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Enjoying The 4th Of July & All Summer In New York City—From The Texas Liberal N.Y.C. Correspondent

(Blogger’s Note–This is a post from Texas Liberal New York City correspondent Lyuba Halkyn. Lyuba posts at Texas Liberal roughly every couple of weeks. She’s a great addition to the blog and I encourage you to read her posts.  If you type Lyuba’s name in the search engine box to the right, you’ll be able to access all her posts on the blog.  Lyuba wrote this post and took the pictures of Riverside Park. I’ve added a few links. Thanks for reading Texas Liberal.)

With the 4th of July holiday behind us, I wanted to share that New York City is a great place to celebrate.  I was privileged to watch spectacular fireworks over the Hudson River.  I am a big fan of fireworks for no particular reason except the dynamic colors in the sky.  Also, enjoying hot weather, 4th of July festivities always indicate that summer is full on.

I was able to stake out a great place to view the fireworks near the 79th St. boat basin. The crowds watching the fireworks show, were not only enthusiastic with the oohhs and the aahhs, but also very civilized.  Ever since I have lived in NYC, I have noticed an extra exuberance among crowds here.  Watching President Obama win the election was thrilling on the big screens in Times Square.  Even when seeing a movie at the theater you can count on extra participation from the audience.  I find New Yorkers and the tourists among us fun and entertaining.

If you are visiting NYC, this is a great spot to view the Hudson and get some summer grub at a nearby café that is right in the park.  Riverside Park is yet another of NYC’s great parks where one can walk, jog, bike, etc.  Standing at the pier overlooking the Hudson, New Jersey is in full view across the river.

The 4th of July, Independence Day, is a great time to join in celebration & festivities even if many times the barbecues and fireworks overshadow the meaning of the holiday.  I think it is great to remember why we celebrate holidays but just as important to get together with people and be a part of something great.

July 9, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Morning Snow Hudson River

The above painting is called A Morning Snow Hudson River and is from 1910.

It was painted by George Bellows.

Here is some information on the Hudson River.

I wish Houston had paintings I could look at that offered a sense of what life was once like here. It’s hard to learn Houston’s history. I don’t think it is something that is valued very much.

November 16, 2008 Posted by | Art | , , | Leave a comment