Social Diary

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snowing in New York

Looking north along Riverside Drive. 10:10 PM. Photo: JH. Tuesday, January 27, 2015 . Snowing in New York as I write this at 10:30 Monday night. It had been snowing since early afternoon, first...Read the Full Story

Friday, January 23, 2015

Snow that never shows

Words to the wise. 1 PM. Photo: JH. Friday, January 23, 2015. Bright, sunny, colder – but again not too – yesterday in New York. The weatherman continues to predict snow that never shows. Now it...Read the Full Story

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Brushing up

Car Wash on 10th Avenue. 10 PM. Photo: JH. Thursday, January 22, 2015. Another grey winter’s day in New York yesterday with the weather again predicting snow (not a sign of it) and then snow...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

On meeting Julianne

Julianne Moore last night after receiving her award from the Museum of the Moving Image gala at 583 Park Avenue. Photo: DPC. Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Cold, grey January day in New York. Looked...Read the Full Story

Friday, January 16, 2015


Maestro Valery Gergiev, Viktoria Tereshkina, Vladimir Shklyarov, and the Mariinsky corps de ballet take their bows at last night's opening night performance of Swan Lake at the Peter Jay Sharp...Read the Full Story

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Biographical studies

Riverside Park. 4:05 PM. Photo: JH. Thursday, January 15, 2015. Cold and grey but not unbearable -- if you could be indoors most of the time. I went down to Michael’s. It was Wednesday, what...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Christmas tree collection. 1:30 PM. Photo: JH. Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Very cold in New York with temps in the low teens by the after-midnight hours. The city is quiet. Oh, there are still lots...Read the Full Story

Monday, January 12, 2015

Celebrating the lives

Birthday balloons crossing 82nd and Amsterdam. 11:30 AM. Photo: JH. Monday, January 12, 2015. A cold, sometimes sunny, sometimes grey weekend in New York. What you’d expect from January in the...Read the Full Story

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The chill factor

Having a smoke outside Cafe Fiorello on Saturday night when the weather was balmy. 10:00 PM. Photo: JH. January 8, 2015. It is very very cold in New York. Much of the roadways are covered with a film...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sons and daughters

An impromptu photo shoot in Central Park. 11:20 AM, Monday. Photo: JH. Wednesday, January 7, 2015 . It snowed yesterday morning in New York as predicted. From mid-morning through early afternoon, it...Read the Full Story

Monday, January 5, 2015

Through rain, sleet and snow ...

Naturalists' Walk in Central Park. Saturday, 2:25 PM. Photo: JH. Monday, January 5, 2015. The end of an almost two week vacation-time, thanks to the holidays falling mid-week this year. I add the...Read the Full Story

Friday, January 2, 2015

First Diary of 2015

A Christmas light hanging from a canopy with the moon behind. 5 PM. Photo: JH. Friday, January 2, 2015. Cold, but not too. Happy New Year and I’m not kidding. New Year’s Day was bright...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The very last day of 2014

The crowd and vendors in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2 PM. Photo: JH. Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Well, here we are, the very last day of 2014. Really just another day that is preceded...Read the Full Story

Monday, December 29, 2014

Close to home

The New York City skyline while driving south on the New Jersey Turnpike. 3 PM. Photo: JH. Monday, December 29, 2014 . Halfway through the long holiday which seems longer this year since they fall on...Read the Full Story

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Card Camaraderie

Central Park as painted by Tony Bennett, from a card sent by Jeanne and Herb Siegel. Thursday, December 26, 2014. Christmas morning it was sunny and bright in New York. By mid-afternoon the...Read the Full Story