The weather forecast for the next two days in the Northeast is not looking particularly sunny. The meteorologists are wringing their hands with a mixture of worry and delight. I thought I’d revisit last year’s musings on the topic of holiday travel. It’s not something I enjoy or encourage; whatever your plans, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. The Sunday of Thanksgiving Weekend lacks a moniker. Let’s try ?#$% Sunday because everyone who visited Grandma’s house hits the highway at exactly the same moment causing monumental traffic jams.
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Flickr image by Leo-setä.
After touring Gracie Mansion post-Election Day, my immediate thought was, “If the de Blasios move in, I believe they’ll redecorate.”
Situated on the East River at the intersection of 88th Street and East End Avenue, the house is lovingly maintained by The Gracie Mansion Conservancy. Sporting a color palette that could easily be described by a paint manufacturer as Federal Frolic, it’s an elegant reminder of our revolutionary past.
The Hudson Valley’s annual prix-fixe promotion for lunch and dinner at some of the area’s finest restaurants runs November 4-17.
If you live somewhat proximate to any U.S. city, I bet you can find a similar celebration some time during the year. Denver does theirs February 22-28; North Carolina’s Triangle Area celebrates January 20-26; Boston’s is March 16-28. It’s a great way to sample a new restaurant, experiment with different cuisine, or just a terrific excuse to get together with friends. Continue reading