Social Diary

Friday, October 19, 2018

Hot tickets

Guests standing and applauding the brief speech by Henry P. Johnson, the evening's honoree at the Frick Collection Autumn Dinner. Photo: DPC. Friday, October 19, 2018. It’s 44 degrees outside...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

An Ode to Mario

A tender scene in Central Park. 2:20 PM. Photo: JH. Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The temp was in the mid-40s when we woke up yesterday morning. Brrr ... It was an overcast day with temps reaching up...Read the Full Story

Monday, October 15, 2018

I love Paris when it sizzles

Supper in the Grand Foyer of the Palais Garnier on the ocassion of a 3-day Patrons trip for the American Friends of the Paris Opera and Ballet. = Monday, October 15, 2018. Mostly cloudy and chilly...Read the Full Story

Friday, October 12, 2018

Meanwhile, around the town

Looking south towards Central Park South from Fifth Avenue and 72nd Street. 4 PM. Photo: JH. Friday, October 12, 2018. It was very warm yesterday in New York, with temperatures in the 70s and...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A personal history of a friendship

Channing Chase at home in Los Angeles, September 2003. Photo: JH. Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Cloudy and warm with some humidity yesterday in New York. Weatherman forecast rain; nope. Now they...Read the Full Story

Monday, October 8, 2018

Like a kid in a candy store

Handstanding on Madison Avenue 4 PM. Photo: JH. Monday, October 8, 2018. It is very warm as I write this at might on Sunday night. 78 degrees, and humid. So now we can complain about: whaaa?! October...Read the Full Story

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Discovering the World

Looking north across Central Park from high above Central Park South, 2:00 PM. Photo: JH. Thursday, October 4, 2018. Fair and mild weather yesterday in New York with the temp hitting 77 but very...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Demands for attention

Union Square. 12:00 PM. Photo: JH. Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Sort of sunny day, yesterday in New York, with lots of cumulus clouds moving through, and temperatures in the high 70s with some...Read the Full Story

Monday, October 1, 2018

Friends and friends of friends

Looking south along Park Avenue. 9:00 PM. Photo: JH. Monday, October 1, 2018. Sometimes sunny weekend just past in New York, with big clouds rolling by but no rain and temps in the mid- to low-60s...Read the Full Story

Friday, September 28, 2018

Common culture of life

Paley Park. 9:30 PM. Photo: JH. Friday, September 28, 2018. Rain, rain and more rain, but the weatherman says it’ll be a dry, mild weekend in New York. This hasn’t been an especially...Read the Full Story

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Perceived resistance

Gridlock on Madison Avenue. 9:30 PM. Photo: JH. Thursday, September 27, 2018. 84 degrees at one point yesterday afternoon in New York with conflicting forecasts of rain or no rain. It’s pouring...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Music to thine ears

The Met at night. 9:00 PM. Photo: JH. Wednesday, September 26, 2018. A rainy day, yesterday in New York, sometimes heavy, sometimes light, with temperatures hovering around the low 70s. Monday night...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Any dream will do

Last night's Harvest Moon 12:00 PM. Photo: JH. Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Cooler, yesterday in New York, with a breeze making it even cooler, with lots of storm clouds passing through. Autumn is in...Read the Full Story

Monday, September 24, 2018

Around the nabe

The Unisphere in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, commissioned as part of the 1964 New York World's Fair. 12:00 PM. Photo: JH. Monday, September 24, 2018. A cool-ish weekend in New York,...Read the Full Story

Friday, September 21, 2018

Poker-faced

Looking south from the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 9:00 PM. Photo: JH. Friday, September 21, 2018. Cooler and cloudy, yesterday in New York, with temps in the high 60s, low 70s. No...Read the Full Story