Little India in Jackson Heights

Today I am in Little India New York in Jackson Heights, Queens. This was an area that I used to visit weekly back in the 1990s but I haven’t been back there in over 20 years now. In little India you can get an array of beautiful foods, all cooked authentically which differs from Little India in Manhattan, where they cook the food for a Western audience.

ECW Elks Lodge – The Madhouse of Extreme

The NYC History video today is at the Elks Lodge in Queens where ECW held their wrestling shows at the Madhouse of Extreme. This is more of a personal story rather than an out and out NYC history video, when I used to come to the Elks Lodge in the 1990s to watch ECW Wrestling. There are a couple of other items in the video, the Boca Juniors football themed restaurant and the First Presbyterian Church.

McGurk’s Suicide Hall

New York Stories. In today’s episode I pay a visit to the place where McGurk’s Suicide Hall once stood

Over the past year I have been regularly updating my Youtube channel with New York Stories. In today’s episode I pay a visit to the place where McGurk’s Suicide Hall once stood, as well as visiting the place where the first baseball team in America had their headquarters. The latter location also became the Globe Dime Museum which was where Harry Houdini first performed as well as Weber and Fields. While he didn’t debut there, W.C. Fields also worked the Globe Dime Museum when he first came to New York.

Maspeth Walkaround

We take a Walking in New York City trip today around my neighborhood of Maspeth in Queens. I show you some of the old signs in the area, local stores and we finish with a great conversation with two auto repair shop owners/workers. The business has been around since the 1950’s and the guys were really gracious in talking to me about their cars.

The Christmas Lights Of Tokyo

One unexpected surprise during my trip to Japan 日本 has been the wonderful displays of Christmas lights in each city. So far I have taken videos of the Christmas lights of Tokyo 東京, Osaka and Hiroshima. You can see all of the videos from the various cities RIGHT HERE.

To be honest I hadn’t expected to film Christmas lights (クリスマスのあかり) in Japan, but I was like a kid in a candy store. I’m an Englishman who lives in New York and over the years all of my family has passed away, so Christmas isn’t really an event that I celebrate. However, being in Japan made me feel like a kid again. Just click the play button in the video below.

In the video above I went to Roppongi Hills ( 六本木ヒルズ ) in Tokyo and also visited the Mohri Garden. As you will see in the images below, the display is stunning.

Young Love…

Senso-Ji In Tokyo – Video

Here is the first of many posts from my 2020/21 trip to Japan. In this first video I go to Senso-Ji on the first morning

Here is the first of many posts from my 2019/20 trip to Japan. In this first video I go to Senso-Ji on the first morning attempting to catch the Temple at sunrise. Unfortunately the light just went from dark to light without much of a sunrise, but the video does show Senso-Ji without all of the crowds.

Click the center of the image below to start the video.

Here are some images from the day.

Walking In New York City – Brooklyn Graffiti

Our walking trip today in New York City is to East Williamsburg in Brooklyn to look at some unique graffiti. I timed this for the sunset setting over the NYC skyline as I crossed the Grand Ave bridge

Our walking trip today in New York City is to East Williamsburg in Brooklyn to look at some unique graffiti. I timed this for the sunset setting over the NYC skyline as I crossed the Grand Ave bridge.

Underneath the video below are a host of photos, and the graffiti portion of the video starts at 8:30.

Linden Hill Cemetery – ASMR walk

In Queens, New York it is said that there are more dead people than there are live ones. It is certainly true, the New York City county has many large cemeteries scattered throughout it. In our video today we take a 30 minute ASMR walk

In Queens, New York it is said that there are more dead people than there are live ones. It is certainly true, the New York City county has many large cemeteries scattered throughout it. In our video today we take a 30 minute ASMR walk around section 1F of the Linden Hill Cemetery in NYC. The video is right below, and beneath the video are just some of the photos that I took on my visit.

The reason for my trip today was a volunteer mission for Find A Grave. I had a list of 14 requests where people had requested a volunteer to go to the cemetery and take photos of their loved ones graves. Out of the 14 requests I was able to fulfill 5 of them.

The cemetery has a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline.

Grand Central Terminal – Lower Level

In New York City today we head down to the lower level of Grand Central Terminal. On the lower level you can find the food court, more public bathrooms in NYC

In New York City today we head down to the lower level of Grand Central Terminal. On the lower level you can find the food court, more public bathrooms in NYC and the famous whispering corner inside Grand Central. Stop at the corner and whisper into it and a person on the other side will be able to hear you. Just click anywhere in the image below to play this New York video.

Images from today’s video.

Middle Village – Queens

Our trip today is down Metropolitan Ave where we find a few fading advertisements, some Gargoyles, a number of century old buildings and overall a nice quiet half an hour walk

Our trip today is down Metropolitan Ave where we find a few fading advertisements, some Gargoyles, a number of century old buildings and overall a nice quiet half an hour walk through Middle Village.