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Petrossian perfection

In the midst of the mayhem that bustles relentlessly along Seventh Avenue between Times Square and Central Park, there is an oasis that could easily remain the secret place of a few. Without wishing to ruin it for these regulars, … Continue reading

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Buses and birthdays

It must be the year for vintage buses and birthdays. Outstanding in Madison Park on the weekend was a double decker bus posing for photographs and once again welcoming people to have a seat, if not a ride, after 60 … Continue reading

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Summer sizzle

There were at least three smoldering jazz bands, one banjo player plucking his way to the summer music festivals in Australia, a video team recording a trio of enthusiastic Irish dancers and a group of unseasonably dressed Amish Mennonites, all … Continue reading

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From Bondi to Brooklyn

There are no longer any lamingtons in the cake display, and flat whites are off the list at Toby’s Estate. It is some time since I visited Toby’s first foray into NYC in Williamsburg and found these vestiges of home. … Continue reading

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Autumn breezes blew early on the Hudson on the weekend bringing much laughter and loftiness to the west side. Just down stream from the infamous marina where male divorcees from the boom & bust eighties were still floating on their … Continue reading

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Berlin Wall, NYC.

August is the season like no other in NYC to find travelers with map in hand gazing upwards in search of landmarks. But this vertical city creates a challenge in finding even a colossus like the Empire State Building – … Continue reading

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Katharine Hepburn Garden

Just around the corner from the United Nations on East 47th street is a hidden garden. You can walk past a hundred times – as I have done – and not realize the significance of the space, where a local … Continue reading

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