Social Diary

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Gilded Sky

Autumnal sunset. 6:30 PM. Photo: JH. Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Sunny and a little warmer yesterday with the temperature at 70, falling to the mid-50s by late evening. After several months of...Read the Full Story

Friday, October 2, 2015

Up and down the Avenues

Park Avenue looking south from 54th Street. 10:30 PM. Photo: JH. Friday, October 2, 2015. A lot cooler in New York with daytime temps in the mid to low-60s and moving down into the 50s by mid-evening...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Four Freedoms and Frick

Dinner in the West Gallery at The Frick Collection's Autumn Dinner. Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Warmer with temperatures in the low 80s, and rain predicted for later in the evening. Last night it...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A busy Monday night in New York

The full cast takes their bows on stage at City Center to celebrate Career Transition for Dancers 30th Anniversary Pearl Jubilee. 8:40 PM. Photo: JH. Tuesday, September 29, 2015 . More beautiful...Read the Full Story

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Today is the day

Looking southwest towards 20 East 72nd Street (the building with the yellow flag) from the corner of 72nd Street and Madison Avenue. Wednesday, 10:30 PM. Photo: JH. Thursday. September 24, 2015 ...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The week of Pope Francis

Picnicking along Fifth Avenue. 2:00 PM. Photo: JH. Wednesday, September 23, 2015. The first day of Autumn. Yesterday was clear, cloudy, and breezy with temperatures around 70 by day and dropping down...Read the Full Story

Monday, September 21, 2015


Columbus Avenue Street Festival. 1:00 PM. Photo: JH. Monday, September 21, 2015. Beautiful weekend in New York weather-wise. Sunday afternoon, on the Promenade by the East River, there was a strong...Read the Full Story

Thursday, September 17, 2015

It was Wednesday

Moon over Manhattan. 7:49 PM. Photo: JH. Thursday, September 17, 2015. Yesterday was another beautiful day in New York. Sunny and bright in the mid-80s and dropping down into the 60s. It was...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

First on the calendar

The crowd gathering outside the Prince George Hotel on 28th and Fifth yesterday afternoon at 6:15 pm as guests are arriving for the Spring Collection of Oscar de la Renta designed by Peter Coppins...Read the Full Story

Monday, September 14, 2015

In the land of quiet

Sky above the West Side Highway. 7:20 PM. Photo: JH. Monday, September 14, 2015. The rains came over the weekend and cooled everything off. I went up to Martha’s Vineyard to visit old friends...Read the Full Story

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Word gets around

Looking south along Park Avenue from 63rd Street. Photo: JH. Thursday, September 10, 2015. Oppressively hot and humid yesterday, with people complaining about the heat and feeling kinda ill. Until...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The season has begun

Escaping the heat. 3 PM. Photo: JH. Wednesday, September 9, 2015 . Very hot in New York. Like in a room full of furnaces right up into late evening. The season has begun; summer is over ,...Read the Full Story

Monday, September 7, 2015

Rougher tides of yore

Scene of the Hell Gate explosion viewed from 87th Street on October 10, 1885. Monday, Labor Day, September 7, 2015. Yesterday was a beautiful, sunny and warm day here in New York. Sunday morning I...Read the Full Story