We have been back in the USA for about a month now, but have been keeping a low profile due to rising COVID-19 rates here in NJ. Here are various pics from the past month that I never got around to posting. Socially distancing, here in Hoboken... And in NYC...
It's one of those sweltering days in the city that I imagine propelled Ray Bradbury's imagination to conjure stories about urban witches, insomnia and climbing the corporate ladder.
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, [...]
Hoboken businesses prepare for a George Floyd protest march tomorrow. Hopefully it will turn out to have been unnecessary.
Days in lockdown have a sameness to them. It's like groundhog day, all over again. I came across the critter in the pic above just across the street from the Hudson River, during one of my semi-regular sanity walks around town. Stay safe.
Thunderbirds and Blue Angels do a fly-over in honour of health care workers and first responders dueing the COVID-19 plague.
Partly in NY and partly in NJ, but it was nothing like the Pogues "Fairy Tale of New York". You might be able to see, we has a great time.
It was deserted at the Hoboken terminal on the morning of New Year's Eve..
Toyota vs the Hoboken FD. The FD won. This was a demo, by the way.
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 [...]
This is what's left of the docks @Hoboken.
Two of our friends turned 60 and we held a 2X60 party for them. There may or may not have been flaming flying lanterns.
Dockless scooter-share chaos comes to Hoboken.
Halloween is a big deal around here. I guess it's hard to organize treats in the walk ups and condos in Hoboken, so the businesses along Washington St fill the gap. The are many part time employees morosely sitting in doorways with a box of treats, but some places show off, like Charrito's vegan restaurant [...]
The nights are getting longer, it won't be long. It won't be long, till winter comes. PS - if you want to see someone who takes really great NY skyline pics, go here
Just a big boat on the Hudson, while walking home today.
Up at dawn this morning to help with set up at the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival. Then a walk in the park at sun-down, with Bronte.
The dregs of Florence blew across New Jersey this afternoon, resulting in the usual flooding in Hoboken. It was nice when it cleared.
Memorial service for the 56 Hoboken residents who died in 9/11.