Popular Building

There are always people stopping at the corner of Grove and Bedford Streets to photograph this building which appears in the opening credits of the tv show F•r•i•e•n•d•s.

I posted it five years ago with Anna and Erika in front when they visited NYC

Quirky Museums

Years ago I bought my sister a book.

The Cockroach Hall of Fame and 101 Other Off-the-Wall Museums by Sandra Gurvis.

This past week when I was visiting Mary, I photographed the cover and peeked inside. She had post-its, handwritten notes (such as the addition of The Jell-O Museum in Leroy, New York) inside the covers, ticket stubs and newspaper clippings about other museums she’s come across.

Do you know anyone else who has been to the National Mustard Museum in Middleton Wisconsin?

Then we went to get coffee and a cardamom bun. Would you believe we walked right by the Museum of Illusions in an old bank on 8th Avenue as we walked to 14th Street? It’s only been there since 2017 so is not in the book.

Yes, there is a Hearing Aids Museum in Kent, Ohio.

When checking the newspaper clippings my sister clipped and added to the book, I stumbled upon a link about controversy when the Museum of Chinese in America reopened last summer 2021.

The Cookie Jar Museum founded by Lucille Bromberek of Lemont Illinois is now closed

Hearing Aids Museum in Kent, Ohio article
A ticket stub from The Tenement Museum
I love that the book is so well used
The Museum of Illusions in NYC on 8th Ave

My friend Randi told me about the Spam Museum in Minnesota. Also called the Guggenham. Don’t worry if you’re not in the neighborhood. There are free virtual tours!

If I’d stayed longer, I would have looked up more of the museums and posted their status.

Balloons on Hudson Street

Happy Passover. Eappy Easter
from Big Head Balloons

On the way to the parking garage as I was leaving town, luggage in hand….I had to stop and take a photo.

There is a Balloon Banksy at work (although the article says he’s retired) Joel Klein has been in the ballon biz for more than 40 years and runs Big Head Balloons and you can see his creations on Instagram bigheadballoons.

Parked by the School

Another sign of Spring. A Mister Softee Truck

“Mister Softee was founded by William Conway and James Conway in 1956 in Philadelphia and is one of the largest franchisers of soft ice cream in the United States”

School was about to let out but we were long gone