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Nancy Schess
Sep07
Come and Take a Tour
Posted By : Nancy Schess

Welcome! To Gotham’s new website!   Hoping you all enjoyed a wonderful long Labor Day weekend.   To start off your fall season, we invite you to take a tour of our new site.   There is much to see and much has been updated, all with an eye towards providing a more streamlined site for our member’s use.   Take a look when you have a minute!   Specia

Rona Gura
Sep06
Binging
Posted By : Rona Gura

My husband and I are different. After seventeen years of marriage, I first noticed this while binge watching with him “The Man in the High Castle.” I am transfixed by this show and could watch, at least, four episodes at a time. While he likes the show and is also gripped by the story, two episodes at a time is his maximum.   I never realized this

Mitch Tobol
Sep04
Finally cool
Posted By : Mitch Tobol

It's been awhile since I've slept with the windows open. I love sleeping in the cold, fresh air :)  

Fred Klein
Sep03
The Outer Edge of Toleration
Posted By : Fred Klein

Some things are tolerable and some things are intolerable. Where do we draw the line?

Benjamin Geizhals
Sep02
The Last Time
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

It had been two years since our last visit to Martha’s Vineyard and many things had changed. Places that we had frequented over our many annual visits had closed.And I thought about the last time we had been to those places.It is humbling that you really don’t know the last time you will be somewhere. Although a frequent parting remark is “See you

ODEY RAVIV
Sep01
U. S. Open Tennis in NYC-More than Sport?
Posted By : ODEY RAVIV

The Tournament starts this week and after a fan-free 2020 event, the crowds will be back in Flushing Meadow.  Happily, the final decision to make it a vaccinated event, since the stadium now has a roof, should make for a more relaxed environment.   I attended the US Open in its old home in Forest Hills.  Back, in the 70’s, I was able to pop in afte

Nancy Schess
Aug30
Manifest
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  It was time for a new Netflix show. “Manifest” had been recommended to us and so we started the binge run last weekend. If you haven’t seen the show, the basic premise is that a plane disappears for five years – and then suddenly reappears as if the passengers had been frozen in time. No time had passed for them, but their loved ones had aged and

Rona Gura
Aug30
Supplementing
Posted By : Rona Gura

One of my most vivid childhood memories is that of the kitchen table before school in the morning. Every morning there would be a glass of apple juice waiting for me-- which my mom put out a half hour before so it would be at room temperature by the time I came downstairs-- and a Chocks vitamin.     As I grew older the juice changed to coffee, but

Corey Bearak
Aug29
Take It Easy
Posted By : Corey Bearak

While I like to attend concerts, the stadia, amphitheater, arena experience – in terms of accessing the facility and one’s seats – involves nothing easy. That said, the experience once inside borders on exhilaration, especially if you know and enjoy the music. One song tied together the concerts my daughter and I enjoyed last Wednesday and as this

Mitch Tobol
Aug28
A Friday afternoon laugh
Posted By : Mitch Tobol

Driving home I swung into the drive-through at Starbucks to get my favorite summer drink.   This is the actual conversation:   Starbucks employee: Hi...welcome to Starbucks what can I get started for you? Me: I'd like an iced grande black tea lemonade, No sugar please Starbucks employee: With sugar? Me: No...noooo sugar please Starbucks employee:

Fred Klein
Aug27
Popularity
Posted By : Fred Klein

When we were in high school most wanted to be “popular”.  Some tried hard, some just had “It” and some fell short. Popularity was a sought after, undefinable, elusive, state of being. Interestingly, many of those who were then popular and part of the “In Crowd” did not sustain it through life and over the years “Losers” morphed into well ground

Benjamin Geizhals
Aug26
Karma on MV
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

Our week on Martha’s Vineyard began with an amazing spiritual journey in Karma. We joined Flo’s brother’s family who had arrived on the island earlier. And the karma began …. First it was our nephew who was behind someone who dropped a hundred dollar bill. Justin picked it up and caught up with the unaware and returned the bill. And the next evenin

ODEY RAVIV
Aug25
Best Music Bio Movies - R E S P E C T?
Posted By : ODEY RAVIV

One of the richest genres of film is the musical biopic.  As I researched the topic, I was struck by the volume of writings and lists of the best in this category.  Some of the critics chose Funny Girl, the Fanny Brice story, starring Barbra Streisand as number 1.  Others chose Ray, starring Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles.  Even the classical music “sta

Nancy Schess
Aug23
Hurricane Reactive
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  Did anyone else up here in the Northeast have this experience with me over the weekend? On relatively short notice, a hurricane was heading our way. I am a pretty cautious person and so started preparing. (Truth be told, I had the easy job – it was all about food). But, when the Nassau County officials and (then) Governor Cuomo started warning

Rona Gura
Aug23
Snoozing
Posted By : Rona Gura

I’m a snoozer. I habitually set the alarm clock (actually set Alexa) for ten minutes before I really have to get up. Then when the alarm goes off, I happily set it to snooze for ten minutes. And I turn over and sleep for another ten minutes.   My husband is the opposite. After almost seventeen years of being married, it still amazes me that he just