I'm a retired public health worker (New York City Department of Health) living in Park Slope, Brooklyn (NYC). Laurie is a retired librarian (City College). We both love the City for its incredibly rich and accessible cultural and recreational offerings, but we also enjoy our summers of kayaking, bird-watching, hiking and (!) home repair up in the Catskills where we keep a cabin. Many of these activities involve our family and our many NYC and country friends, and at this point we are also able to travel abroad regularly.