Tagged With: New York

TENEMENT MUSEUM | New York

Last night I watched a very old film, called A Tree Grows In Brooklyn.   I remember seeing it when I was a child.  It starred Peggy Ann Garner, as the imaginative daughter of a poor Irish family living in a tenement. This little girl would have been about my age, was reading her way through the Read More…

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Another Manhattan | New York City

I guess you never get enough of the Big Apple. And the choices of activities are endless and ever changing. It’s like the old adage: “you never step in the same river twice” (vamping on Aki Busch and Herodotus themes). The theme of this column could be: “How To Go to Europe in two days in Read More…

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New York City | a Great Weekend Destination

We recently did a reverse “commute” to spend a few days in the big city.  We’ve lived in the country for so long that it’s a real treat to be in the Big Apple with time to spare.  I found it especially fun to spend these days in the Greenwich Village area, which is filled with all sorts of Read More…

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MOMA Dearest | New York, NY

We are very lucky to live so close to New York City.  I think we have the best of both worlds.  We are near the city, but not “of” the city – meaning that we are far enough into exurbia, or the boondocks, that we are not so terribly influenced by what goes on in the Big Apple. Unless, of course, Read More…

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Opening The Gates | New York, NY

I’m sure everyone has read about the happening in Central Park, considering the blanket news coverage.  Christo, famous for covering things up, I mean big things, like the Reichstag in Berlin, and the Pont Neuf in Paris, finally got permission to put up 7500 pleated saffron panels along 23 miles Read More…

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Two Views of NYC | New York

I’ve told you there are many faces of New York City. You probably know a few. I’ve recently seen three incredibly different versions. The Upper East Side and Forty-Second Street are poles apart, and Queens is a world away. Why would anyone go to 42nd Street, you may well ask. For the theater, Read More…

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