Canada Day Eve

Canada Day Eve

The helicopter thundering outside our condo was the giveaway.  Macy's secret fireworks location would be on the Hudson River tonight.   Instead of one big show on 4 July, there are a series of smaller blasts all week. We ran upstairs in time for the start of the show.  It lasted less than 10 minutes. Obviously, [...]

1864 Rules OK

1864 Rules OK

Hoboken has a questionable claim to being the place where the first modern baseball game was played: Elysian Fields on the banks of the Hudson River, not Cooperstown. The folks at the historical society take it seriously and compete in an anachronistic baseball league. I caught a couple of innings this afternoon. The bad guys [...]

Ring my bell

Ring my bell

Our friends from Victoria BC spent the weekend with us, and we toured Hoboken, Jersey City and Manhattan. I finally got to ring the Corsair bell to signal closing of the JP Morgan Museum and Library (where Heidi volunteers).  It was touch and go: despite getting clearance from the staff, the head of security came [...]