Social Diary

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The snowmelt

Picnicking in Central Park. 2:30 PM. Photo: JH. Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Really nice first full Spring day yesterday in New York. Bright sunshine, temperature touching 60; not warm, but not cold,...Read the Full Story

Monday, March 20, 2017

Beloved innocence

A cardinal sharing a limb with sparrows. Photo: JH. Monday, March 20, 2017. I write this on a sunny Sunday mid-afternoon, the end of what was mainly a rainy, sorta snowy-ish, cold and crummy weather...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Ides of March

Looking west across the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. 3:30 PM. Photo JH. Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Ides of March , the day on the Roman calendar which was marked by several religious...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Dearest grandmama

Looking south along Fifth Avenue last Friday, 12 PM. Photo: JH. Tuesday, March 14, 2017. A cold, windy, sometimes sunny yesterday in New York with Daylight Savings reminding us that Spring is just...Read the Full Story

Friday, March 10, 2017

Strength of community

Lounging on Fifth Avenue. Photo: JH. Friday, March 10, 2017. Beautiful, bright sunny day in New York yesterday, with temps in the low 60s, dropping to the 30s with snow due around us. Saturday it...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Upper Sets

The latest issue of Quest features a model with a famous American name of her great-aunt, and a sum-up of the Fashion Week collections and what they are saying.Read the Full Story

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Price of Illusion

This kind of cold. Photo: JH. Monday, March 6, 2017. Cold in New York. Down to the teens late Saturday night, early Sunday morning with temps climbing up to the mid-30s by midday, and back down into...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

All Aboard

Working out in Central Park. 3:00 PM. Photo: JH. Tuesday, February 28, 2017. After a cold windy Sunday night, Monday was sunny and mild and the temperatures in the high 50s. The forecasters are...Read the Full Story

Monday, February 27, 2017

Bits and pieces

Outside The Episcopal Church of Heavenly Rest on Fifth Avenue and 90th Street. 2:00 PM. Photo: JH. Monday, February 27, 2017. The weekend, beginning on Friday brought us warmer temperatures that...Read the Full Story

Friday, February 24, 2017

The beginning of Spring?

A spring-like day in front of the Met. 1:30 PM. Photo: JH. Friday, February 24, 2017. 65 degrees in New York and partly sunny, yesterday in New York. Yesterday morning taking the dogs through the...Read the Full Story

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Domestic Service

Thinking about Jesse Kornbluth's review of Daphne Merkin's new book; plus a conversation which evoked a memory of a royal butler and a Hollywood princess.Read the Full Story

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Diary notes

Diary Notes: Star Jones' table at Michael's; "Big River" wows 'em at New York City Center's Encores!, and Julian Lethbridge's show at the Paula Cooper Gallery.Read the Full Story

Monday, February 13, 2017

Going to another place

Blizzards, eclipses, warm days, cold nights, the weekend in the New York weather when we lost our friend the great American jazz pianist Barbara Carroll who died two weeks after her 92nd birthday.Read the Full Story

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dancers and the dance

The film "La La Land" with its 14 Oscar nominations evoked thoughts in DPC of the great Fred Astaire and his dance collaborator Hermes Pan.Read the Full Story