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Chill out with Handsome Dan’s snocones in NYC!

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Lately all this heat and humidity here in NYC has me thinking of ways to keep cool short of dumping ice down my pants. Yowza! Talk about shrinkage!

There are a few places that come to mind that serve up one of my favorite cold treats – flavored ice. Hidden away inside a decrepit mini-mall off Bedford Ave in Brooklyn lies an amazing find of sweet delight. Handsome Dan’s Snocone & Candy Stand !

Stumbling onto this place one afternoon after seeing the chalkboard sign out on the sidewalk advertising sno-cones we walked into a small candy shop that Willy Wonka would even approve of. Continue reading Chill out with Handsome Dan’s snocones in NYC!

Free Ice Cream in Bryant Park June 27 – Share The Love NYC!

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With the oppressive heat and humidity that has hit the city since Summer started just less than a week ago one of the best treats to cool off with is ice cream. Well, here is a perfect chance to chill out for free courtesy of Good Humor!

Come and enjoy a delicious ice cream bar with former New York Mets relief pitcher, John Franco, at the Good Humor Ice Cream Truck on Thursday, June 27 at Bryant Park. As the first stop of Good Humor’s “Share the Love” campaign this summer, John will hand out free classic and new Good Humor ice cream bars to hundreds of New Yorkers. People will also receive the opportunity to win fun prizes through games and activities. The event will be about from 11 AM – 1 PM.

Photo credit - http://www.stjohns.edu/
Former Mets pitcher John Franco – Photo credit – http://www.stjohns.edu/

NYC residents can also capture meaningful moments of joy at the animated gif photo booth available at the truck. They can send the gifs directly to their social media channels from the booth, sharing the experience with their friends and family. The Good Humor Ice Cream Truck will continue to surprise and delight The Big Apple with free frozen treats throughout the summer.

Additional information on scheduled stops and surprise locations can be found on www.goodhumor.com , www.facebook.com/goodhumor and www.twitter.com/goodhumor

There’s no way better to Share the Love” in NYC than with free frozen treats!

A Dozen Annoying “Out Of Order” Things in NYC!

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After spending the last week and a half melting down in Orlando, Florida, for a business trip and then over in Ocala visiting family the last thing I wanted was to come back here to NYC and deal with even more heat. I mean, sure, there was a big difference coming from a place where it was 90 degrees and over each day, and humid, to relatively comfortable 75 degree dry temps here in the city last night. It was so nice I even hit up one of my favorite cafes to sit outside with a bite to eat and use the free wifi in the cool breeze. What I did not expect was to enter the gym later on to get in my training and be greeted with a sauna as the air conditioning was broken! Really? Are you freaking kidding  me? WTF!!!! ARGGGGGHHH!!!! Still, I sucked it up and did my workout. As far as life problems go this was way low on the pole. Maybe the extra sweating helped burn a few more calories.

It did get me thinking about a bunch of things that seem to get broken here in NYC that really piss me off at times. It’s just damn annoying. Also, why do things seem to be broken the one time you really need them? Here’s a Top Dozen list that seems to come to mind right at this moment. Hey, the list can always be changed to reflect each day’s broken annoyance. Continue reading A Dozen Annoying “Out Of Order” Things in NYC!

Sights and sounds of the NYC underground.

Sometimes when traveling underground around NYC and it’s outer boroughs I feel as if I am a rat scurrying around a maze with all kinds of twists and turns. Some passages I take are dark,  some entranceways are narrow, and some are just quite scary. Yet, among the hustle and bustle there always seems to be something going on to be entertained with. The amount of talented people who live in the NYC area is mind boggling. Sure, at times the subway performers can drive us crazy when trapped in a crowded subway car, but then you come across a few that really make you pay attention and take notice. There is so much musical and artistic talent that sometimes it makes you slow down and take it in for a minute or two. I just had to take a few pics of some while making my way to the next train or hurrying to get to work.

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Not sure if these guys are mimes or what but they did look cool. Wonder if I could make a withdrawal at that ATM? Continue reading Sights and sounds of the NYC underground.