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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

This is Fashion Month in New York

Late afternoon sky from Soho. 5:30 PM. Photo: JH. Today is the unofficial yet official of the opening of New York Fashion Week, with the FIT Museum Couture Council Luncheon at Lincoln Center where...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mother nature rules ...

Looking north along Mercer Street. 4:30 PM. Photo: JH. Tuesday, September 2, 2014. After one of the most pleasant summers in memory (June through August), yesterday Mother Nature delivered us an...Read the Full Story

Friday, August 29, 2014

The final holiday weekend

Evening glow. 7:45 PM. Photo: JH. Friday, August 29, 2014. Bright, sunny, and not as humid as the weatherman had led us to expect in New York yesterday. By early evening there was even a gentle...Read the Full Story

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Life's a merry-go-round

Trash can on a street corner. 4:00 PM. Photo: JH. Thursday, August 28, 2014. Very warm, humid weather, the last couple of days in New York. Temperatures in the low 80s, feels like the mid-90s. But...Read the Full Story

Friday, August 22, 2014

Kind of our “vacation” time

All is quiet on Christopher Street. 10:15 PM. Photo: JH. Friday, August 22, 2014 . Another beautiful Summer day in New York. Is this really true? I was home most of the day working deadline. Late in...Read the Full Story

Monday, August 18, 2014

In the name of a summer break

A view from Watch Hill, Rhode Island, where Ellen Glendinning Fraser Ordway and her family spent a number of summers in the 1930s and '40s. Photo: JH. August 18, 2014. Warm and beautiful Summer...Read the Full Story

Thursday, August 14, 2014

What we’re looking toward now

Post sunset sky. 8:40 PM. Photo: JH. Thursday, August 16, 2014. Rains promised, dark clouds blocked out the Sun all day Tuesday. Rains came Tuesday night but barely. Somehow the great rains passed by...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Losses and Gains

Deli flowers. 9:00 PM. Photo: Jeff Hirsch. Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Cloudy and warm yesterday with occasional light rain beginning in the late afternoon and continuing off and on throughout the...Read the Full Story

Monday, August 11, 2014

Weekend Wedding Bliss

The Full Moon from 71st and Lexington. 9:31 PM. Photo: Jeff Hirsch. Monday, August 11, 2014. A very warm, sunny weekend in New York . The city is wonderful right now with the perfect weather and the...Read the Full Story

Friday, August 8, 2014

A Wonderful Time with Slim Aarons

Slim Aarons. Bedford, NY. 8/6/03. Photo: Jeff Hirsch. On a weekday in August 2003, eleven years ago this week , JH and I, and Chris Meigher , the owner/publisher of Quest magazine where I have served...Read the Full Story

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Changing Fashion

Sisters working in tandem at the Farmer's Market. 2:00 PM. Photo: JH. Thursday, August 7, 2014. Warm sunny day in New York. Traffic in midtown was relatively light, and it seemed to me, the sidewalks...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A picture worth a thousand words

Central Park. 3:00 PM. Photo: JH. Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Very warm yesterday in the mid-80s with humidity, with temperatures cooling to the comfort zone by early evening. Rainstorms predicted in...Read the Full Story

Monday, August 4, 2014

Sunshine and Cloudiness

Cloud coverage. 6:14 PM. Photo: JH. Monday, August 4, 2014. Another beautiful summer weekend. There was sunshine, some cloudiness and some rains that came in the wee hours so we woke up to clean...Read the Full Story

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rare moments

8:30 PM. Photo: JH. Thursday, July 31, 2014. Amazing. Another beautiful Summer day in New York with temperatures in the mid-70s, lots of sunshine, no humidity, and a wonderful day to be walking in...Read the Full Story