Category Archives: NYC

My NYC To Do List – Progress Report

As you may recall, I started My NYC To Do List not long after moving back here after ten years in DC. My attention to The List has been, well, haphazard at best.

But I’m focused now. Ready to tackle stuff and add new To Dos.

1. Check out Sleep No More - accomplished!

2. Eat at Traif - achieved, more than once.


3. See the Radical Camera exhibit - missed. That will teach me to pick things with realistic deadlines. Maybe.

4. Attend a Saturday Night Live taping (Click)

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On Saturday, we drank whiskey

Lots of whiskey. It was awesome.


Some friends and I went to Whiskey Washback, put on by Bowery Collective at cool loft in Manhattan which is the former studio of Muppets creator Jim Henson and the current home to 9mmedia. Continue reading

My NYC To Do List – Item #15: Eat at Peter Luger

I live walking distance from this legendary Brooklyn steakhouse and have for more than two years. But I have yet to dine there.

I love a good steak. I love classic New York experiences.

Beyond that, shouldn’t this pic of Peter Luger’s bacon be compelling enough?

Via new adventures in pork

Once I tried. I was with my visiting mother. It was a Sunday afternoon during what I thought might be a quieter time at Peter Luger, after lunch but before dinner. No reservation.

Denied. The place was packed.

Peter Luger is cash only too. Unless one has the PL credit card. I do not sadly. At any given time, I have approximately $17.45 in my wallet.

That said, I’m determined to dine at PL. Who will join me?

I went to Long Beach

Long Beach is just 25 miles from where I live in Brooklyn.

And yet last weekend was my first visit. I had a work event to attend Sunday so after weighing my options (LIRR, Uber, taxi, car service, helicopter – just kidding!), I rented a car. My little blue Fiat was terrific!


After the event ended, I drove toward the ocean. I do that every chance I get. Isn’t the beach pretty?


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And how was YOUR weekend?

On Friday I had a fun night out with Adrienne who I first met through Candace in DC. We spent most of the night – and plenty of our dollars – at the Lobby Bar within Bowery Hotel.

While I was waiting for Adrienne to arrive, I got to meet Patrick Carney of the Black Keys ever so briefly. Later Leonardo DiCaprio made an appearance, but to be honest, I was way more excited about Pat.


Walter and Jose were working together as they were last time. Walter’s company Bowery Collective is hosting a whiskey event on Saturday, November 16 that I might have to check out. There’s a Manhattan station and BBQ from Hill Country after all! Details here.

After Bowery, we tried to go to bOb but it was over capacity so we went to its sister bar Lounge 247. We had heard that the music would be great – lots of 90s hip hop – and we weren’t disappointed. The bad twerking we witness provided comic relief.

What kind of trouble did you get into this weekend?

Marathon weekend in NYC

“Take a hot shower. You’ll feel better,” Mom said on my fifth or sixth day of being sick.

“I wish you were here to put fresh sheets on the bed while I shower.” I responded, practically punctuating my words with a :-(.


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