Category Archives: New York

A Thousand Words: Falling Up


The Empire State Building on a blustery Sunday night. Am I falling down, or looking up? The metaphor is just too close to home.

Digesting New York – Thanksgiving Edition

On this Thanksgiving Day, I look back at my travels to New York and give thanks to all those who made sure I never went hungry. A week after the trip, and I’m still digesting all of those calories. Somehow I’m going to have squeeze some turkey and pie in this 5’2″ frame tomorrow, but that’s another story.

Daniel and the Art of Fine Dining

A lavish dinner at one of New York’s finest Michelin-starred restaurants yields a new appreciation for the art of fine dining — the marriage of food and service in a flawless production that can often leave you breathless.

A Thousand Words: Autumn in Central Park

Since moving to Los Angeles in 2002, the only fall colors I’ve seen are the cardinal and gold of my beloved USC Trojans. Since I haven’t experienced a true autumn in seven years, I sorta went nuts with the photo taking today in Central Park, New York. Here are a few of the good ones.

A Thousand Words: Astor Place

The Astor Place Condominiums have drawn quite the criticism over the years, first for breaking ground and a few years later when evaluating the building’s condo sales. But that is a topic too boring and too beyond my scope of knowledge to elaborate on. I just liked the reflection of the building on the condos’ windows.

New York in two days…

Time got the best of me and I haven’t planned one iota of my trip to New York. Help me out with a restaurant suggestion or two, won’t ya?

New York State of Mind: Buy those plane tix now!

September is the perfect time to plan those fall and winter getaways. The hottest route for this autumn — at least among many of my fellow Angelenos — is New York. What is it about the Big Apple that draws the fall crowds? Perhaps it’s that crisp rainy weather after three months of scorching temperatures, or the leaves just beginning to turn color. I prefer to think that it is nature’s intrinsic call to fatten up for the winter — and there’s no better place to do that than in the city.

Tickets are at an incredible low from now until the end of the year, with the exception of the holidays. Fridays and Sundays tend to be more expensive than other days of the week. Here are some of the best deals going on right now: