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A wild night on the West side

The American Museum of Natural History may not be listed with Airbnb, but they do have tempting alternative accommodation for a one night stand in NYC. Availability is extremely limited, and in fact only three dates are open for the … Continue reading

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Hot in the city

Pink beer would hardly have been the drink of choice of the thirsty fishmongers that worked the docks south of the Brooklyn Bridge for 193 years. But sweltering heat and cold imports can be persuasive and if the fish markets … Continue reading

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Vive Brittany!

My grandmother was not the kind of woman to drink in the pantry. If she fancied a gin and tonic, I know she would have enjoyed it in full view of the neighbours, regardless of any male or moral intimidation. … Continue reading

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The best and the wurst

The fourth of July is absolutely the best time of the year for guilt free consumption of hot dogs. I am not talking the Nathans variety, the chew-free golden-red wiener, marinated for hours in hot water and served on a … Continue reading

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Over the Rainbow

The streets of NYC were glittering with gold on the weekend. Not to mention red, blue, green and purple. With the Grateful Dead showering thousands of followers with multi-coloured tie died roses on the west side of the country, NYC … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland

Alice must have been quite a girl. 150 years after that glorious boating trip up the Thames, people all over the world are celebrating the wonderland that was created for her by Lewis Carroll. There are theatrical adaptions in Oxford, … Continue reading

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Trading places

We have said goodbye to Madam Chrysler, hello to the Empire State, and taken only the essentials!

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Waterways

The East River Ferry is like the Caribbean Cruise Liner of Gotham – especially on a perfectly glorious sunny day. From 34th street the boat zigzags across to Long Island City and then south to Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Bridge, Wall … Continue reading

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The Whitney and beyond

After seeing the latest Mad Max film, riding through downtown traffic did not seem nearly as scary as it usually does. There were no firebombs, maxed out Monaro’s, sandstorms, or hideous toothy tyrants to deal with. But our destination, the … Continue reading

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An Australian New York moment

You never know who you will run into in this city… and I was only going out for a coffee….

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