Just a self-trained home cook in an 8' x 12' kitchen honing his craft…

‘N’ is for News

(and that’s with a capital ‘N’)!

(To keep this page open, right-click on the photos and open them in a new window. When finished, just close them and you’ll be back here. The photos are well worth a look, I think!)

Last August when the temperatures were soaring in the mid-90’s and the a/c was cranking for all it was worth, it was hard to think when we took the trip we planned, it would be a minimum of 4 layers of long undies, sweaters, leather clothes, hats, scarves, gloves, etc., etc., just to walk 4 doors away to breakfast….but as the temperature topped out @ 32˚…..

We left as scheduled on Dec. 11 @ 8:45(surprise, surprise, Delta was on time) and by 12:00 noon were in Manhattan. We were actually so on-time, our hotel room wasn’t ready yet.

This was a trip with a purpose and this was it:
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I suppose this would be the 'official' wedding portrait.

I suppose this would be the ‘official’ wedding portrait.

Killing time before the vows.

A few shots between the issuance of the license and the ceremony with our witness.

Our new Peruvian friends, Nimfa & Yeffrey who live in Jersey.

Our new Peruvian friends, Nimfa & Yeffrey who live in Jersey.

The happy & soon-to-be-newlyweds.

The happy & soon-to-be-newlyweds.

Our officiant, Jaime Chirichella.

Our officiant, Jaime Chirichella.

A couple of hours later, exhausted and trying to warm up in our room.

A couple of hours later, exhausted and trying to warm up in our room.

So, that’s the news. Now if you’d like to see a few more shots form the trip, here they are.

ralston admiring the giant LED lights along 5th Ave.

ralston admiring the giant LED lights along 5th Ave.

Another view; notice the temperature at the tip of the red bulb. It was windy, too!

Another view; notice the temperature at the tip of the red bulb. It was windy, too!

So many comments one could make about big balls.....

So many comments one could make about big balls…..

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Our fave- Harry Winston. Evita would have loved to saunter up to these windows.

Our fave- Harry Winston. Evita would have loved to saunter up to these windows.

Little Italy by night at Christmas. So cute and old-fashioned.

Little Italy by night at Christmas. So cute and old-fashioned.

Christmas at the library- the most beautiful tree, we thought.

Christmas at the library- the most beautiful tree, we thought.

Another view of the library tree.

Another view of the library tree.

View from our room. The spire in the middle is the new building at Ground Zero.

View from our room. The spire in the middle is the new building at Ground Zero.

Atrium of the Time-Warner building looking down Central Park South past Columbus Circle.

Atrium of the Time-Warner building looking down Central Park South past Columbus Circle.

...and then they change to red/gold. How cool is that?

…and then they change to red/gold. How cool is that?

This was our big splurge lunch to celebrate the occasion.

This was our big splurge lunch to celebrate the occasion.

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Our lovely room at the Mulberry Hotel just across Columbus Park from City Clerk's Office

Our lovely room at the Mulberry Hotel jet across Columbus Park from City Clerk’s Office

Our night time view.

Our night time view.

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