I love pretty much everything Improv Everywhere does, but their latest project especially resonates with me because they eerily read my mind and made a video of my thoughts.  Posing as NYC’s Department of Transportation, they set up a “Tourist Lane” (slow lane) and a “New Yorker Lane” (fast lane) on a sidewalk in Manhattan and directed pedestrians accordingly.  As a fast-walking New Yorker, I am thrilled that they did this.


I have never been one to excessively “Ooh!” and “Aah!” over flowers, but when I went to The Orchid Show: Cuba in Flowers at the New York Botanical Gardens this weekend, I was amazed!  Imagine a tropical Cuban countryside transported into a greenhouse in the Bronx.  Everything was so vibrant.  If you happen to be in New York sometime before the show closes on April 11th, consider checking it out.  This photo doesn’t do the flowers justice.

If you’re going to be in New York City on Friday, October 30th, consider getting a ticket to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine’s Halloween Extravaganza.  Starting at 7pm and then again at 10pm, there is a procession of ghouls and a screening of Nosferatu, a silent vampire film from the 1920s.  The procession of ghouls is an incredible spectacle, and Nosferatu a real treat.  I’ve already got my tickets!

Procession of Ghouls, originally uploaded by alicia954.