January 2009 - Central Park

New York City 5 Boro Bike Tour In May

This May you have the opportunity to ride through Central Park on your bike. Okay, that’s not news, it’s the other thirt-six miles around traffic free New York City that is news. . . . → Read More: New York City 5 Boro Bike Tour In May

Liam Neeson's New Digs

Liam Neeson declared on Jon Stewart’s show last week that he would be happy to move into one of the luxurious carriage horse stables in Hell’s Kitchen. . . . → Read More: Liam Neeson's New Digs

Petit Pups in Central Park

Now I have nothing against dogs. As a child I cohabited with several and they all proved to be loyal, steadfast companions whose entire mission in life was to make me happy (that’s besides eating, sleeping and inappropriate behavior with, well, pretty much anything they could jump on or rub up against.) I also have nothing against small dogs, my brother’s family once owned a poodle which, without the embarrassing hairdo, looked like a tiny Phil Donahue and was even more ingratiating. The problem I have is with large men walking tiny dogs on long leashes around the reservoir track. During one recent endorphin fueled confrontation I stopped mid-chug and asked an oblivious lump in an overcoat if his dogs (two miniscule longhairs that would have, together, lost a fight to a good sized dust bunny) could read. He looked at me with brow knitted intensity and replied huh? I then pointed to the lettering on the base of the fence which says no dogs and said Could you help them out? Of course my scathing sarcasm was utterly wasted, not to mention the fact that the next runner bumped into me and scowled in my direction. After a few more grunts all around I decided to resist the urge to kick the dog, or its owner, and resumed trudging along.

Liam Neeson Defends Horse-Drawn Carriage Industry

Talk about disappointments – Liam Neeson, who has been a supporter of a great many humane efforts throughout the world, released a statement this week through the Irish Echo supporting the carriage horse industry. . . . → Read More: Liam Neeson Defends Horse-Drawn Carriage Industry