“Alligators all Around.” From Really Rosie, book and lyrics by Maurice Sendak, with music by Carole King. It’s a real favorite from my teen years.
Boxing gloves. I just love my mini-boxing gloves.
Croton Aqueduct and Dam. Beautiful and impressive for hiking and picnicking.
Daffodils. One of the first signs of spring. I love to see them come up year after year in my garden.
Emelin Theater in Mamaroneck. Great performances for kids.
Failure. It helps you learn.
Greenburgh Nature Center. A great spot for a day out with the family and great for kids’ birthday parties.
Hudson River. Gotta love water that flows in opposite directions at the same time.
Icy-cold beer. Preferably from a local brewery.
Jacob Burns Film Center. Great institution, great films.
King Kone. One of the last great “drive-in” eating places for the whole family.
Lazy weekend day. I’d sleep as late as my kids would allow. It’s rare but loved (another “L” word).
Mantegna. My favorite Italian Renaissance artist.
Neuberger Museum of Art. Sorry, I just can’t resist plugging my own place!
Oxygen. Gotta have it, preferably relatively clean.
Purchase College. Our amazing parent institution, ranked in the top-10 public liberal-arts colleges in the nation.
Queen for a Day. That’s what I want
Riverdale. A great place to live.
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. I’m fascinated by cemeteries, particularly ones with interesting stories.
Thurman Munson. If you’re a Yankees fan like me, you’ll understand why.
Umbrellas. I especially like ones that I can actually find and that are not yet broken.
Voracious Reader. A great independent children’s bookstore in Larchmont.
Wave Hill. Love visiting anytime but especially enjoy a successful trip—which I define as my kid
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Xenodocheionology. Yes, I got this from a list of “X” words, but it turns out to be something I really love. (You’ll have to look it up.)
Yonkers. I’m excited about its thriving arts community.
Zambonis. I love watching them smooth the ice, making it shimmer