New York City Love Letters: A Hawk and Other Magnificence along Riverside Drive

A get-out-of-the-house-for-any-reason bike ride south along beautiful and under-appreciated Riverside Drive, which stretches from West 158th Street to West 72nd on the far west side of Manhattan along the Hudson River. You’ll find lots of beautiful parkland, gorgeous apartment buildings, presidential monuments, churches oh, and this red-tailed hawk. 🚲 🌃 ☀️ 🌳

New York City Love Letters — Birthday Edition: Beauty That Caught My Eye

Today’s socially distant exercise bike ride — birthday edition! A bit grey and cold and yes there were a few snowflakes BUT the sun popped out along with my iPhone and I snapped a few pix. At the end I included a few from a previous walk in a nearby park. A little green toContinue reading “New York City Love Letters — Birthday Edition: Beauty That Caught My Eye”

New York City Love Letters: A Spin (Almost) All Around Manhattan

I had sincerely intended to simply hop on my bike and enjoy a nice long socially distant exercise bike ride … but I just can’t help myself. A historic building caught my eye; then a view of Brooklyn and before you know it, I snapped a few more photos. Sigh! Hope you enjoy these haphazardContinue reading “New York City Love Letters: A Spin (Almost) All Around Manhattan”

New York City Love Letters: Photos from a Bike Ride around Randalls and Wards Island

Today’s socially distant exercise bike ride took me east through upper Harlem and across the Madison Avenue Bridge through Mott Haven in the Bronx and onto Randalls and Ward Islands, which I just learned are conjoined islands separated from most of Manhattan by the Harlem River, from Queens by the East River and Hell Gate,Continue reading “New York City Love Letters: Photos from a Bike Ride around Randalls and Wards Island”

My First Quote as an NYU Professor on the Hospitality Job Prospects for 2020 Graduates (Skift)

I have my first quote from my work at NYU. It’s in this article in Skift, Hospitality School 2020 Graduates Confront an Evaporated Hotel Jobs Market.  I’ve been quoted a number of times in Skift regarding my work in the travel space in general so they know me there. I’m happy about the quote but my heartContinue reading “My First Quote as an NYU Professor on the Hospitality Job Prospects for 2020 Graduates (Skift)”

New York City Love Letters: Photos from Bike Rides Around A City in Perpetual Early Sunday Morning (1)

New York City has become the opposite of what it’s known for: quiet, empty and pretty much shut down. It feels like a perpetual Sunday morning especially in these gorgeous first weeks of spring. But there’s an undeniable beauty to this city which I’ve attempted to capture during my socially-distant exercise bike rides. Of courseContinue reading “New York City Love Letters: Photos from Bike Rides Around A City in Perpetual Early Sunday Morning (1)”

"The Great Empty" — A Virtual Tour of Beautiful Spaces in the Coronavirus Era

New York is very quiet. As are Paris, London and other great cities Most of us are stuck at home self isolating in this time of fear and uncertainty with a possibly deadly virus lurking everywhere we breathe and on every surface we touch. For those of us who travel for a living, it’s beenContinue reading “"The Great Empty" — A Virtual Tour of Beautiful Spaces in the Coronavirus Era”

Disinfecting your space on an airplane (reposted from the NYT)

If you have to fly in this ear of COVID-19/Coronavirus (or anytime), here are a few tips from an expert writing in the New York Times for how to disinfect your space on an airplane. This is an excerpt. Here’s the full article. And check out the fabulous Naomi Campbell’s much mocked but super appropriate-at-this-timeContinue reading “Disinfecting your space on an airplane (reposted from the NYT)”