Bloganuary Challenge – Day 20 – What is a Favorite Photo I’ve Taken?

Published January 20, 2022 by Maryanne
NYC Skyline by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

I love this photo because I love NYC. I was lucky to have worked there as a writer for a few years. I’ve stayed overnight in friends’ apartments. I even cat sat for a month, living in the Tudor City section of Manhattan, located on the east side between 40th and 43rd streets. That gave me a real taste of living in NYC. (And all that said, I still favor New Jersey, which only people who live here, including former New Yorkers will get).

When I took this photograph a couple years ago, I was coming home from a meeting with the publisher of Dining Out Magazine. I was their lead market editor for several months. Their office was in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. The publisher also owned a yogurt shop in Edgewater, New Jersey. We’d sometimes have meetings there. I snapped this photo while stopped at a traffic light, in the Weehawken, New Jersey area.

It was one of those rare moments in life where everything was just perfect. I got along great with the publisher. We had many laughs and many fine meals in restaurants all over Bergen County. And thanks to that gig, I was guest listed for a Duran Duran show, which was amazing.

I’m not the best photographer, but as a professional journalist, I didn’t always have the luxury of having a photographer assist me on gigs. I often had to take my own shots, and developed a good eye. Publishers are impressed that I use a real camera, not a phone to take pictures.

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta can be reached at:

She is the author of the following books:

“Be (Extra)Ordinary: 10 Ways to Become Your Own Hero” is available on Amazon. To get your paperback or Kindle version, visit:Be (Extra)Ordinary

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is available on Amazon. To get your paperback, Kindle or audio copy, go here: I Don’t Want To Be Like You

Her fiction book “Love Cats” second printing is now available, under the pen name Krystianna Mercury, from Pink Flamingo. You can purchase it here:

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