocks away
New York Historical Society
Thought she’d be a shoe-in

 

 

 

Indian Summer outdoor bar
Tavern on the Green

 

Street photos around our new ‘hood

 

 

Dr. Husband met a famous guy
While playing parking roulette
Across the street

 

Can it be true?
We’re finally here
Turtle Time

 

Our New York Historical Society Neighbors

Sunday Farmers’ Market on Columbus

 

Imagine!