New York

    Patzeria Perfect Pizza of New York

    12/25/21 •

    One of the joys of being in New York City is being able to enjoy delicious pizza by the slice at a low price. Patzeria Perfect Pizza is located at 231 W 46th St. between Broadway and 7th Avenue. I discovered this little pizzeria while visiting NYC; after stepping off the Greyhound at Port Authority…

    Camp Sagamore in New York: Built by Moguls in America's Gilded Age

    10/12/22 •

    Historic Great Camp Sagamore, built in upstate New York’s Adirondacks in the late 1800s for the well-to-do Alfred G. Vanderbilt family, redefined my notion of camping. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Sagamore is one of dozens of elegant so-called “great camps” that wealthy moguls built during America’s Gilded Age. Located in Adirondack…

    Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, New York: A Living Aviation Museum

    2/11/18 •

    Ever wonder what the colorful barnstorming days of early aviation were like? You can find out firsthand by taking a trip to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome near Rhinebeck, New York. Nestled in the Hudson River Valley in the enchanting Catskills of southeastern New York, the Aerodrome is a living aviation museum featuring about 50 antique…

    International Mask and Puppet Museum in Syracuse, New York

    8/19/15 •

    When I saw the 6-foot mask outside the Victorian mansion that houses the International Mask and Puppet Museum in Syracuse, New York, I couldn’t help but grin. Open Hand Theater, which uses masks and puppets in its imaginative productions based on fables and folk tales, runs the museum and a gift shop. The diverse, vibrant…

    Join the Ice Harvest in Millers Mills, New York (1)

    10/30/22 •

    Carve out time to enjoy an old-fashioned ice harvest in rural New York. In Millers Mills, a farming hamlet in central New York, townsfolk honor a long-standing tradition every February — an Ice Harvest that looks like something out of a Currier and Ives print. Millers Mills residents established this much-anticipated social event around 1875,…

    Pratt Rocks Mountainside Carvings in the Catskill Mountains of New York

    10/30/21 •

    Whenever we travel near the Catskill Mountains in New York, we like to visit Pratt Rocks, a little-known collection of mountainside carvings just east of Prattsville. Mount Rushmore may be grander, but the Pratt Rocks relief carvings are older, some dating to the 1840s when local tannery owner and politician Zadock Pratt commissioned carvings to…

    Lucy-Desi Museum in Lucille Ball's Hometown of Jamestown, New York

    6/19/21 •

    We recently enjoyed a visit to the Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown, New York — Lucille Ball’s hometown. The museum is filled with rotating exhibits of memorabilia from the careers and personal lives of Lucille Ball and her first husband, Desi Arnaz, who starred together in the 1950s in television’s beloved I Love Lucy. Be sure…

    Kaleidoworld, New York: Home of The World's Largest Kaleidoscope (2)

    6/02/20 •

    It seems like just about anyone who’s looked into a kaleidoscope wishes they could climb into the cardboard tube and live in that fascinating, brightly colored world. At Kaleidoworld in New York’s scenic Catskill Mountains, I did just that. Kaleidoworld is part of the entertaining in Mount Emporium at Emerson Place, and it’s the home…

    Keste Pizzeria Review, Manhattan: Top 3 Pizzas in New York

    7/06/20 •

    …on Google, Keste rated 4.5 out of 5 stars. I was also intrigued by a comment that it wasn’t New York style pizza – for me that’s actually a bonus as I think a lot of NY pizza is actually crap. Really, really good pizza is not that easy to find in my opinion. My…

    Fort Stanwix National Monument in Rome, New York

    4/19/15 •

    If you’re driving through beautiful central New York, Fort Stanwix National Monument in Rome is definitely worth a stop. This reconstructed Revolutionary War fort, originally built in 1758, depicts what life was like on the frontier in the mid-1700s. In 1778, troops here withstood a 21-day siege, stopping an invasion by British forces. The fort…

    Hanford Mills Museum, New York: A Glimpse of America's Industrial Past

    9/18/20 •

    Just 35 miles from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and nestled in the foothills of New York’s Catskill Mountains, the Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith provides a fascinating glimpse of America’s industrial past. Established back in 1846 and owned for most of its commercial life by the David Josiah Hanford family,…

    Brooks' House of Bar-B-Que in Oneonta New York

    5/24/17 •

    I enjoy looking for unique restaurants while I travel. But my favorite eatery is here in my hometown of Oneonta, New York: Brook’s House of Bar-B-Que, a family business that began as a poultry farm. From there, it developed into a concession stand, and then grew into one of the largest open-pit barbecues in the…

