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Penn Macaroni Cheese Counter the Sunday Before Christmas

Penn Mac is what everyone calls this place.

While I was in the Strip Districtat the Polish Deli, procuring Pierogies for Polish Christmas Eve,  I walked down Penn Avenue.

This crowd caught my eye.

Shot through the glass with a cell phone as I opted to leave the camera home while I ran last minute errands around town.

All their cheese is excellent.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Yellow.”

Yes, they said they threw us a curveball with the challenge for yellow right in the midst of silver and red and green holiday colors.  No lemons available in the house.

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New York City

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Central Park Taxi Cabs

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Pasta at Eatalyyellow carouselJane’s Carousel Brooklyn

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Looked Like Art to Me

Steve received a gift box of apples from a former colleague.  When he opened the box and placed it on the kitchen table, it looked like art to me. Found art?

Idared, Empire, Golden Delcious, and Winesap.  An orchard from New York.

(my knitted scarf at the bottom, I’d just come home late from school due to my photographing the Winter Concert.)

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So How Do You Feel About Cheesecake?

I ordered a piece of New York Cheesecake when I visited my sister in NYC.  With the fresh fruit on top. A generous amount that contrasted nicely with it.

There is no crust.

I thought it tasted really good and had a smooth texture, satisfying and rich but not too rich or sweet.

Mary said when she took a spoonful,  it felt like she was biting into a block of cream cheese.

Her pastry looked delicious, filled with ricotta.

Here is the piece I ordered and ate, almost to the last bite.

Just wondering how you feel about cheesecake?

My sister-in-law Bobbie has a great recipe I have baked for parties over the years and guests devour it.

That is, if they like cheesecake.

NYC Cheesecake


NYC Tourist Gallery-Dog Lover Sweater, Grand Central I Love NY Tourism Window, Paddington Ad, The Crowd at Rockefeller Center and a Couple More Christmas Windows

One more gallery of New York City.  I’ve been home a week.

By looking at the photographs,  I’m still enjoying the time I had with my sister.

I was a tourist for sure!

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the crowd at Rockefeller Center last Sunday

IMG_0277A fire truck outside St. Patrick Cathedral

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Another Killer Heel in a Store Window

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People like to photograph the Christmas windows.

IMG_0222Giant snowflake dangling above the traffic

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Market in Grand Central

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The train display at the Transit Museum in Grand Central

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Transit Museum Train Display

IMG_0388Trees for Sale on Seventh Ave


PixCell-Deer#24, a Tiffany & Co. Christmas Window, Chestnuts Roasting and Sisters’ Selfie at Trump Tower

“By covering surface of an object with transparent glass beads, the existence of the object itself is replaced by “a husk of light”, and the new vision “the cell of an image” (PixCell) is shown.”  Kohei Nawa   (artist based in Kyoto)

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PixCell-Deer #24 (Taxidermied Deer with artificial crystal glass) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

An eclectic mix of photos from New York City last weekend

Tiffany Windows

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Chestnuts Roasting on Firfth Avenue

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Sisters Selfie at Trump Tower- trying to warm up


Night at the Museum and the Rolled Fondant /Sugar Sculpture

Friday night the Metropolitan Museum of Art is open until nine.

We saw the tree lighting and walked through some of the major exhibits to check out others.

(the Christmas tee is another post, stay tuned) The Holiday Sugar Sculpture of the Museum was fun to see.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art at Night

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the line up of hot dog vendor carts was colorful in the dark

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Because it was raining, I just got the fountains looking like this.  Didn’t want to stand in the rain.

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Information in the center of the lobby. You could smell the magnolias.

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View from an upper window.

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The museum in sugar outside of the cafeteria.

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Credits to the pastry chef Randy Eastman and his assistants.

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I try to keep up with my sister as we head for the subway.  It was still raining.   The magic of wet pavement.


Sea Lion Feeding Time Central Park Zoo

Sunday Central Park Zoo  - Sea Lion Pool at Feeding Time

The photographs can’t really capture the exuberance and energy of these lovely sea lions who were waiting for the keepers to come with their lunch.

“These are not tricks. They are behaviors” one of the zoo workers said.

The sea lions certainly knew it was time to eat.

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The whole time we were there, I was wishing my grandchildren could see the sea lions jump.

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The light changed frequently.

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You can see the sun went behind a cloud.  The one sea lion was talking to the man who was sweeping.
And then the sun came out again as we walked towards Fifth Avenue

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Santa on a Bicycle, Holy Medal Vending Machines, Random Selfie at Rockefeller Tree and Cakes for a Friend

from Sunday December 7, 2014  – New York City   Sixth AvenueIMG_0313

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There are two machines. The one on the right took Euros but was unlit.

A choir was singing O Holy Night and that’s the soloist image on the flat screen.

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Random people taking a selfie in front of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

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Christmas Window Photography by Woman in Blue

Happy Birthday Cakes

Happy Birthday dear friend,  from Magnolia Bakery window on Bleecker Street.  


Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone, But Not Forgotten

Brother Michael’s photograph is on the wall at Rocco’s Pasticceria down on Bleecker Street.

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Brother Michael LaMantia served “51 years as a brother in the Scalabrini Order and nearly 40 years at the parish in the heart of Greenwich Village.”

(Our Lady of Pompeii Church is across the street from Rocco’s.  My sister says there is a memorial to Brother Michael in the church.

Before Brother Michael passed in 2013, he gave the Pasticceria this statue of Saint Rocco.  Brother Michael is Gone, But Not Forgotten. 

Thanks to Krista Evans for this challenge

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Rocco's Pasticceria

Rocco’s on Bleecker Street.

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For the story of Saint Rocco you can check out the link in this post from the Saint Rocco Festival in Pittsburgh

Franco (posing for me with a cheesecake below) is the one who showed me Brother Michael’s prayer card on the wall at Rocco’s and told me that Brother Michael had given the Saint Rocco Statue to the store. Franco has been at Rocco’s for more than thirty years!

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Here is Franco posing for me with a cheesecake.  Mary and I stopped in Saturday night for a coffee and pastry after a nice day at Galleries and Target First Night at the Brooklyn Museum. 


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