A drink at O’Hara’s, NYC

Kind of strange that for all my wanderings in New York City, I never found myself in O’Hara’s, which is located near the World Trade Center site. At last I stopped in here for a drink.


For all the emergency responders, this place is a site of pilgrimage as it was a refuge on that terrible September day. At present, you’ll find patches and memorabilia posted on the wall from all over the world. The staff is friendly, the drinks reliable. Enjoy, but perhaps with a slightly heavy heart.

Published in: on May 22, 2016 at 6:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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There’s a key for every lock, or so the saying goes. I found literally thousands of keys welded into a giant work of art covering the outside of a locksmith shop on 7th Avenue in New York City. Here’s a close up:


Surely catches the eye and advertises at the same time. ¬†Imagine all the keys you’ve had over the years. Probably a couple of hundred. Anyway, put them to good use, lock something up!

Published in: on March 20, 2016 at 10:23 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Glimpse of the past…

New York City has the habit of tearing things down and building new on a regular basis. Nonetheless, in various places you can still find a glimpse into the past, such as this private mews with row houses intact:


That’s quite a nice space in there, giving a view to how NYC might have looked more than a hundred years ago. Don’t forget to stop and check things out. Enjoy the journey.

Published in: on March 18, 2016 at 12:40 pm  Comments (2)  
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French Cannoli w/Almonds

Been a long time since I posted about Rocco’s Pastry Shop on Bleeker Street in New York City. Regular readers of The Bent Page might remember this place has been a favorite of mine since 1986. Wow, closing in on 30 years of pastry and coffee. At any rate, stopped in recently and enjoyed a wonderful French cannoli with almonds as seen below:

French cannoli with almonds at Rocco's Pastry Shop, NYC.

French cannoli with almonds at Rocco’s Pastry Shop, NYC.

That, my friends, is a delicious pastry. Of course, Rocco’s makes many more delectable desserts and coffees. It’s hard to resist and worth busting the diet. Enjoy every meal!