Author Archives: Gerard

The Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017

I got to Jones Beach’s west end to view the eclipse at 1 p.m.  I was near the water.  The sun felt hot and it was so bright that I needed to wear my sunglasses.  The ocean breeze was cool.  … Continue reading

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Christmas / Noël 2016 in New York City

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Now for a stroll through midtown Manhattan to look at some of the Christmas decorations. Maintenant pour une promenade dans le centre de Manhattan pour regarder quelques décorations de Noël. Macy’s Macy’s store windows are always beautifully done for Christmas.  Some … Continue reading

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The Unisphere

This is the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York.  It was commissioned for the New York World’s Fair of 1964 – 1965. Voici l’Unisphere à Flushing Meadows-Corona Park dans le Queens, New York.  Il était commissioné pour … Continue reading

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The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

This is the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.  It connects Staten Island (on the left) to Brooklyn (on the right).  Construction started in 1959 when I was 4 and was completed in 1964 when I was 9.  In those days my father would drive … Continue reading

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Christmas / Noël 2015 in New York City

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I went to the city yesterday to see the Christmas decorations.  There were a lot of people but it was not overly crowded. Je suis allé dans la ville hier pour voir les décorations de Noël.  Il y avait beaucoup … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Whiskey

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There are a few distilleries in Brooklyn.  I know of two in Red Hook : Widow Jane and Van Brunt Stillhouse.  They both make whiskey. Il y a quelques distilleries à Brooklyn.  Je sais qu’il y a deux à Red … Continue reading

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The Hermione

The Hermione was the ship that Marquis de Lafayette came to America on to help the American colonies during the American Revolution.  It also participated in naval battles during the American Revolution including the Battle of Yorktown in 1781 which … Continue reading

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