thursday in the hood

I saw my doctor a week or so back,
her offices are in the Weill Cornell Medical Center
on East 61st Street.
Every time I leave there
walk west to head back to the office or home
I pass these

And I wonder about this place, 
I mean this small Colonial house
The Mount Vernon Hotel & Museum
With benches
And little gardens
and sweet spring flowers
Sits within sight of the 59th Street Bridge
Want to learn more about The Mount Vernon Hotel?
Click here

Click'en the pix, they should embiggen .. and I only 'signed' one.


  1. Therein lies the magic of photography. The space outside of the photo varies from person to person.

  2. Can you even imagine living without a camera? I can't. I absolutely love this set of shots....beautiful!

  3. Beautiful photos and such a
    nice tour . I would sit on that
    bench.. absolutely.!!

  4. FINALLY! I finally found the signature in the very last place I looked!

    What a beautiful oasis of calm in the heart of the city, lucky you for getting to visit it.

  5. I'm about to learn more by clicking...but next time, to be closer to your doctor, you should stay there and experience it! :)

  6. 1799 is such a long time ago. I would love to spend some time there.

  7. You have your own language, you know, and it's very funny. Clicken and Embiggen almost sounds like the name of an all-you-can-eat chicken restaurant...or what that be clucken and embiggen..

    Anyway, those steps are gorgeous as is the rest of the place. I'll have to clicken on the link and find out more. Maybe it will embiggen my brain.

  8. that's one of the wonders of NYC
    walk a little and it's a new world

    beautiful shots

  9. I had no idea there's a hotel museum in NYC. Have you ever been inside?

  10. Could have fooled me. Doesn't look like NYC!

    and about the Palais Royal. Maybe there is a shoe store inthe arcade. VERY PRICEY, hope you got your sandals on sale, girl. There's a GLOVE shop that I've featured on the blog. To die for.

  11. Another spot on my "must see" list for my next visit to the Apple.

  12. So unexpected to find something so colonial right in NYC!

  13. Took me a while to find the sig too. It wasn't where I would have expected to find it.

    This walk probably does as much good as the doc for whatever it is you were there for.

  14. It's beautiful. One more place to add to my list of places to see when I go back to NY!

  15. It looks like a nice little oasis amid the urban hustle.

  16. Hmmm... Yet another place I one day want to visit.

  17. How lovely! I've never seen this spot before, and will check it out next time I'm in the area.

  18. How cute and quaint! I could sit there all day.

  19. What a wonderful little piece of heaven in the middle of NYC. Off to find your signature!

  20. What lovely pictures! I would love to visit NYC but am afraid no one would understand a word I would say since I'm a West Virginian y'all.

  21. Oh, I want to stay there. I want to walk where so many people have walked before me...and sit on the bench and let the early spring sunshine warm my face. Thanks for a lovely post.

  22. That's really interesting. You'd think the place was in Louisiana or maybe the Carolinas, and then you see the bridge...

  23. New York is a wonderland. Thanks for guiding us to cool places...

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