Social Diary

Monday, December 11, 2017

Let it snow

Looking west across the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Saturday, 2:30 PM. Photo: JH. Monday, December 11, 2017. It snowed on Saturday for the first time this season. It wasn’t heavy but...Read the Full Story

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Love and Loss

Under the tent last night for the Central Park Conservancy's first annual Belvedere Ball honoring Douglas Blonsky. 10:15 PM. Photo: JH. Thursday, December 7, 2017. The autumn temperatures we’ve...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Neighbors and elected officials

The last of the fall foliage in Central Park. 3:15 PM. Photo: JH. Tuesday, December 5, 2017. A partly cloudy, sometimes sunny, sometimes grey day in the first week of the last month of the year. It...Read the Full Story

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Fear Free

The 1931 tree at the Rockefeller Center construction site. Thursday, November 30, 2017. Temperatures reached the mid-60s yesterday in New York although it oddly did not feel warm. By early evening it...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Creature of Habit

The last of the Central Park foliage. Photo: JH. Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Sunny, fair weather yesterday in New York both day and night, from the low 50s to the high 40s. With December just a day...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

All in the family

Out for a late afternoon walk and smoke. Photo: JH. Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Sunny, fair, and 50 degrees yesterday in New York, cooling off to the mid-30s. The summer “garden” is gone...Read the Full Story

Monday, November 27, 2017

Watching the Parade come together

Walking the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Photo: Paige Peterson. Monday, November 27, 2017. A long holiday weekend that flew by despite very little activity other than shopping for food and...Read the Full Story

Friday, November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving Day in New York

Looking across the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir towards the Upper West Side. 3:00 PM. Photo: JH. Friday, November 24, 2017. A sunny, quite chilly Thanksgiving Day yesterday in New York. On...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Fount of tales and gossip

Fifth Avenue. 10:00 PM. Photo: JH. Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Chilly but sunny, yesterday in New York. Groping toward Bethlehem or, What hath Weinstein wrought. The Daily Blab, be it the Times, the...Read the Full Story

Monday, November 20, 2017

We now begin Thanksgiving week

Looking towards the Manhattan skyline from the Bruckner Expressway. 8:00 AM. Photo: JH. Monday, November 20, 2017. Mild weather weekend hovering around 50 by day, high 30s by night. Rain on Friday...Read the Full Story

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Needs of neighbors

A not so cold Wednesday in New York with a book party last night at at the Museum of Arts and Design for a biography of Richard Avedon; and the Carter Burden Network's 46th anniversary dinner...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Rite of Spring in Fall

Alice Renavand and 31 dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet take their bows on an earth‑covered stage at the Palais Garnier for Pina Bausch's The Rite of Spring (score by Stravinsky). Photo: JH...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

More Memories of Liz

Liz Smith and Jim Mitchell at El Morocco in 1962. Jim Mitchell, a senior publicist/press agent here in New York was a close friend and business associate with Liz Smith for more than sixty years...Read the Full Story

Monday, November 13, 2017

Remembering Liz

Liz surrounded by friends and admirers: Peter Rogers, Casey Ribicoff, Alex Hitz, Elizabeth Peabody, Adolfo, and DPC. This photograph is a permanent fixture on my bookshelf. Monday, November 13, 2017...Read the Full Story