Just Chillin! “Skyscrapers for Halloween!"

TM by Ellie Schmidt of Santa Rosa, CA. ~

neighborhoods, tripping over sheets if they were pretending to be scary ghosts, ring- ing doorbells and begging: “Trick or treat!” and s ometimes carrying lit- tle boxes for UNI CEF donat ions?


Plenty old films show that. Hor- ror films, and adults relishing Halloween parties, do not help us to even momentarily try to escape the horrors of current “breaking news.” Growing up in the middle of Manhattan, I had enormous

hatever happened to sweet old times when kids would float around

freedom—all on my own, from age 11, but only during daylight hours—usually aſter school, to go exploring, wandering into all the fine museums, art galleries on 57th St from the East River to the Hudson, even open aſter- noon rehearsals at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, oc- casionally a theater rehearsal, especially off Broadway. I soon discovered the joy of taking a bus all the way to the southern- most tip of Manhattan or all the way north to visit the Cloisters, or Te Cathedral Church of St. John Divine. (On October 6, 2019 they’ll have their St. Francis Day Blessing of

the Animals. But, these days all is different, there is a charge of ad- mission to everything, it seems.) A city kid in my block co u ld

can! I can do anything better than you!” And their singing “fight” c ar- ried on with: “Yes, I can. Yes, I can. Yes, I CAN!” all the way up high or down low till one or the other gave in. Tat’s what I think

of now, when I see, --and

please enjoy

seeing this with the help of Google: 111 West 57th St. NYC! Why? Because that “Super-skinny,” “mega-slender,” “skinniest” resi- dential building, which will be known as Stein-

way Tower, is still in prog- not go trick or treating way

back in those days. Of course, it was also during WWII and Man- hattan had its “lights out” time with air raid wardens checking every block. Such waves of nostalgia

prompted me to look at current photos of 57th Street, my favorite block in Manhattan, on the In- ternet. Talk about a Halloween- type scare!!! Eeeek! What kind of global competition is going on? Years ago, two film star friends: Bob Hope and Bing Crosby used to sing: “I can do anything you

ress and completion is expected in 2020. At a cost of $1 billion, it will be one of the tallest, and thinnest residential skyscrapers in the U. S. and the world. At 435 meters, or 1,428 feet, it incorpo- rates the newly built condos of Steinway Hall and will soar 85 floors high and have a “slender- ness ratio” of 1:24. Its location is along “Billionaire’s Row” on 57th Street near Sixth Avenue. Te ar- chitects are SHoP, developers JDS and Property Markets Group, structural engineers WSP and the main contractors: Parkside Con- ...continued on page 27

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such



thing as wisdom - and no such thing as public liberty without freedom

of speech. Benjamin Franklin

Tis is a new and lighter version with a unique look. Te pastry is delicate and flakey and will work well with your favorite apple or berry pie recipe.

2 ½ cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon salt


Jokes & Humor # 2

While looking at a house, my brother asked the estate agent which direction was north because he didn't want the sun waking him up every morning. She asked, 'Does the sun rise in the north?' My brother explained that the sun rises in the east and has for sometime. She shook her head and said, 'Oh, I don't keep up with all that stuff...'

October Recipe Provided by Ron Skaar


with Pastry Leaves

1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, cut into ½ inch cubes, chilled About ½ cup ice water ¾ cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground cloves 2 lg. eggs, separated 1- 14.5 oz. can 100% pure pumpkin

2 tablespoons raw sugar

In bowl of food processor com- bine flour, 1 teaspoon sugar and ½ teaspoon salt. Add the butter and pulse for 30 sec- onds. Add ¼ cup water and pulse and add the rest of wa- ter until dough is evenly moist. Line a 9-inch cake pan with plastic wrap. Gently press pie dough into pan in an even layer and cover with plas- tic wrap. This last step helps make for easier roll out and round shape. Chill one hour or overnight.Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a flat cookie

...continued on page 5 Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech. ~ Plutarch

¾ cup non-fat dry instant milk ½ teaspoon salt & ½ teaspoon ground ginger

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