Social Diary

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Summer’s Swan Song

The dining pavilion set up for George Farias' end of summer dinner last weekend in East Hampton on Georgica Beach. Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Yesterday was very warm in New York. The weatherman...Read the Full Story

Monday, August 31, 2015

"400” List: Time Marches On

The full moon on Saturday night. 10:00 PM. Photo: JH. Monday, August 31, 2015. It was a beautiful weekend in New York. I put the top down and drove over to the West Side for Zabar's and a few other...Read the Full Story

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Talking strategy

Central Park. 4:30 PM. Photo: JH. Thursday, August 27, 2015. A beautiful summer day yesterday in New York, with low (not no) humidity. It was almost cool when I went out onto my terrace early...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Remains of the Day

The Empire State Building from MacDougal Street. 10:00 PM. Photo: JH. Tuesday, August 25, 2015 . A mild, sunny day, yesterday in New York, with temperatures in the high 70s. Arms of Hugh Rupert...Read the Full Story

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Sunday papers

Streetlamp and sunset. 7:30 PM. Photo: JH. Monday, August 24, 2015. Mild and sunny, warm but not really humid, this past weekend in New York. A beautiful Saturday afternoon with massive clouds...Read the Full Story

Friday, August 21, 2015

Cloaked in Haze

Looking northeast from 94th Street and Park Avenue. 6:30 PM. Photo: JH. Friday, August 21, 2015. Warm summer day, yesterday in New York; light traffic, lots of clouds making threats but following...Read the Full Story

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Likes and dislikes

The view from Riverside Blvd (outside Trump Place Apartments) towards the Hudson River Promenade. 7:30 PM. Photo: JH. August 20, 2015. A very warm day in New York although by early evening the...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Bow Wow and Meow

Brooke Shields, Billy Rayner, Kathy Rayner, and Peter Marino at ARF's annual Bow Wow and Meow Gala. Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Hot summer day in New York, yesterday, with the humidity beating out the...Read the Full Story

Monday, August 17, 2015

A Week to Remember

Crossing the Williamsburg Bridge into Manhattan. 5:30 PM. Jeff Hirsch. Monday, August 17, 2015. The weekend was very hot in New York. The kind of hot you always fail to recall in the middle of winter...Read the Full Story

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Thrill of the Grand Bal

The scene of Truman Capote's Black and White Ball held on November 2, 1966 in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel. The tradition the Grand Bal came into being several centuries ago as a political...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Just one of those days

A stream of yellow clouds. .8:25 PM. Photo: JH. Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Yesterday started out with heavy rains that came in the early morning hours, followed by cloudiness but clearing. You didn...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Authors Night

Summer sky. 7:25 PM. Photo: JH. Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Beautiful mid-summer days: sunny, bright, temps in the low 80s, a strong breeze now and then and no humidity. Sometimes when I’m lucky...Read the Full Story

Monday, August 10, 2015

When Everything is Beautiful

The pinkish hue that covers everything at sunset. Photo: JH. Monday, August 10, 2015. Beautiful weekend of sunny , fair weather in New York, with a breeze in the air here and there. The days are a...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Like it or not

Twilight at Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich, CT. Photo: JH. Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Very warm summer day, less humid, yesterday in New York. JH went up to Tamarack Country Club and Old Oaks...Read the Full Story

Monday, August 3, 2015

Dog Days of Summer in New York

Blue moon. Saturday, 1:30 AM. Photo: JH. Monday, August 3, 2015. Very hot last few days in New York, with humidity and weather forecasts predicting more. Thursday there was a downpour about two-...Read the Full Story