Social Diary

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Witch-Hazel and the Weather

Lounging in Central Park. 2:30 PM. Photo: JH. Thursday, February 22, 2018. It was 78 degrees yesterday afternoon in New York. And sunny too. I also noticed the witch-hazel is sprouting in Carl Schurz...Read the Full Story

Monday, February 19, 2018

Presidents' Day

Emanuel Leutze, Washington Crossing the Delaware , 1851, on view at the American Wing at The Met Fifth Avenue. Photo: JH. Monday, February 19, 2018. Presidents' Day. It snowed heavily in New York...Read the Full Story

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sugar and Spice

Manhattan skyline from the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. 5:15 PM. Photo: JH. Thursday, February 15, 2018. Sunny and mild, yesterday in New York. Ash Wednesday. With steady rains coming in after 10 PM...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Free from care

Marin Hopper, Jeffrey Thomas, DPC, Brooke Hayward, Alex Hitz after the laughter at Michael's. Photo: Steve Millington. Wednesday, Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2018. Yesterday was sunny and...Read the Full Story

Monday, February 12, 2018

The fashion

Walking along Fifth Avenue in the rain. 4:30 PM. Photo: JH. Monday, February 12, 2018. Rainy weekend in New York with temperatures reaching up to the 50s on Saturday and even 60 degrees on Sunday...Read the Full Story

Friday, February 9, 2018

All in the family

Subway glow. 2:00 PM. Photo: JH. Friday, February 9, 2018. Cold in New York, in the 20s. We were spared the snow and ice that blanketed a lot of the northeast midweek. The weather forecasts 50...Read the Full Story

Monday, February 5, 2018

A farewell fit for a queen

Childlike wonder. 3:00 PM. Photo: JH. Monday, February 5, 2018. Chilly, cloudy in New York with rain coming in late morning and moving for a moist end of the weekend. Daytime temps from the mid- to...Read the Full Story

Friday, February 2, 2018

I happen to like this town

Looking south along Sixth Avenue from 53rd Street. 5:00 PM. Photo: JH. Friday, February 2, 2018. Grey and mild yesterday in New York with temps almost touching 50 midday and falling below 30 late...Read the Full Story

Thursday, February 1, 2018

A window into the world

From one subway car to another. 4:00 PM. Photo: JH. Thursday, February 1, 2018. Cold in New York on the last day of January, with more to come in the new month. Last night I went up to the Museum of...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Reflections and Retrospectives

Stark winter sky. 8:00 PM. Photo: JH. Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Cloudy and cold like mild winter’s days here in New York. Yesterday had some very light snowfall from the night before and then...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Family histories

Central Park — across the street from the Payne and Helen Whitney residence, now the Cultural Services building of the Embassy of France, on 79th Street and Fifth Avenue. Photo: JH. Tuesday, January...Read the Full Story

Friday, January 26, 2018

A Celebration of Life

Lullabies in Rhythm on East 56th Street. Photo: JH. Friday, January 26, 2018. Sunny and cold in New York yesterday. The weatherman forecasts some warmer temps for the weekend. We are now used to...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Straddling two worlds

The Waning Crescent Moon floating above lower Park Avenue. 6:00 PM. Photo: JH. Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Rainy and warmer, yesterday in New York with the temperatures nearing 60 in the early...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Even with all its grandeur

Looking east towards Bryant Park from 41st Street and Sixth Avenue. 8:00 PM. Photo: JH. Tuesday, January 23, 2018. 38 degrees and very foggy as I write this a half hour before midnight. Yesterday was...Read the Full Story

Monday, January 22, 2018

Walks and their expectations

Out with the old. 2:00 PM. Photo: JH. January 22, 2018. Sunny and mild weekend in New York with temperatures reaching up above 50 on Saturday and the mid-40s at nighttime. Last Wednesday the New York...Read the Full Story