Hi. I’m SAllan. My little corner of the world happens to be in New York City. I live here in a cozy little apartment with Hubby John and Sammy The Cat. Our passions include photography, exploring this wonderful city, family history, eating, and entertaining you daily on this little old blog.

This blog focuses on NYC – whether you’re local, a visitor, or “window shopping” from afar, we hope to show you bits of this remarkable city that you might want to go experience for yourself one day. And, if you can’t experience them in person, let us do the walking for you!

We especially like to showcase inexpensive or FREE things to do here in the city; there’s always LOTS going on that won’t break the bank!

We may stray occasionally into other favorite topics such as travel, food, genealogy, animals, music, tv, movies and the like – but we’ll ALWAYS return here to New York City!

If you want to view any of the photos larger, just give them a click. To come back to the main screen, click your “back” arrow.

If there’s anything that you see/read that you like, please use the “Comment Section”!

We hope that you’ll join us often here in SAllan’s Corner.




9 Responses to “About”

  1. colleen williams June 29, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    lovely pool – where is it?

    • sallanscorner June 29, 2011 at 11:11 am #

      It is a wonderful pool, Colleen. It’s Manhattan Plaza Health Club on W 43rd Street.


      • Edith Wharton September 9, 2011 at 8:46 am #

        I would like to reproduce one of your images of the Cloisters. Could you get in touch with me at (email address edited out by site moderator)

  2. Byron Gordon (@ByronG) September 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm #


    Since you featured a post about the recent wiener war between Oscar Mayer and Sara Lee, I thought you might be interested in a blog post that we put up today: “Despite Wiener War Truce…”
    – The post pertains to the recent court settlement between Oscar Mayer and Sara Lee and who benefited the most in terms of media coverage.

    We were inspired to jump into the wiener war from the news coming out of Chicago when the trial took place. Our follow-up story used data from HighBeam Business to show that, despite the court settlement, there was indeed a clear winner in the wiener war, at least in amount of media coverage.

    If you would like a free three-month subscription to HighBeam Business, an online information source, we’d be delighted to provide you with one. Just let me know and I will set you up with log-in info.

    If you get inspired to do blog post on the wiener war between Sara Lee and Oscar Mayer, please consider linking to our blog post.

    Best regards,

    Byron Gordon
    (on behalf of HighBeam Business)

  3. Romey November 22, 2011 at 12:23 am #

    Can you tell us what filters you used on the image with your husband in the red shirt at the doorway…

    • sallanscorner November 22, 2011 at 5:14 am #

      Hi Romney, sure! I use a process called HDR (High Dynamic Range). You take several different exposures of the same image, and then you combine them to get detail in the shadow and highlight areas of the image. You then can apply Tone Mapping techniques for altered color, contrast, etc.

      I believe that you can do this through Photoshop, but I use a program called Photomatrix Pro.


      You can play with single images, too, with the Tonemapping feature. It’s fun – some people love it and some people hate it. Of course, you can use it with a light or heavy touch.

      Hope this helps! Please let me know if you like the effect!



  4. Jean Lachowicz January 8, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    Love your blog! I’m wondering if you still have any cuttings of the Todd Friendship Tree available??? I’d gladly pay postage and/or make a donation of any kind. Let me know! (I’ve loved Todd since the early ’70s.)

    • sallanscorner January 8, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

      I’m so glad that you like my blog – thanks so much for reading. I don’t have any cuttings at the moment, but I’ll be happy to mail you a leaf or two which will root on their own. Please email me at sallan@nyc.rr.com and give me your mailing address.

  5. Gerard Buitendijk October 30, 2015 at 6:46 am #

    Hi, Great pictures! I want to use an image from you for a wall panel in an office. Please mail me so we can get in touch and have a IRL chat on the phone. Thanks!

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