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#ThrowbackThursday The Easter Parade

When I was younger we lived in Queens and I remember coming into Manhattan several times for the Easter Parade. We would walk along Fifth Avenue seeing everyone in their Easter hats and then go by Rockefeller Center to check out all the lovely flowers. One year we went to see The Sound of Music and it was a very moving experience for me since I so identified with the Von Trapp family and having to leave home.

This is a picture of my mom, sister, me and my grandmother in the Rockefeller Center Promenade. Don’t look too happy in this one, but these trips were always fun!
Easter Rockefeller Center

#ManCandyMonday Tennis Player David Ferrer

It’s almost Labor Day and for some New Yorkers, all thoughts turn to tennis with the advent of the annual U.S. Open.

So today’s Man Candy is tennis player David Ferrer.

David is a Spanish tennis player who went pro in 2000 and has been ranked in the Top 10. He has reached the finals and semi-finals of several Grand Slam tournaments over the years and played on a winning Spanish Davis Cup team in 2008, 2009 and 2011.

David is also apparently an avid reader. Sigh. How wonderful!


David Ferrer Practice” by AlexisraelOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Fun Friday – New York City Sites

I know I’ve been sharing some Behind the Scenes shots for SINS OF THE FLESH and thought I’d share with you some sites from one of my favorite cities and the home of THE CALLING Vampire novels – New York City, or more appropriately, the borough of Manhattan.

As you can imagine, I spend a lot of time there thanks to my day job, but I also take some time to play there when I can and just walk around and enjoy the many different neighborhoods and New York City oddities.

One of my favorite places to go for some calm in the middle of a busy work day are the Tudor City Greens. When the weather is nice, my sis and I will often grab our lunches and head off for a picnic at the Greens which are right near my office building. Here’s a shot of one of the Greens in Tudor City.

Tudor Greens

There’s another interesting fact about Tudor City. If you take the footbridge up from 42nd Street and stand smack in the middle, you will have a one of a kind site, namely, you will be able to look from one side of Manhattan to the other!

Here’s a shot looking westward on 42nd Street. In the far distance you can see the Palisades of New Jersey.

Tudor Greens

Here’s a shot looking eastward on 42nd Street. Fairly close is the East River and beyond that Queens and Long Island.

Tudor Greens

If you’re ever in Manhattan, take a moment to enjoy this unusual spot. If you’ve watched the latest Bourne movie, it may even look familiar since there were a few scenes shot in the Tudor City area.

Have a great weekend!