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Farewell NYC; for now

Our last few days in New York were gently busy. We walked through the Flower District on our way to Chelsea. I can’t begin to tell you how lovely this spot is, I could have fondled and sniffed for a good while. We also explored a bit more of Brooklyn and discovered Industry City by […]

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Brooklyn Heights and The Vessel

I think I’ve said before that we wanted to stay in Brooklyn this time in order to facilitate easier exploration, and Archie wanted to do a bit too, so we planned a short walking tour of Brooklyn Heights. Our first stop was the Transit Museum, which displays historical artifacts of the New York City subway, […]

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Beguiling Brooklyn

One of the reasons for staying in Brooklyn was to facilitate easier exploration of the area. I don’t think I realised quite how big the area is, so there may be a few posts as we explore. We had a day with no particular aims so thought we’d spend a bit more time in Prospect […]

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Exploring FiDi and uptown

We had a trip planned to FiDi (Financial District) to have lunch with our son, and chose to take the ferry from Brooklyn to Wall Street. It was a glorious day and I enjoyed the short trip immensely. We had a bit of time to kill so thought we’d do some sightseeing. We walked along […]

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The lesser known treasures of New York City

I’ve done three other posts on NYC previously (here, here and here) so thought there might not be a lot to report, except this time we made some discoveries which I thought might be worth posting about. First up is the not so hidden side of the city: the trip to Hoboken by ferry is […]

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New York revisited: the 9/11 tour

We have now been to New York three times in the last two years which is much more than we had planned to do, but our son, Archie, got a job here so this last trip has been about seeing him. I had worried that we would run out of new things to do and […]

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Sewing

1960s coat revamp

When we were planning our trip to the US, in winter no less, I started looking around for a warm coat to take. I knew that I had a reversible thick wool coat made by my mother in the 1960s somewhere in a box, so dragged it out and tried it on. My dear old […]

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