Posts categorized as Ridgewood

Meet… Pickle

Pickle the Cat

Welp, I’ve done it again. From the same location I found Fiver, I met Pickle. I’m almost positive that Fiver and Pickle are related – that’s why I had to take her in. I met Pickle three days before we were moving to Rockaway, so things are more complicated this go around. Until we’re settled in, Uncle Al is watching Pickle at the studio in Ridgewood. He’s doing a great job socializing Pickle. In a month or so, we’ll start the Fiver/Pickle introduction process. I know in my heart that Fiver and […]

Signing off… for the RD

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We’ve had a hell of a time throughout the years on the roof deck. Thanks to all our friends and family who made them so memorable. Gokce’s going away party. Drawing art party, we created some great work that day. Photo by Katie Sokoler/Gothamist) Listening to The Hold Steady –  Live from Gothamist House recording. (thanks Jen!) Photo by Katie Sokoler/Gothamist) My friend Jackie introduced me to the band Live one weekend when I was visiting her at college in New Paltz. I became a fan then and still am. I’ve seen Live in concert […]

Garden Update: #11 – Paper Wasps

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This week I had planned to post a final RD recap but then I found this… Nature is so fascinating, I spent almost an hour observing these paper wasps last night. Paper wasps are 0.7 to 1.0 inch (1.8 to 2.5 cm)-long wasps that gather fibers from dead wood and plant stems, which they mix with saliva, and use to construct water-resistant nests made of gray or brown papery material. Paper wasps are also sometimes called umbrella wasps, due to the distinctive design of their nests The nests of most […]

GentriFiver

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Too many knit caps in  Ridgewood.

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grimaldi’s bakery sells hippie “I love Bread” t-shirts

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Attention bread-loving hippies, Grimaldi’s Bakery is selling psychedelic, mind-blowingly awesome “I Love Bread” t-shirts! A written description could never fully communicate the coolness of this shirt, so without further ado…. Shirts are $15 – your choice of hot pink, blue, orange or green. Grimaldi’s baked goods are top-notch, check out our review A Food & Drink Tour Of Ridgewood, Queens on Gothamist. Grimaldi’s Home of Bread 2101 Menahan St, Ridgewood, NY 11385 718-497-1425 Toll Free: 1-877-5-BREADS Facebook  

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Garden Update #10 Winter Snow

Fiver

Everything is covered in snow! Including Our Lady of Ridgewood.   Fiver ran out the door not realizing there was snow outside. He ventured further than his last snow excursion. After about 5 minutes, Fiver opted to sit in the doorway waiting for me to finish with these photos.

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Snowy day in Ridgewood

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garden update #9 – winter edition

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It was pretty nice out a few weeks ago so I decided to take Fiver out for some playtime on the RD. He loves being outdoors, as do I. While Fiver was investigating… everything, I took some snaps… A rainy but warm day. Dried hydrangea - always beautiful Fiver exploring! View large, it’s worth it.    

makeover for lucille roberts – the new ridgewood location is open!

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I just came back from a JUMPIN Zumba class at the NEW Lucille Roberts location (55-05 Myrtle Ave. btw St. Nicholas and Madison St.) The upgraded facility is a huge incentive to accomplish my 2014 get buff and fit into my cute jean skirt again… challenge!   First impressions… The space looks modern and clean and the layout is great. You walk up one flight of stairs to the second level for entry and check-in. The treadmills, bikes and elliptical machines are the first thing you see. You can get your cardio workout […]

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Fiver says NO to Snow!

Fiver in the Snow

Lucky for Fiver we rescued him from the street life or he wouldn’t be a happy cat today. Fiver rejected the snow! Usually he loves going on the RD but he’s not into the cold, wet weather. He was tempted though…

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