New York City Living

Inspired by a missed opportunity (a very big one in retrospect), I’ve been making an effort to notice and document things that catch my eye during the course of a seemingly ordinary day.

I shared my first New York City Living post back in May of this year. Today I’d like to share the second installment. I hope you enjoy catching some unexpected glimpses of city living through my eyes.


View of Manhattan while at the Renegade Craft Fair this Summer (June 2013)


Cat art on display at the Renegade Craft Fair (June 2013)


A rare sighting of Jack, the resident local wine store cat, waiting for the store to open. Don’t worry, he’s loved dearly and even has prescription food to keep UTIs at bay.  The owners even kept the store open during Hurricane Sandy using a generator so he wouldn’t be alone (well that and to make sure the neighborhood could get their much needed wine supply!)


A salad made before the cold spell with ingredients from the fresh market (everything save the black beans). Those tomatoes were heavenly and I love all the colors!


My neighbors daughter wearing the kitty shoes I got her as a “Thank You” gift for caring after the cats in my absence. Well, her Dad really cared for them, she likes to feed them treats! Every time she sees my apartment door she points and says “Mao!”


Yellow flowers in Madison Square Park growing beside a dead tree (Sept 2013). Don’t they look like they are made out of tissue paper?


A swing/rope artist at an event I attended with my sister at the historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.


The Freedom Tower (though the official name is One World Trade Center)

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  • The mom says New York is a fun place! We like those shoes!! 🙂

    • Tamar

      It can be a fun, if not exhausting place! Those are THE CUTEST shoes aren’t they? She LOVES THEM (of course!)

  • my niece moved there about a month ago and found herself a great job with Red Light Communications or something like that (no, not the red light district lol), I think she lives in Manhattan.

    • Tamar

      I didn’t know that, that’s so cool! You must be the “cool” aunt!

  • I always love seeing photos of my favorite city in the whole world – especially photos off the beaten tourist path. I miss New York, and I can’t wait to get back up there!

    • Tamar

      I can’t wait to actually SEE you when you are up here next!

  • Rena

    Thanks for making NYC so personal and warm for us. I grew up in NJ and always found the city so daunting and scary. However, when I was 9, I saw West Side Story on Broadway with the original cast, and when Carol Lawrence was dancing to “I Feel Pretty,” her shoe flew off into the wings! So some of my memories of the city are happy ones!

    • Tamar

      OMG that’s so cool that you got to see the original West Side Story. LOVE that musical! Even though there are no cats in it – ha!

  • you know how to make NYC closer to anyone! well it works to me! always very delicate! like your point of view!

    • Tamar

      Awwww I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Thanks so much 🙂

  • Beautiful photos, T. There’s just no place like NYC. xoxo

    • Tamar

      Thanks GG! That means so much coming from you given you have THE BEST photos of all time!

  • Tamar, capturing those things that inspire you in the moment is so important–thanks for acting touristy and sharing what you found!

    • Tamar

      My pleasure! It’s fun to have people to share them with! So happy you enjoyed them!

  • neaT! i’ve never been there so it’s cool to see photos of things you notice. Thanks for sharing! – Alana.

    • Tamar

      What??!!! How have YOU never been HERE?! You must come! Glad you enjoyed the post 🙂

  • jmuhj

    Really nice array of New York scenes — I especially like the one of Jack, the wine store cat >^^<

  • Tamar

    OMG that’s so cool that you got to see the original West Side Story. LOVE that musical! Even though there are no cats in it – ha!

  • The cat art is purrrrfect and cool 🙂

    • Tamar

      I know! I was tempted but it was $$$

  • mistletoeandhitch

    Thanks for sharing your view of such an iconic American city…..and your home. Really cool photos.

  • Thank you for sharing, and man that salad looks delicious.. (and I adore that you bought shoes for her)

  • “In contrast, O’Keeffe’s subtle use of light in New York Night conveys a sense of warmth and life inherent in the city.