Lunchtime In New York City


These next set of photographs were taken the last time I was in New York City. 

I arrived right before noon, so on the way to my interview I snapped a bunch of images of what it's like at lunchtime in The Big Apple; particularly during the spring and summer months, when everyone is outside celebrating and enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather.

So, let's have some lunch...


Fresh organic fruit shakes and smoothies


Right around noon, you begin to notice the streets getting more and more crowded with people taking their lunch breaks...





Lunch a la cart


I love how in both these next photographs, New Yorkers can eat lunch underneath scaffolding or along an on-the-street-cafe, and act as if it's perfectly normal. 

That's because in New York...that is normal. 



These next two photographs were taken along Union Square Park


And speaking of New York City, I will be taking five days off this week to look for an apartment. I've been doing a lot of preparation work over the past two weeks, setting up appointments to view various apartments.

Wish me luck!

I won't be online much this week, either posting or visiting your blogs, because I've got a lot to do to get ready for my move in September.

*doing the happy dance*

But I will be sure to keep you updated on my results.

I leave you with a video that totally exemplifies my love and attraction to New York. This video was created by filmmaker, Andrew Clancy, after his first year living in New York City. The emotion he so brilliantly captured is exactly how New York makes me feel. For as big and intimidating as it can appear, it is truly a city with such a warm heart, and a strong and supportive sense of community.

Please enjoy...

*view in full screen to get the full effect


Have a faaaaaaaaabulous week, everyone!
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26 comments

  1. http://ladyfi.wordpress.comJuly 31, 2018

    You've really captured the joys of outside living and eating in NY! Wishing you luck in your apartment finding, my friend.

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  2. Valerie DaggattJuly 31, 2018

    I have only been to New York in winter months but even then you could bank on never going hungry! Oooh how well I remember the smell and warmth as I strolled around. I feel all excited about your move and sincerely hope all goes smoothly for you. Good luck with the apartment viewing and everything else you have to do.

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  3. Rob LenihanJuly 31, 2018

    Wow, Ron, I swear NOBODY photographs New York the way you do! Your take pictures with your heart and your love of the city comes right through the lens!

    I'm so psyched about your return to the city and I wish all the luck in the world in finding your new home. Heck, maybe we'll be neighbors! Shoot me the address when you find a place and we'll have a house-warming party!

    Take care, buddy, and I'll see you in September!

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  4. Well, New York's definitely NOT for me, but I'm delighted for YOU that your move is imminent!! Ron, I do enjoy your photos -- so much detail, and each one is caressed with love. NYC is lucky to be receiving you as a new resident, my friend!


    Enjoy your time away from blogging and best wishes for much success in your apartment search! I hope you're taking LOTS of photos so you can update us when you return! xx

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  5. Such fancy choices nowadays! I remember good old-fashioned hot dog and pretzel carts. I'm sure they still exist in some parts of the city, though.

    GOOD LUCK apartment hunting! I'm so excited for you - hopefully you'll come back with a future home all picked out. September is going to get here so quickly!

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  6. I wish you all the best in your search for place to call home! The video was beautifully done. I'm sure it captured everything you feel in your heart about NYC. I think I'd love to lunch in Madison Square Park. It looks lovely. Once again, your photos are fantastic. Looking forward to a tour of the new apartment when you get settled. :-)

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  7. Hey there Mark!

    I know, can you believe the FANCY choices nowadays? When I first lived in NYC, the carts were primarily hot dogs, pretzels, and MAYBE knishes, but that was it. And yes, they still do exist in some parts of the city.

    Thanks so much for your excitement and support in finding a future home. I'll be going into NYC tomorrow!!!!!! I have a feeling everything will work out.

    Have a faaaaaaaabulous week, my friend!

    X to you and Tara

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  8. Hellooooooooo there, Debbie!

    Aw....thank you for you sweet words, my friend. I feel as though (because I lived in NYC before) that this move back is like getting back together with an old friend. Yet at the same time, I feel as though there is SO MANY new things to see!

    And yes, I will definitely be taking pictures, for sure.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by. Have a faaaaaaaabulous rest of your week!

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  9. Thank you, Lisa :)

    Isn't the video so beautifully done? The second I found it, I knew I wanted to share it on my blog because it totally captures everything I feel in my heart about that city. I LOVE it!

    I used to go to school on Madison Ave, not far from Madison Square Park. You would love it because it's a peaceful oasis, tucked within a very busy part of the city. It's also a very dog-friendly park.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a great rest of your week! See ya when I get back, with LOTS of pics!

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  10. Aw...thank you, Fiona!

    I'll be sure to keep you posted on the progression of my apartment hunting.

    Have a fantastic rest of your week, and thank so much for stopping by!
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  11. "I have only been to New York in winter months but even then you could bank on never going hungry!"

    HA! You said it, Valerie! There are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many places to eat in NYC. And sooooooooooooo many different kinds of food.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. I can't wait to get to NYC tomorrow and start looking for an apartment. I have a feeling it will all work out smoothly.

