Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year From Manhattan

Photo: from Times Square
I hear people say: the months of 2017 have passed in what feels like dog years. It has been a year of turmoil and divisiveness. Our Congress seems out of step with regular people. High profile men fell from grace, and we worry about our executive branch of government daily. The year has been exhausting for many Americans and the world.

Cloak at Grand Central Sation - right photo:; left photo: 
But at the stroke of midnight, we began a New Year. And, I am an optimist. The pendulum swings back and forth. I'm happy to be here. Aren't you? Let's celebrate 2018!
Nobody knows how to ring in a New Year like New York City. From neighborhood parties to the huge one in Times Square. Uptown, downtown  ... corks are popping in bars, restaurants and homes.
Photo: Kelly Hulme via TimeOut
In New York's harbor there are sometimes fireworks, but they are not announced. You just have to catch them. Watch the ball drop on TV if you wish ... while making trips into the kitchen for snacks and champaign. The couch is cozy and an easy commute to bed.😊 

It's the perfect time to join together and move forward. Happy New Year, friends!🎉 


Extra Photos: Ahh, sooo New York City. And yes, we have light snow.
Photo: By Belinda Luscombe of The Flatiron Building on West 23rd Street

The snow from my window ....

Uptdate on January 1, 2018: The temperature in Times Square on New Year's Eve was 9 degrees F. This morning, it fell to 8 degrees F. That's cold! Stop falling!!!

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  1. Happy New Year Debbie. Times Square always sends the signal to the world. Glad to see you have some pretty snow too.

    1. Oh Trish, I didn't know about Times Square. Some parts of the world enter the New Year even earlier. I remember the coverage of New Year's Day when 1999 turned into 2000. My family kept the tv on in the background to watch as each city around the world hit the defining time, the turn into the 21st century. (We visited friends that day, and had them turn on the tv.)

      Not another century this time, but another year, Trish. Happy New Year!

      Your blanket of show in Canada beats ours. Usually ours melts fast, but it is very cold here.

  2. Happy to have watched the festivities from indoors on TV. Too cold...brrrrrrr

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