Tag Archives: New York

A Grumpy Mets Fan.


I’m grumpy.  Last week in New York, I saw too little New York Mets regalia and too much from that other team, that shall remain nameless.  🙂 The only place making me happy was the West 4th Street Subway station.  … Continue reading

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The Weather in New York.


Let’s face it, you don’t go to New York for the climate.  Again back to the dialogue from Casablanca, between Louis and Rick, about going to Casablanca for the waters.  New York has cold damp winters and hot humid summers. … Continue reading

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Another Day On New York City Transit.


New York City Transit Speak:  If you can understand, a New York City transit announcement, the speaker hasn’t learned the code yet.  It is supposed to sound like the adults in Peanuts cartoons. Elevators in the Subway:  With the heat, … Continue reading

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The Metropolitan Museum. Chinese Calligraphy and Charles James Fashion.


Elaine wants to see the Charles James exhibit, as does my dear friend Dr. Rita Pettiford, who came in from New Jersey to see it.  (Rita is helping someone write a book about this and she is my glamorous friend … Continue reading

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The New York City Subway, Another Layer of Hell?


        It’s August when I’m writing this.  Just going into a subway station is enough to make you sweat.  Stale would consider the air in the New York Subway offensive.  My father, Marvin Charton, used to refer … Continue reading

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Why I Hate Metrocards.


The New York transit system uses a flexible card called a Metrocard.  Now we have the Sun Go Card in Tucson, and L.A. has the tap card.  The latter two work like charms.  You tap and go. But no, New … Continue reading

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Bill de Blasio vs. Central Park Horse and Carriages.


I heard on the news this morning the Mayor Elect of New York City, Bill de Blasio, wants to ban the horse drawn carriages in Central Park. He says, it is inhumane to the horses.  I want to give my … Continue reading

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