How Well Do You Know New York?

August 29, 2015

Randolph Mase Blogging Tips 2

One of the categories on a past Jeopardy! episode was “New York People, Places & Things.”   Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each. I’ll give the questions in a future post:

  1. Completed in 1883, this bridge over the East River was built at a cost of $15 million (but I’ll sell it to you for a cool 10).
  2. The programs of this mayor of NYC from 1934 to 1945 included slum clearance & airport construction.
  3. James & Franklin, sons of this First Lady & native New Yorker, both served in the House of Representatives.
  4. He was born Henry McCarty in New York City; some 22 years later, Pat Garrett put an end to him.
  5. 38 miles long & 3 miles wide at its broadest point, Seneca is the largest of this “body part” group of lakes.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

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http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

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My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters (just published!)

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Half Price Broadway Shows!

August 21, 2015

Broadway

That’s no misprint, folks – and it’s coming up soon! Between September 7 and 20, Broadway Week is being celebrated, and you can buy 2-for-1 tickets now to some of the best shows in the City, including Chicago, Hand To God, On The Town, Kinky Boots, Jersey Boys, Something Rotten!, and Wicked! Good deals – you can find full details at http://www.nycgo.com/broadwayweek.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters (just published!)

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

The Central Park Conservancy Film Festival

August 13, 2015

Central Park Film Festival

Yet another chance to see a classic film outdoors is coming up in Central Park. That’s right, on 5 consecutive nights – August 25 thru 29 – classic movies will be shown on the lawn between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive. Gates open at 6:30 and the films begin at 8; here’s the schedule:

  • August 25 – Fame
  • August 26 – The Blues Brothers
  • August 27 – Airplane!
  • August 28 – Raging Bull
  • August 29 – Superman II

It’s another great opportunity to enjoy New York City and a classic film – and it’s free!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters (just published!)

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?

August 5, 2015

 

Broadway

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers about shows in the category “Smash Broadway Musicals” that I posted several weeks ago:

  1. This “popular” show is the untold story of the witches of Oz. – What is “Wicked?”
  2. It’s set in the Jewish village of Anatevka in 1905. – What is “Fiddler on the Roof?”
  3. Songs from this musical include “Opening Night” and “Springtime for Hitler?” – What is “The Producers?”
  4. Her name was Lola, and she’s the showgirl (or guy) who helps save a failing shoe factory in this high-heeled hit. – What is “Kinky Boots?”
  5. It’s based on a 1933 movie musical and it’s title song says, “Come & meet those dancing feet, on the avenue I’m taking you to.” .– What is “42nd Street?”

I finally got all of them right! How did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters (just published!)

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

July 28, 2015

Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Each year, Summer Mondays happen in Bryant Park, showing some classic films outdoors. The lawn opens at 5:00 pm, and you can bring your own blanket and picnic dinner to enjoy while watching. The remaining films in this year’s festival are:

  • August 3 – Marathon Man
  • August 10 – Desk Set
  • August 17 – Chinatown
  • August 24 – Back to the Future

It’s a great opportunity to enjoy New York City and a classic film – and it’s free!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters (just published!)

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

It’s NYC Restaurant Week® Summer 2015!

July 20, 2015

NYC Restaurant Week 2015

The summer version of Restaurant Week (there’s another one in January) begins today and continues through August 14 (but don’t worry; the weeks are often extended, perhaps even until Labor Day). This time, more than 300 restaurants are participating, and offer either a three-course prix fixe lunch for $25 or a three-course prix fixe dinner for $38 (some restaurants offer both). And the list of participating restaurants is quite impressive, including:

  1. City Mussels
  2. The Capital Grille
  3. Delmonico’s Steakhouse
  4. Ocean Grill
  5. The Palm Court
  6. The Red Cat
  7. Tavern on the Green
  8. ViceVersa

See the restaurants and make reservations through http://www.nycgo.com/restaurantweek/?pid=hp-hero-1-full_image. I’m getting hungry already…

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters (just published!)

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Hot Dogs, Anyone?

July 12, 2015

Hot Dog

A couple of weeks ago, I threw a couple of hot dogs on the grill, then enjoyed them with some potato salad. And that was dinner for me.

And then the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest was held last weekend on Coney Island, and once again a new record was set. Matt Stonie devoured 62 wieners (with rolls) in 10 minutes. If you do some math, you’ll find that it was about one hot dog every 10 seconds. That’s about how long it will take the average person to read the previous sentence.

62 vs. my 2? I guess I’ll never even think about entering that contest…

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters (just published!)

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2015

Fourth of July

I think that most Americans know enough about our country’s history to realize that today is a celebration of the signing and approval of the Declaration of Independence, beginning our fight for independence in 1776. But I also think that most of us take the holiday for granted, and view it as just another day off from work, particularly this year when it creates a long weekend for many of us. But few of us know much else about the holiday; in fact, I learned a lot as I researched it, such as:

  1. In 1778, General George Washington gave his troops a double ration of rum to observe the date. Fortunately, they were recovering from the Battle of Monmouth and didn’t have to prepare for another battle.
  2. In 1779, July 4 was on a Sunday, so the celebrations were held on Monday…perhaps that set the precedent for what we do today.
  3. In 1781, Massachusetts was the first state to make it an official state celebration
  4. The first time July 4 was referred to as Independence Day was in 1791
  5. It was made an unpaid holiday for federal workers in 1870
  6. It was finally declared a paid federal holiday in 1938
  7. The oldest continuous July 4th celebration has been held in Bristol, Rhode Island since 1785.

So whatever you do today, remember the intent of Independence Day as you celebrate!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters (just published!)

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Central Park – There’s an App for That!

June 26, 2015

Central Park and Manhattan

Several years ago, I attended an information session at which the speaker was predicting the state of the workplace in 2020. One of the things she mentioned was apps that will be available by thay year, and one of my favorites was the “Where’s My Boss?” app, which one could use to locate your boss if you had to ask him or her a question. Or maybe for some other purpose.

Anyway, now there’s an app for Central Park. With the app, you can view a map of Central Park, explore the Park including arches, fountains, and photo opp spots, and even listen to audio narration about points of interest. So download the Central Park Conservancy app you’re your app store and head to Central Park for a day of fun!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters (just published!)

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Today is Juneteenth!

June 18, 2015

Juneteenth

You may be cocking your head and asking, “What?” And you’ve got a lot of company. I had never heard the term until I read about it in a local newspaper article. So here’s the scoop.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army landed with his troops at Galveston, Texas, and shared the news that the Civil War had ended and that the slaves were now free.

One of the first things Granger did is read General Order Number 3 to the people of Texas:

       “The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer.”

Today, celebrations are held across the country, with many states having legislation that proclaims Juneteenth as a special day of recognition. You can find more information about Juneteenth at http://juneteenth.com.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters (just published!)

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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