Showing posts with label Union Square. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Union Square. Show all posts

Saturday, December 24, 2011

New York Favorites - Union Square

Union Square Greenmarket
It's not exactly "raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens," but these are a few of my favorite things in and around Union Square in New York City.
the fabulous produce at the Greenmarket

Beads of Paradise

Union Square Café

So many places, so little time!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy Chanukah!

Chanukah starts today.  And one could find freshly made-to-order latkes (potato pancakes) in the Union Square Greenmarket today, just for the occasion.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Such Heat!

Global warming it is then!  Or perhaps not.  One could argue the point, but who has the energy?  It's just too darn hot.  So, I went out on a hunt for just what one can do in such heat, if one strangely chooses to leave the confines of an air-conditioned space and spend time outdoors, as I attempted yesterday (all in the name of research, as I often say, but this research, alas, didn't involve any calories).

I think this little girl running through the sprinkler in the Union Square playground fountain has the best idea, and certainly won the prize for Appearing to Most Enjoy the Heat (she's not crying, believe me, and watching her dash around in and through that sprinkler with abandon was a riot):
Most everyone else just seemed to slow down, find some shade and do what they would ordinarily do, but with as little movement as possible:
playing chess
playing with toys
wearing costumes and performing childrens' theater, really
finding the shade and grass and just lying there
eating lunch
reading under umbrella
Kindle and iced coffee
And then there were those in great numbers who just didn't seem to understand that it was 95 degrees.  But when you're a tourist, you have to play with the cards you're dealt, and if you really want to see a Broadway show, then you really want to see a Broadway show (and I don't blame them).  I would have been happy to explain the online option for discount tickets if anyone had wanted to listen:
crowd and hours long line at the TKTS booth in Times Square - no shade at all
In the end, who did I most wish to emulate yesterday?  This mom:
back to the water...
Why should only the kids get to have fun while staying cool?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Free Hugs

I'm all in favor of sharing good will toward man (and woman), really.  But this one I just couldn't see my way to steer towards.
On a hot, sticky Saturday in July at Union Square, hurtling towards the subway station with other things on my mind, two pairs of new hiking boots and walking sticks in a large Paragon bag hanging at the end of one arm and a large bag of fresh peaches from the Union Square Greenmarket hanging off the other,  the thought of stopping to get a hug from a total stranger was so far down the list, in fact it wasn't even on the list.  Besides, as my walking companion ventured (he being 21 and honest), "eh, no one looks interesting to hug anyway."  Yikes!

And that was that.  Have a great weekend, all.  Hugs!