Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Illustration by  Lindsey Frances

Illustration by Lindsey Frances

Things that happened this week:

For a President who literally doesn’t work, he still manages to threaten a new basic human right every week (and Fox News can’t get enough).

The Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting is heartbreaking in every single way, and sadly so very American.

Surprising no one, Silicon Valley parents are terrible.

Things to do in New York this week:

There is a great maps exhibit at the New York Transit Museum, on display until September 2019 so you have some time.

This weekend is the opening of Canstruction at Brookfield Place—here are my photos from 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The New York City Marathon is this Sunday—here’s how to prepare if you’re in it, where to cheer on the runners or which streets to avoid.

Things I’ve discovered recently:

Jerry Seinfeld is the number one celebrity I’m dying to see on the streets of New York, and this interview made me love him even more.

Aren’t we all just fifty-eight weasels in a trench coat?

After years of searching for the perfect black oxford, I think I finally found it.

My second Halloween as Grandmother’s Predictions was a rousing success, and David even joined in on the fun as Grandma’s Coney Island neighbor, Zoltar. We rode the subway, marched in the Village Halloween Parade, shopped at Duane Reade and were interviewed for the local New York news. Despite missing half of October, I still feel like I’m satisfied with my Halloween celebrations but maybe that’s because in my apartment it’s basically Halloween year-round.

This weekend David and I are headed to Ithaca for his son’s parents’ weekend and I’m already thinking about the beautiful fall foliage and diner breakfasts in my near future. I had my first day of jury duty yesterday and if I get picked it looks like I might be settling in at the court house for a few weeks. This is my first-ever jury duty so I’m still kind of fascinated by the process, and hopefully I’ll have a lot of time to smash my reading challenge for the year. Have a great weekend!

Civil War Tails

Civil War Tails

Manhattan Cemeteries

Manhattan Cemeteries