Posted: May 6th, 2015 | Filed under: The Bronx
The MLS NYCFC vs. Seattle Sounders at Yankee Stadium on May 3:
The cadence of the “NYC-FC!” chant sort of sounds like “NY CFC!” You think people are rooting for New York Chlorofluorocarbons.
The layout of the field (pitch?) is odd, and they actually add sod to the infield for each game:
Then celebrating on River Avenue afterward — this was a loss, mind you, and one where the Sounders basically dismantled the defense — who knows what would it have looked like had they won:
Posted: March 30th, 2015 | Filed under: Manhattan
While browsing the inventory of personalized souvenir magnets at Grand Slam New York in Times Square we found this one, which I was surprised they still make, given the name’s current connotation:
Posted: March 17th, 2015 | Filed under: Out Of Town, Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx
At some point in your life you visit many, many zoos. Here are some recent visits to zoos and aquariums along the East Coast.
The Philadelphia Zoo is the oldest in the U.S. They have a wonderful primate facility where you can get real close and gawk:
Across the river in Camden is the Adventure Aquarium, which used to be owned by the state but which was unloaded to a private entity about ten years ago. There’s a fun shark tunnel there:
In Sarasota, the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium has a great manatee exhibit and a rarely-in-captivity dolphin (which is only there because it was injured and can’t be in the wild):
Closer to home, there is the grand Bronx Zoo:
The Queens Zoo is a great little zoo — and I don’t think “little” is a pejorative: there’s something to the idea that a visit to the zoo doesn’t have to be this exhausting day-long slog. The Queens Zoo focuses on animals of the Americas, as well, which is a cool curatorial take. The Buckminster Fuller dome/aviary is a hoot, too:
Finally, the Staten Island Zoo makes for a fun trip to the island. The nursery there is fun to see:
Also, Staten Island Chuck, who takes down mayors: