Happy New Year!

A moment to pause before unfurling the sails of 2016 in the breeze of new horizons…

Thank you for listening and reading and sharing the stories of NYC. This year my reports have danced between a tumble and a trickle, as Sean and I wrangle to transform our screenplay to celluloid between working on smaller projects and commitments at The Frick Collection and the Morgan Library. NYC is relentless throughout, providing inspiration in the everyday. There are people, music and events – always a story to tell, even if the recording of it sometimes eludes me. Like the panhandler on Park Avenue who upgraded his collection methods last week to a remote controlled doll. No doubt inspired by the new Star Wars movie, the clever R2D2 stopped traffic when she zipped around between cars, cup in hand. George Miller was somewhere in the traffic looking at locations for a still-mad Max. Then there was Gramercy Park opening it’s key-only gates this season for a balmy evening of public caroling. Who could resist the opportunity to be on hallowed ground, even when people with big hats and big ears commandeered the view? And best of all this Christmas, an invitation to the Lovelady’s Holiday Party. These showbiz superstars not only have the best name, but they have an Emmy from working on the muppets with Jim Hensen. Where else but New York could you meet the man who built Oscar the Grouch and puppeteered the original Muppets, with his wife tap-dancing on bubble wrap to create special effects? And just imagine their Christmas decorations…!

The final word on this year and as we go into the next, comes from Lucy who hangs with appropriate attitude in the Lovelady’s kitchen. Upps. 2016 is going to be a year of upps. These are exciting times and where ever you are, I hope we can share the adventure…

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9 Responses to Happy New Year!

  1. Chrissy Hirst says:

    Thank YOU for your commitment for all our enjoyment!!May 2016 be a year of success!!

  2. Janet says:

    Your posts often make us wish we could return once more to NYC. We often hear you speaking with Rod Quinn and that is always delightful. Thank you Gabrielle. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and Sean.

  3. Rosalind says:

    Hear Hear !!

  4. Kathy Cree says:

    I hope you continue to tantalise me with you ur reports of that magical city in 2016.
    Thankyous for all your wonderful work this year.

    • Thanks Kathy. As you know NYC never stops and it draws you in at every turn. You just never know what is around the corner… So 2016 will be the best year yet. Look forward to sharing it with you!

  5. ck1957 says:

    Thanks Gabrielle for all your lovely snippets in 2015. We get so much pleasure from reading about your beautiful and intriguing city. A very Happy New Year to you and Sean, hoping 2016 is your best yet. Lots of love from your Aussie cousins xx

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