    Have a faaaaaaabulous week! See ya next week!

    X to you and Charlie

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  12. Thanks SO MUCH for your sweet, kind and encouraging words, Rob!

    For me, it's very easy when taking pictures of NYC because there is so many incredible visuals to capture. And I also love that city with my heart, so it almost like a love affair between my camera and the city!

    " Shoot me the address when you find a place and we'll have a house-warming party!

    HA! Yes, I will be sure to let you know where and when I find a place. I may even email you if I have any questions because I know you everything about that city.

    Have a super week, buddy. And thanks for stopping by!
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  13. Ron, I have to agree with your reader, Rob, who said that NOBODY photographs New York the way you do. As he said, you heart and love shines through every photo and every word.

    I watched the video clip you shared today after I got home from work and by the end of it, I was in tears. What a beauty tribute to my native home. And having known you for many years, and knowing how much you love that city, I can see WHY it resonates with you.

    "For as big and intimidating as it can appear, it is truly a city with such a warm heart, and a strong and supportive sense of community." You are so right, Ron. And even though I don't live there now, I still feel proud to be a New Yorker!

    The best to you in finding a new apartment. I just know you'll find the perfect place. It's destiny that you live there again!

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  14. Ron, your photographs of New York always shine with a light that comes from within each. You REALLY know how to capture the energy and feeling of that city. I love all these photographs. I laughed at the one of the people eating lunch under the scaffolding. That is SO New York!

    I really enjoyed the film/video. Amazing editing! And I love his use of music. It added so much.

    Wishing you the best in finding an apartment, dude! I know you will!

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  15. I guess in big cities space is at a premium and you eat where space is available!

    Hope the move preparation is going well!

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  16. How exciting for you, Ron! I can feel your energy! And I love to eat outdoors whenever possible. Wishing you a successful apartment hunt! Can't wait to hear all about it! XO

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  17. Thank you SO MUCH, my friend! I am going back to NYC on Monday for another day of checking out apartment locations. I've been to areas of NYC that I've never been before. LOVE it!

    Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be sure to keep you updated.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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  18. "I guess in big cities space is at a premium and you eat where space is available!"

    HA! You said it! And what's hilarious is that everyone acts as if it's totally normal - which it is!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my Libra friend. Hope you're doing well and enjoying the summer because I know how MUCH you LOVE summer! :)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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  19. Aw....thank you, Matt :) New York is one of those places that excites me to take pictures because there is SO MUCH to photograph. The energy there is phenomenal, so it inspires me in so many ways,

    Isn't the video faaaaaaaabulous? Yes!!!!! I thought the same thing, I love the music/song he used because it added so much to how it makes you feel.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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  20. Hola Denise!

    Thank you :)

    Isn't the video faaaaaaaaaaabulous? Yes, it made me teary-eyed as well. I think it's a combination of the visual and the music. The video so perfectly captures the ENERGY of New York and New Yorkers.

    "You are so right, Ron. And even though I don't live there now, I still feel proud to be a New Yorker!"

    Yes, me too! And I'm not even a native, but I have always felt as though I was born there.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet and supportive words, girl. I will be sure to keep you guys posted on my apartment search. I'm going back to NYC on Monday.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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  21. What a great slice out of New York City life, Ron. Wonderful photographs! What impresses me the most about New York is the diversity and extremes. Through your images and words, you always gives a clear sense of what makes it such a special place.

    Wishing you the best of luck in finding an apartment!

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  22. Hey there Candice!

    You are so spot on! New York IS a city of extremes and diversity. And that's why I've always been so attracted to it. Not only it's incredible energy, but also it's wide diversity and extremes. LOVE it!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend! Have a fantastic rest of your weekend!
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  23. Great photos Ron. Lunch under an umbrella or scaffold, either is fine. Well, they do say people in New York are a resilient group. Apparently so.
    Thanks for attaching the video link. It was pure art, and very enjoyable.

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  24. Hello, Ron!! :)
    Wow, you really are getting close to the big move! NY has everything. I know you'll be right at home there, again, and will look forward to hearing all about it... you know, the 3 days a year I pop in to my blog. haha I so want to do better... makes me a little sad when I think of all I miss from such cool, interesting people and then struggle to catch up all at once. *sigh*
    I was looking at some of your posts last night... always beautiful photographs.
    Missed you, friend. xo

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  25. Helloooooooo there Mary!

    Sooooooo great to see ya, my friend. You have been VERY missed in blogland. Happy to see you online again!

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  26. Thank you, Pat! :)

    "Lunch under an umbrella or scaffold, either is fine. Well, they do say people in New York are a resilient group. Apparently so.

    HAHAHAHAHA! Yes, you are spot on about that.....people in New York ARE a resilient group. And that's one of the things I admire about them, they can adapt to most anything.'

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a GREAT rest of your week!

    P.S. Glad you enjoyed the video. Isn't it so beautifully edited?

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