Monday, December 28, 2015
Record highs of 20C and 15C on Christmas Eve and Christmas day respectively did not stop us getting into the Christmas spirit. Xave admitted he was relieved to see that Santa came as he knew that he had sometimes been naughty during the year.
Posted by monica/paul at 7:47 AM
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Unseasonably mild here thanks to El Nino, with warmest Nov. & Dec. on record, getting down to freezing only one night (11/24) so far. With no sign of snow on the horizon, it's shaping up as a repeat of the winters in 2011-2 and 2012-3, though there's plenty of snow out West with fear of avalanches. There's a thick fog tonight in NYC and LaGuardia is shut down - ugh! Even forecast 20 deg C and wet on Friday in NYC. But we are still getting into the holiday spirit!
Posted by monica/paul at 9:47 PM
Monday, December 21, 2015
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Friday, December 18, 2015
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Look at this! Another amazing feat by Odell Beckham Jnr. for the Giants in Monday night's game vs. the Dolphins in Miami. For a touchdown to count off a pass, you have to catch the ball with both feet on the ground with in the field of play (inside the white line)
Posted by monica/paul at 10:05 PM
Saturday, December 12, 2015
We just returned from a week in Italy and on the recommendation of www.milantransfer.com we decided to visit the Piedmont region in the North West of the country, over by the French Alps and an area we had not been to before. After flying into Milan, we spent the first 4 nights at the "Stra" farm stay on a vineyard near a village called Novello, about 50 miles south of Turin.
Posted by monica/paul at 5:48 AM
Friday, December 11, 2015
UPPER EAST SIDE — Police continue to block off parts of East 63rd Street to traffic and pedestrians three days after bricks rained down onto the roadway from a building under construction. A wall of bricks tumbled off the facade of 340 E. 64th St., near First Avenue, and onto East 63rd Street on Monday at around the same time as Monica & Xavi walk up 63rd to go to swimming, and while no was hurt during the incident, East 63rd Street, from York to Second avenue, and First Avenue, from East 62nd to East 64th streets, remains closed until the city determines they're safe for pedestrians, according to a Department of Buildings spokesman. The building was undergoing renovation at the time, including work on its facade, roof and terraces, according to DOB records.
Posted by monica/paul at 8:13 PM
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
UPPER EAST SIDE — A wall of bricks tumbled off the front of a building on the Upper East Side and crashed onto East 63rd Street, leaving part of First Avenue closed Tuesday, officials said. The avenue was temporarily shut down to traffic from East 59th Street to East 64th Street. The bricks were still strewn across the roadway after falling from the face of 340 E. 64th St., just off First Avenue, about 10:40 p.m., officials said.
Posted by monica/paul at 8:34 PM