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Fear of pizza

The Baldizzi family have given NYC a lot to be grateful for. In the time capsule that is now the Tenement Museum and was the family’s home after the first world war, visitors can see the origins of Italian-American culture. … Continue reading

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Stranded by books

The Strand is no ordinary bookshop. It is more a NYC destination where book lovers congregate, where you can peruse old and new papered treasures, find staff recommendations on a good read, wear something out of print, meet Kazuo Ishiguro … Continue reading

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Fur and fame

The cat walk and the dog walk had equal billing in NYC this week with fashion week and the Westminster Dog Show showcasing faux and fur. Central to the latter was the Hotel Pennsylvania on seventh avenue, which has kenneled … Continue reading

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The Presidential birthday

Valentines Day and President’s Day rarely fall on the same holiday, but in some ways they fall on the same page. For the long weekend just past, the shops were full of sales during the day and the restaurants were … Continue reading

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Valentines and Verses

The 16,000 flowers that collectively adorn the Viacom Building in a new installation in Times Square must have been ordered well in advance of Valentine’s Day. Just out of physical reach of my seasonally deprived gardening fingers, these fabulous flowers … Continue reading

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Tea and Sympathy

A cup of tea and a good lie down seemed the best remedy for the latest chocolate news to hit NYC. Winter storms may come and go ( or not ) but chocolate withdrawal can do permanent damage. As of … Continue reading

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Eccentric friendly

There will be no corn beef and cabbage at this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the East Village. At least not if you are going to the party hosted by John Casey. Irish whiskey will be more welcome for … Continue reading

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