04/11/15 8:00am
James Bornemeier

James Bornemeier

It’s my guess that no other region of Manhattan has more professional dog-walkers than the Upper East Side.

They are very common sights in our neighborhood, virtually all young men, chaperoning their clients, usually in groups of three to six. All breeds, mixtures and sizes are represented and, to me, the most notable feature of these assortments of canines is their obvious camaraderie. I imagine these jaunts are something akin to human pub crawls with the city’s groaning banquet table of interesting smells substituting for beers. (more…)

04/05/15 11:00am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | 'Adults Only' took in the school play last weekend.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | ‘Adults Only’ took in the school play last weekend.

On Monday, I had a pleasant chat with longtime Town Board member and Deputy Supervisor Chris Lewis, who is the board liasion to the Senior Citizens Affairs Council. (more…)

04/05/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Ron Jernick at work as the official scorer for the Miami Marlins.

COURTESY PHOTO
Ron Jernick at work as the official scorer for the Miami Marlins.

Hang around Shelter Island and you never know what will pop up next.

In the bank last week I ran into young Ron Jernick, town worker who helps keep the Island beautiful. Our discussion caught my full interest when he told me what his mom and dad were doing in Florida. Even though his parents moved away from the Island over 25 years ago, I did remember Ron Sr. but knew nothing about what he was doing or why he had moved to Florida. (more…)