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Sunday in Morristown

  With Jessica’s training in Bridgewater, we decided to drive her down there and make a day of it. Brunch in Morristown seemed the perfect destination. Turns out, a lot of people like to do Sunday brunch in Morristown. We […]

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A Walk through the Viera Wetlands

Not 10 minutes from our hotel is a wonderful nature preserve, the Viera Wetlands. It was the perfect place for an early morning walk. Look at all the birds!          Amazing! Pink ones!    Alligators are best observed from the […]

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Florida Lunch

A rooftop lunch, and a walk around the little village of Cocoa, Florida. A very nice break from our Destinate work. Suzy and Annette in the wind. Windy. The downtown is cute. Afterwards, a coffeeshop work session. Palm trees. I’m not […]

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Sam Goes Ice Skating

What a day! Samantha got up on ice skates for the first time! We headed to Bear Mountain on a very cold and windy day. Turns out, this was best, because it kept the crowds away, and there was plenty […]

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Rockland Lake Walk

Rockland Lake on a misty morning. A good walk. Related posts: Rockland Lake Walk A Walk at the Lake A Snowy Walk at the Lake More Biking: 16 Miles to Rockland Lake and Back

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The Centennial of Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers — author, playwright, tragic figure — would have turned 100 years old this year. She spent more 20 years living in a house on Broadway in Nyack, where she wrote some of her best-known works, including Member of […]

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Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn

A cemetery to the famous. And the not-so-famous. Green-Wood, a historic landmark, is home to the resting places of such notables as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Horace Greeley and Leonard Bernstein. At least those were the three we chose to visit. You […]

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Broadway Nights: Sunset Boulevard

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a night at the theater with Boo. Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close was a treat. She alone was worth it. I started with a Manhattan in Manhattan, at Brasserie Athenee. Grilled shrimp.  Pretty […]

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A Visit to the Archives of The Record

The Record has a rich and long history, and has chronicled the history of North Jersey for more than 150 years. The archives are meticulously organized, and stored at the printing facility in Rockaway. We paid the archive a visit, […]

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Bear Mountain Zoo and Trailside Museum

This is the second time in recent memory we’ve visited the Trailside Museum and Zoo at Bear Mountain. I said it then and I’ll say it again: what a treasure! And this time, we got to see the bears, too! But […]

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Tappan Zee Bridge in Progress

Seen from my walk along the Esposito Rail Trail. It’s really coming along! Related posts: Left Coast Lifter on the Tappan Zee Bridge Looking Up at the Tappan Zee Bridge Superstructure A Foggy Commute Across the Tappan Zee Bridge A […]

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The Tree at Rockefeller Center

Here’s our annual trip to see the tree. A nice one this year, to be sure! Selfie with Irene. Tree and ice skaters. Sam and Hunna. Les Dorkages. Confetti and broken cups from last’s revelry. Happy New Year! Related posts: BDoF: […]

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To MoMA, for Design and Art

As has been our custom over the past few years, we headed to Manhattan on New Year’s morning, for a little sightseeing and lunch. This year, we added the Museum of Modern Art to our itinerary. Greg was interested in […]

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Lunch on Arthur Avenue

What a wonderful, warm winter day to visit Arthur Avenue! We walked over from the New York Botanical Garden — and almost stopped to slurp a few raw clams at Cosenza’s.  Decided against it, though, in favor of wood-fired pizza […]

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A Winter’s Walk

A nice walk through Oak Hill Cemetery, toward sunset on one of the shortest days of the year. Pretty!          Related posts: Rockland Lake Walk Lunch and a Walk with Sam A Lazy Sunday and a Walk A […]

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Visiting Herman Miller

  The new Herman Miller flagship store is rather more like a home than a retail space. A foyer of sorts welcomes you, then you make your way along an avenue that opens into rooms; an office, a living room, a […]

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Design Within Reach Opens in Paramus

A celebration of a new studio opening, and this time, we were invited! As longtime SCF fans know, Greg now works for DWR, as a copywriter in the marketing department. He helped with a lot of the signage for this […]

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Our New Route

After years — years! — of walking at The Journal News office building in Westchester, it was time to plot out a new route at the new office. Here, Ed plots. We will keep you apprised on this important update. […]

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Havana Nights at Church

Our parish’s annual fundraising party, and this year, the theme was Havana Nights. The church was decked out in tropical decorations, and people dressed — as best they could on a chilly night — as 1950s Cuba. My favorite item […]

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Trick or Treat! Happy Hallowen!

Sam and the neighborhood friends, out on a mission: Costumes and candy. I’d say the evening was a success. Sam was Officer Judy Hopps, from her favorite movie, Zootopia. “It’s called a hustle, sweetheart!” #zootopia A video posted by Liz […]

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Halloween Party at Megan’s

A post-parade party! Happy to be invited to a party where we caught up with old friends — and made new ones, too. Happy Halloween! Related posts: Our Little Monkey Heads to the Halloween Parade Nyack Halloween Parade Halloween at […]

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Nyack Halloween Parade

The 2016 Nyack Halloween Parade did not disappoint. A rendition of Nighthawks. A tribute to Gene Wilder, complete with Oompa Loompas. And all the usual creative costumes of everyone, even the spectators. Jessica, Sadie and Henry! The Colonel! Nighthawks: Henry, […]

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Bluefield Farm in Blauvelt

Bluefield Farm, where SCF’s friend Joy grows acres of beautiful flowers, had an open-house day. We wouldn’t have missed it for the world! A look around: Big barn — — with an upstairs game room: Yes. Goats. And chickens. Hunna […]

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The Schuyler House

A Hamilton-obsessed girl can not take a trip to Saratoga and skip seeing the Schuyler House. So we made it happen. Here, Philip Schuyler ran his gentleman’s farm.  We weren’t allowed to take photos inside, but here are Suzy and […]