One of my favorite vacations ever was to New York City. I was curious about it but not sure I wanted to go there. But when my son’s work took him there for a year, I decided it was time to visit him and the city. And I am so glad I went. It was magical.
This post features one of my new affiliates. TopView Sightseeing helps people tour New York City, and since there is so much to see and enjoy there I decided to share it with you. ( I am not directly compensated for mentioning this business; these are affiliate links that pay a commission to this blog if you use them to purchase; you should pay nothing extra.)
Besides visiting New York City, I’ve mentioned it in several previous posts, mostly book reviews. I’m going to share links to them as well as some of my travel photos.
(These posts also have affiliate links to books and book sites. )
I reviewed Carole King’s memoir, A Natural Woman. Carole was born in Manhattan, attended school in New York City, and started her musical career there. A musical about her life, Beautiful, plays on Broadway. (I saw Beautiful in Tulsa.)
Another memoir, Working Stiff, happened in New York City. Dr. Judy Melinek and her husband T.J. Mitchell chronicled her work as a medical examiner with the NYC Medical Examiner’s office following the Trade Center attacks on 9/11.
Sometimes Amazing Things Happen:Heartbreak and Hope on the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward by Elizabeth Ford, M.D.
I read this book in which Dr. Elizabeth Ford reviewed her career as a psychiatrist at Bellevue Hospital, where she cared for mentally ill patients in the criminal justice system of New York City.
When the hospital flooded and lost power during Hurricane Sandy she and the dedicated staff fought to get permission to evacuate the prisoner patients who languished for days in a ward without running water or hot food.
Dr. Danielle Ofri has a special interest in and writes about the patient- physician relationship . She is an attending physician at Bellevue Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine, and writes for The New York Times.
She has written several books; I reviewed this one.
Medical writer Sonia Shah reviews the history of the cholera epidemic of NYC among others in her book Pandemic.
I hope you enjoyed this post.
Let me know if you make it to New York City and what you did there. And if you use TopView Sightseeing tell me about your experience, I’ll share it with other readers. And thanks for using the other affiliate links in this post, I appreciate your support of the blog.
Thanks for exploring New York City and the HEART of health with me.