A Walk in Prospect Park, 2

Last week's post ran from the Marquis de Lafayette at Prospect Park West and 9th Street to the Prospect Park War Memorial. This week we pick up at the Woolman Rink…

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The Federalist Papers, Part 5 (Hamilton 57)

This is the fifth and final post of my favorite excerpts from the Federalist Papers, including nos. 84-85. The post on nos. 1-20 is here; on nos. 21-36, here; on nos. 37-70,…

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A Walk in Prospect Park, 1

Early this month I went for a long stroll in Prospect Park to visit some of "my" sculptures. (I have a database of outdoor sculptures in New York City: I…

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The Federalist Papers, Part 4 (Hamilton 56)

This is the fourth post of my favorite excerpts from the Federalist Papers, including nos. 71-83. The post on nos. 1-20 is here; on nos. 21-36, here; on nos. 37-70, here.  In…

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La, but someone has to strike a pose (Metropolitan Museum Favorites, 16)

Reynolds's Captain Coussmaker always makes me think of the Scarlet Pimpernel, even though the Pimpernel did his heroic deeds in disguise, not in uniform. The  real Capt. George K.H. Coussemaker (1759-1801) served in…

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The Federalist Papers, Part 3 (Hamilton 55)

This is the third post of my favorite excerpts from the Federalist Papers, including nos. 37-70. The post on nos. 1-20 is here; on nos. 21-36, here.  In brief, the excerpts made…

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Handel’s Alcina by OperaRox, 3

Handel’s Alcina will be performed by OperaRox Productions on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 2 p.m.; Studio Artists Performance is Sunday,…

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Handel’s Alcina by OperaRox, 2

Handel’s Alcina will be performed by OperaRox on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 2 p.m.; Studio Artists Performance is Sunday, February…

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