Blue Oculus

Lower Manhattan 12.29.16 At long last, I made a trip over to the World Trade Center to check out Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus, the centerpiece of its new transit hub. Many have called it a boondoggle and say that its $4 billion price tag is too steep for what is essentially a shopping mall. I however call it an instant NYC […]

Dyker Lights

Dyker Heights, Brooklyn 12.22.16 I took advantage of the balmy, 40-degree weather last evening to make my annual pilgrimage to Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, the neighborhood on which Christmas threw up. Evidently the spew was contagious as the extravaganza of excess, once only a couple of blocks worth of tacky, has now consumed half the neighborhood.