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To the Morgan, for a Private Tour

As president of the alumni association of his school, Ed goes to a lot of St. Lawrence functions. This one — an event at the Morgan for interns spending a semester in New York — had the potential to be useful […]

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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 […]

outings, travel

Saratoga Apple

Some of the best apple cider donuts you’ll ever taste in your life are made on an apple orchard in Schuylerville, N.Y., about 10 miles outside of Saratoga Springs. If you are in the area, it’s a must-do. As can […]

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A Visit to Stokes Farm

It wouldn’t be fall without a trip to a farm for pumpkin patches and cider doughnuts. This year, we head to Stokes Farm in Old Tappan.    There are goats to feed. And llamas to pet. And boards to pose […]

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Walkway Over the Hudson

I can’t believe this bridge has been open as long as it has and I had yet to walk over it. Everyone should experience it. The views are stunning. My walk-date was Janet! So beautiful. More info: Walkway over the […]

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A Visit to Storm King

What a magical place. I can’t believe this is our first time here. We met Katie and Tom — and Otis, of course — for a nice morning of wandering around. Sea change. This thing is so cool. Sea Change, […]

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Farewell, Megan!

lohudfood said farewell to Megan with an appropriate send-off at Dunne’s Pub in White Plains. (Here’s Megan’s farewell column: lohudfood says farewell to Megan.) Somehow Brum, who was next to Carucha, did not make it into this photo?! It’s been […]

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Bowling with lohud!

A few friends from our staff took to the lanes Wednesday night, at the (newish) Bowlmor in White Plains. It was a lot of fun! Even though I didn’t do so well! Related posts: Barrel-Aged Negroni for Cocktail Hour Full […]

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What a Painting!

With the weather being so stinking hot, Ed and I have taken to walking inside the building instead of outside. One of the discoveries we’ve made along its hallways is this super-cool painting. We think it’s original to the IBM […]

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Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Another hot day, and this one raining. So instead of the pool, we head to an attraction: the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Jellyfish! Sharks! Stingrays! And some very cool frogs, too. First step, the seal show! Then, off to pet […]

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Boscobel, Yesterday and Today

Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now, Boscobel’s summer 2016 exhibit, pitted modern 21rst-century Hudson Valley furniture designers against the classic 19th century Federalist architecture — all within the same space. The home was moved from its original location in Cortlandt […]