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Journeys in New York – Summer in the City of Welcomes

So, there came a point when I decided to spend a summer in New York. It was not going to be a holiday. I had a detailed plan of research for my next book. The whole project involved a lot … Continue reading

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Journeys in New York – Flushing Meadows to Broadway – Hi, simply Hi

What a week it was! Artists Without Walls is an exhilarating experience for anyone interested in the arts, whether a spectator or a practitioner, or indeed, both. The group get together once a month at the Cell Theatre, West 23rd … Continue reading

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Journeys in New York – Charles Dickens and the Ghosts of Times Past

I had good reason, for the purposes of research, to apply for access to the Berg Collection of English and American Literature at New York Public Library. I arrived on the designated morning with library card, passport, laptop, and a … Continue reading

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Journeys in New York – The Mosaic Man, East Village

The East Village in NYC is an exciting and vibrant place, full of fashionable boutiques, small bakeries, pubs, restaurants, ice-cream parlours, yoga teachers and bookshops (one of which opens until 12 at night!). Walking along St Mark’s Place, you can’t … Continue reading

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Journeys in New York – a museum, a history lesson, and the red carpet

A visit to the Museum of the City of New York was well-worth the walk from the metro station at East 103rd street. I was invited to attend an evening of talks there, but they didn’t begin until 6pm, so … Continue reading

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Journeys in New York – lullaby to ‘the tenements’ 1913

‘The tenements’ – what does the term mean? In 1913 Dublin was literally teeming with poverty-stricken people, many of whom  were crowded into ‘the tenements’, their destitution made so much worse by the Lockout. Some, like Rashers Tierney in Strumpet … Continue reading

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Journeys in New York – the underground The underground in New York City – a beehive of activity where you’ll find everything from extraordinary musicians who play hard for your attention, to people huddling in corners trying to get some … Continue reading

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Journeys in New York – light in the window

Mosaic light shop, East 6th Street, NYC. Magic!

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Journeys in New York – bird heaven in the middle of the city

82 degrees in the sun today, but hail, rain, snow or sun, the birds are fed and watered by the people of the neighbourhood in this beautiful little community garden on East 6th Street, NYC.

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Journeys in New York – a little piece of art

‘Talk to me cuz I’m lonely’ – a striking piece of art that says so much about life in a a very busy world. Is the mask speaking, or was the artist saying something?

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