Hello everyone from Mal Milligan !! Welcome to my blogging and everything else site. You can view lots of posts and photography here from my current home in Jersey City NJ, my last home in Manhattan NYC, and my hometown Ramsey NJ. Also commentary on my favorite pursuits. 

Thanks for stopping by !! Best Regards, Mal

Siteground Features

Siteground Features

I was a happy camper for a few years at Siteground and what I remember most was their generally excellent tech support. I've used at least a dozen hosting companies since I started building websites on Yahoo GeoCities in 1993 or so. This was one of the best I ever...

NYC Vegan Alert: Orchard Grocer

NYC Vegan Alert: Orchard Grocer

[adding on 5-2-2020] Forgot to mention... Orchard Grocery is also like a NYC Vegan Bodega. Lots of cool food items to buy here to take home and cook yourself as you can see in the pics. I bought a couple types of seitan I've never seen anywhere else and I got some soy...

Best Bagel on 35th St.

Best Bagel on 35th St.

[adding to this on 5-2-2020] Forgot to mention, this place has Vegan Tofu Spread !! Along with a ton of non-vegan stuff. Would also like to mention now I've been here probably 6 times so far. There is a huge line sometimes on weekends. Somehow the tourists found out...

Hanging out on 42nd Street in NYC on a Saturday night

Hanging out on 42nd Street in NYC on a Saturday night

There are a lot of movie theaters in NYC and this is my fav so far (image below). The AMC Empire 25 on 42nd Street. I don't go often but I just passed a professional exam that I had studied for 2 months for and I celebrated by seeing "Dark Tower" with Idris Elba and...

Pho Thanh Hoai I – NYC Vietnamese Restaurant

Pho Thanh Hoai I – NYC Vietnamese Restaurant

Update from 4/20... place is CLOSED. Here is a Yelp link: https://www.yelp.com/biz/thanh-hoai-1-new-york I went to Pho Thanh Hoai I with Johnny last night and we had a great experience. It was Saturday night at around 10:00 PM and we hiked to Chinatown from One World...

Visited One World Observatory – the Freedom Tower

Visited One World Observatory – the Freedom Tower

Here are some cheap iPhone 5S pics from the Freedom Tower. I have an annual priority access pass and I've been to the top 3 times so far. Always cool. This time I went with my son Johnny and we had a great time. Crowds up there are very international. Heard many...

WordPress Taking Over the Internet

WordPress Taking Over the Internet

I've been building WordPress sites for 10 years. I recently switched from building the super powerful and complex self-hosted WordPress.org type sites to simpler and much more bullet-proof WordPress.com sites. This site, MalMilligan.com, is now running on...

Why Bridgehampton Long Island Kmart SUCKS

Why Bridgehampton Long Island Kmart SUCKS

The parking lot is a war zone because of carts left unattended and frequent wind. These pictures from May 7th, 2017 at KMart in Bridgehampton, at 8:30 AM on a Sunday morning. There was almost $800 in damage to my car. The Kmart staff in the store including the manager...

Ramsey NJ Day 2007

Ramsey NJ Day 2007

A blast from the past. Found these Ramsey Day photos as I was managing some of my older photo folders. Now that it's 10 years later, a lot of the kids in the parade are in college, a lot of the high school kids are done with college - hopefully they have good jobs -...