Fantastic historical resources, and where to find them

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

For anyone who appreciates historical photography, graphics and maps, here are resources to get lost in. These two collections house more than 100,000 digitized images for research and personal use.






Poppins, Potter and Piglet are in play too

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Feeling nostalgic for childhood? Take a trip to NYPL’s exhibit, The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter. It’s free, it’s fun – there’s Poppins, Potter, Piglet and a host of other beloved characters waiting for you.











Bundling 2013: My year end review

Friday, December 27th, 2013

I fended off posting about selfies (except as the Word of the Year) and Obamacare, and many other top stories of 2013, and opted for the more offbeat and down-to-earth. Find out if I brought something new to some familiar and not-so-familiar topics in my 2013 year end wrap.











A mashup of Wild Things, Stinky Cheese, Charlotte and Pooh too

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

A trip down the memory lane of children’s books is the focus of the new exhibition at the New York Public Library. I found the Wild Things, Pooh, and the Stinky Cheese Man too in the mix. It’s an exhibit well worth several trips.











Noshing in New York

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

How do New Yorkers lunch? The New York Public Library’s latest exhibit shares the lunch habits of New Yorkers over the past century, from the legendary Automat to the influx food trucks. It’s a creative hour.











Support your local library: National Library Week

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

TweetAs many of the curious g readers know, I’m a big fan and supporter of the New York Public Library (NYPL). I’ve shared my passions in What stretches 88 miles with 87 branches? and Building Patience and Fortitude: One Lego at a time. It’s not only what the NYPL has to offer in terms of […]






Threefer: Art, art and more art

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

TweetWhat’s around town for exhibit enthusiasts? Take a look. **************** Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting @ The Morgan Library & Museum Through 29 january 2012 [Free Friday admission from 7pm – 9pm] In addition to its acclaimed collection of Medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, the Morgan is also home to important Islamic manuscripts dating from […]






2011: In review

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Tweet“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein How about that – Einstein and I have something in common. Some of the most interesting finds I made in 2011 were random – and local – discovered while walking around the city. As the world struggles through economic challenges, political uprisings and […]






Building Patience and Fortitude: One Lego at a time

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

TweetThose of you who follow the curious g know that I’m a huge fan of the New York Public Library (NYPL) – and Legos. Post-Thanksgiving Day, I usually take a walk uptown to check out the holiday decorations and store windows before the sidewalks get oh-so crowded. At the main branch of the NYPL @ […]






What stretches 88 miles with 87 branches?

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

TweetAs some of the curious g readers may know, I am a huge fan of the New York Public Library (NYPL). It’s a fabulous system and a wonderful resource that is readily available to New Yorkers in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island. (Brooklyn and Queens have their own branch library systems, more on that […]