Posts Categorized: New York City

There’s a Place For Us

For a few years I’ve been noticing three notes that play out on some NYC subway lines as the train leaves the station (you hear them on some 2, 4 and 5 lines). A NYT article uncovered what they are. When the subway brakes are engaged, they sing the first three notes of “There’s a… Read more »

Story in the Round with Amy Grant & Ashley Cleveland

New York! The Story in the Round show is coming to town on February 12. Join me, Amy Grant, and Ashley Cleveland for an evening of stories and songs. Wait. What am I doing? Singing? Dancing? Worse? For those, like me, who weren’t familiar with the “in the round” concept–basically it means we each take… Read more »

new frog discovered in NYC!

I like the sound of our newly discovered leopard frog who lives in Staten Island. Have you met him? He was on BBC today with his nice croaking. Looks identical to other frogs but he has a weird croak. But why are they surprised? NYC  is filled with people who look identical to other people but who have a… Read more »

Instagram of the Week: Neon Signs

Almost exactly to the day, one hundred and sixteen years ago, in a laboratory in London, two British chemists did an experiment that would transform New York City. On June 12, 1898 they discovered neon. From 1920 neon became a fixture in the city. Visible even in daylight, people would stop and stare at the… Read more »

Instagram of the Week: Someday Is Today

I saw this poster near the subway and knew I had to take a photo of it. It’s something I need reminding of every single day. I probably need it plastered to my wall. Wait. No. My head. How about you? How many of us have said: “I’ll start that project…someday.” “Someday, I’m going to… Read more »

Your True Voice

When my 14-year-old niece EP was visiting from the UK last month, she took a singing lesson. (Here’s a picture of a singing lesson from the olden days. I put it here because I like the singing lady’s hat. Our lesson obviously looked nothing like this thank goodness.) The teacher is a friend of mine… Read more »

Instagram of the Week: Tulips

“See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” Matthew 6:28-29 Follow Sally on Instagram.

How To Be A New Yorker

As a New Yorker (trained in unwritten rules and codes of conduct without even realizing it), I do not need NYC BASIC TIPS AND ETIQUETTE. But I wonder. Might you? If you are visiting New York it will come in very handy. And save you from embarrassment. (Indeed, if you master these etiquette tips, you… Read more »

Beauty is for Everyone

When you walk through Central Park you feel like you’ve have escaped out of the city into the countryside—you are surrounded by natural beauty. Except that it’s not. Natural, I mean. The space where Central Park was built was originally a “pestilential, rocky swamp.” The natural beauty of Central Park is completely designed—to seem as… Read more »