    Interactive Designer Resume

    9/23/22 •

    …seminars and 1 trade show :: Trained clients on Internet Explorer and Outlook Express related to their business :: Education :: International Academy of Design and Technology, Digital Media Design Diploma, New York, NY – October 2002 to June 2003 New York College Microcomputer Analyst Diploma, New York, NY – September 1999 to August 2002…

    Quality Assurance Analyst Resume

    11/03/20 •

    …10/2003 Some Bank, New York, NY Quality Assurance Analyst EDS HR Implementation Project People Soft PS8.3 Project – Contract Responsibly for Functional, Regression, UAT testing of MDA (Manager Direct Access) and EDA (Employee Direct Access) for HR Implementation Project to ensure that the project meets the needs of the following business objectives: – Provide direct…

    Important Things You Should Do After A Workplace Accident in NY

    6/25/20 •

    Image Source: https://images.pexels.com/photos/585419/pexels-photo-585419.jpeg The New York State Department of Labor reported that nearly three out of every 100 full-time employers sustained a non-fatal injury from a work-related incident. Among hospitals and nursing homes, the incident rate stood at more than 12 accidents per 100 full-time employees. Workers in transportation and construction injuries. In 2017, construction…

    Technical Support Resume

    3/25/22 •

    …to detail and precision, solid work ethics concerning meeting deadlines and reliability. – Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Experience Mar 2005 – Sep 2005, Tech Support (Co-op) New York, NY Data Technologies – Assisted in troubleshooting user problems relating to Operating System issues (Win9x, NT, and Win 2000), Network Connectivity, TCP/IP configuration, upgrades, MS Office…

    Making the Most of Your Trip to Tokyo

    2/26/21 •

    Tokyo has to rank up there with New York, London and Paris as one of the world’s great cities, or should that be mega cities? However, it is not as cosmopolitan as the other three, at least in terms of population, which may be one of the reasons why it doesn’t quite enter the consciousness…

    Waldy's Wood Fired Pizza Review: Unique in Manhattan

    2/12/21 •

    I’ve been called a pizza snob on more than one occasion. The name doesn’t fit though, because I’ll eat pretty much any pizza you put in front of me. However, I’m particular about which pizza I’ll actually recommend. For the record, I generally favor deep-dish pizza a.k.a Chicago-style. Unfortunately, living in New York all I…

    Control Your Online Profile

    10/15/21 •

    I’ve written on a few occasions the importance of controlling your online profile. That is, it’s worth the effort of first, checking what is out on the web tied to your name and second, taking control of it. And now a New York Times article is covering the same topic. The article (login required) relates…

    Quoted By PM Network Magazine

    9/30/21 •

    …Mr. Kilkelly warns. Sometimes the only answer is engaging additional resources. Look to isolate a particular component of a project that’s relatively independent and outsource that work, says Marios Alexandrou, a web project manager consultant in West Harrison, New York, USA. “Being in a position to provide technical specs, deal with the inevitable technical questions…

    Getting to South Africa

    4/04/17 •

    Petting a Lion Cub at a Preserve Ever wonder what a safari trip to Africa is like? I did too and after years of talking about it, I finally got my chance to find out first hand. The following is a description of my trip to Botswana from New York passing through Johannesburg, South Africa….

    Safari at Savuti Camp, Botswana

    4/24/18 •

    …the photo opportunities. And when I say hurried I mean really hurried. I’ve had taxi drivers in New York City drive slower! When we left the buffalo for good we happened upon elephant that also looked like they might cross the channel. Sure enough after some waiting additional elephants appeared and the crossing began. Our…

    A Brief History of the Piano

    4/22/22 •

    …be found in Leipzig and in the Metropolitan Museum in New York. In the same period Other experimental instruments had been manufactured in France and Germany trying to reach the aim the musicians looked for. But none of these keyboards were as good as Cristofori’s invention so they didn’t catch on. After Cristofori’s invention the…

    Enjoy the Fall Colors in the Appalachian Mountains, Pennsylvania (1)

    8/29/19 •

    …provided a magnificent contrast to the brilliant hues. At Liberty, we turned west onto State Highway 414 and followed it to State Highway 287 and Wellsboro, a 194-year-old town near the New York state line. We were charmed by the working gaslights along the main street and had a delicious lunch at the Penn Wells…

    Signing Up For Scuba Training

    5/09/21 •

    …scuba diving new york. Not a whole lot of options, but the one closest to us seemed good so the lack of options didn’t matter to much. We drove to the store / training center first thing Saturday morning and even got there before the place was even open. Yeah we’re that kind of people….