“Travels to a Different Time” : 15March2001: New York City: The Wonders of Central Park

For the trip to Toronto Pearson Airport paid a bit extra for limo service. I have had bad luck with airport taxis. On my last trip to Boston when returning home from Toronto Pearson Airport I had an airport taxi that stalled at each stop. And before that a driver that took me towards HamiltonContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 15March2001: New York City: The Wonders of Central Park”

“Travels to a Different Time: 19March2000: New York City: Screwed Over by the Bank, Mozart and Patsy’s

Continental breakfast of bagels, crumpets, juice and tasteless New York City coffee. The ATM machine advised me I had no funds available to make a cash withdrawal. I had to phone my bank in Toronto and find out what was going on. In error they had cleared a postdated cheque Two hours later I finallyContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time: 19March2000: New York City: Screwed Over by the Bank, Mozart and Patsy’s”

“Travels to a Different Time” New York City: March 18, 2000: Dynamite Cuban Food! Times Square Hustlers

Up at 7:45 for a shave and shower in a huge marble bathroom. Continental breakfast buffet in the lobby restaurant “Coach House”. My goodness coffee in New York City so far has been mediocre. Fruit juices and bagels. Out on the streets at 10:45. Off on the subway to Times Square. Full of small-town touristsContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” New York City: March 18, 2000: Dynamite Cuban Food! Times Square Hustlers”

New York City: March 17,2000: Manhattan Mix-Up: Hopefully That Hair is not a Pubic One!

Up at 06:00 for a 09:00 flight from Toronto to New York City on Air Canada. Had unexpected guests the night before so was not terribly perky for the early morning get up and go. Through US Customs quickly a nice change for once. Uneventful flight. A muffin or Danish and a cup of coffee.Continue reading New York City: March 17,2000: Manhattan Mix-Up: Hopefully That Hair is not a Pubic One!

RKS Film: “End of The Line”: New York City Transportation System Teeters on Dysfunctionality

The documentary “End of The Line” presents the City of New York’s transportation system under the control of the MTA. The subway system is teetering on the edge unable to complete capital spending projects, political infighting and suffering from huge COVID ridership decline. Having visited so many times over the past 5 decades the subwayContinue reading “RKS Film: “End of The Line”: New York City Transportation System Teeters on Dysfunctionality”

“Travels to a Different Time” : 17/18 May 1975: New York City: Off to Vienna!

Again on the midnight bus from Montreal to New York City. Sitting next to a tubby guy with bad body odour who tried to strike up a conversation to no avail. Through customs was quick and at the Saratoga Springs rest stop I have never seen the restaurant so busy at 3 in the morning.Continue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 17/18 May 1975: New York City: Off to Vienna!”

Travels to A Different Time: Getting to Athens From Toronto: June 10th 1971

June 10, 1971, Montreal and New York City: All this adventure started on June 10th, 1971. I finished writing my last examination which was in science and rushed home on my bicycle. I arrived home at 11:30 and my mom and I finished our last bit of packing which at this point was looking asContinue reading “Travels to A Different Time: Getting to Athens From Toronto: June 10th 1971”