Category Archives: New York

Covering Compost Cookies to Candy Couture In 24,021 New York City Steps

When the first Saturday morning in December dawns, you may like to be nestled all snug in your bed, but I much prefer hitting the pavement for another now-legendary 15-hour visit to New York City. The once-bleary-eyed novice in All … Continue reading

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In The New York City Habitat Of Three Bull Moose, See A Sparring Pair And Another’s Hip Cowboy Duds

When former slave Frederick Douglass arrived in New York City as a free man, he found himself in the midst of a mighty throng of people, surging to and fro between the lofty walls of Broadway. We found ourselves in … Continue reading

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Find Matilda the Cat – And The Best Company In The World – At The Algonquin Hotel

When he was growing up, John Fitzgerald Kennedy had three wishes. He wanted to be a hero like aviator Charles Lindbergh, to learn Chinese and to become a member of the Algonquin Round Table, a legendary literary landmark that made … Continue reading

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Seeing The Grolier Club Was Like Landing On 63

If I were as adventurous as my friends Elkin and Judy, one thing would make me consider moving to New York City — being able to attend Royal Oak Foundation programs held at some of the city’s best cultural institutions. … Continue reading

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Start Your Charm String Under The Sign Of The Golden Button

When Apple’s iPhone was released, its sleek look set it apart from the competition. Gone was the traditional keypad, in favor of a touch-sensing flat screen. It was another example of the minimalism that Steve Jobs, the company’s co-founder, favored. … Continue reading

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See Albertine And You’ll Say, “C’est Magnifique!”

The Lady in Gold at was calling us so insistently from her home at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 86th Street that all I could manage was a quick glimpse of a sign reading “Albertine.” I made a … Continue reading

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Central Park’s Sheep Had A Swanky Home

When Vera Bradley fans shopped for additions to their collection between July 1990 and January 1997, one of their pattern choices featured squirrels, rabbits, deer, roosters and unicorns scampering through a colorful bed of flowers on a black field. It … Continue reading

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