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Orthodox NYC

Saturday was one of those perfect Spring nights. No wind, clear starry skies and almost balmy air. As Sean and I swept down from the Grand Central overpass on our bikes, the scent of hyacinths met us on Park Avenue … Continue reading

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If there is a Belgium word for pavlova then this should be it. Merveilleux names the new bakery on the upper east side, as well as their signature sweet, a tower of whipped cream wrapped around the delicate crunch of … Continue reading

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Norman Rockwell

There aren’t many men I would go to New Jersey for, but this was an exception. The Newark Museum was hosting a hero that even Manhattan could not lure. The creator of Rosie the Riveter and the receiver of the … Continue reading

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International Pillow Fight Day

World diplomacy took a feathery but firm direction last weekend with the celebration of International Pillow Fight Day in Washington Square. Students from nearby NYU took a modern movement to a mosh pit of mirth. Comfy cushions were swung and … Continue reading

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NY Historical Society

There is more to the New York Historical Society than chronicles. Last Friday night Abe Lincoln was standing on the front steps to welcome me as I dashed past in the rain, blurring a photo op but not able to … Continue reading

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FYI Breads Bakery has taken flat white coffees off the chalk board. Do not be deterred. This was the result of a discrepancy between the coffee supplies and team of baristas about how the unique offering should be brewed. So … Continue reading

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Veiled Vision

From my semi embalmed horizontal state, the outside world looked like a dream. But hopefully with a happy ending. I was under wraps at the Christine Valmy beauty school, one of the finest in NYC and the first in America … Continue reading

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Law and Order

Not all who are summoned may serve…

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Oat meals

A dalliance with dietary diversity has seen the best of us dance between the desirable and the dubious. As I was riding in search of the former – the seasonal and somewhat elusive hot cross bun – I encountered the … Continue reading

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Waltzing Matilda

There is not a billabong or coolibah tree within cooee, but waltzing matilda has brought a flowering of antipodean beauty to New York City. While the much anticipated Conservatory Gardens is still in bud, Park Avenue is blooming with new … Continue reading

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