Sunday, August 29, 2010

We stayed in the City again this weekend as Paul has to go to Montreal for a conference on Monday morning. It was back to summer with beautiful weather, fine and mid 20's C, after a cool, wet week with >100 mm rain.

Saturday we went up to the Riverdale neighborhood in the Bronx, the 'upper north shore' of NYC, to visit "Wave Hill", an historic house on 28 acres on the Hudson (pic 1 &2) . Many famous people have lived there, including Mark Twain who rented it 1901-1903. While up that way we visited the Bronx Museum which has had a photographic display from the civil rights era to commemorate the 47th anniversary this week of Martin Luther King's "I had a dream" speech.

Sunday we went on a 30 km bike ride along the waterfront, first stop Williamsburg for a Sydney-standard cappuccino at Bluebottle Grinders (pic 4) then later on a pizza at Olio (in Top 3 of NYC pizzerias) in the West Village.

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