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Forget Macy’s!

There were more bird watchers than blossoms in Central Park on the weekend, but reports that crocuses had been spotted in the Conservatory Gardens brought just as much joy. With snowbells, these miniature marvels promise Spring. While the rest of … Continue reading

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Opera at the MET (museum)

Tragedy was inevitable this week, when a witches spell, jealous lovers and dastardly deeds brought true love undone. But this was not the latest opera from the MET on the West side, but rather a week long multi-media event at … Continue reading

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Artful interventions

Snowmen fashioned out of marble by Vietnamese Buddhists under the direction of a Swiss artist who believes in ‘reality hacking’, terrariums where the fantastic properties of synthetic materials meet the phenomena of the natural world, and giant spools representing the … Continue reading

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Bjork and the Arch Bishop

Bjork and Cardinal Egan do not have much in common – and not just because the latter died last week. But with the performer installed at MOMA and the holy man at St Patricks, the┬árespective queues of their equally enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Designated Survivor

What a job description! The State of the Union address by the President requires the entire big brass of government to be in attendance in a joint session of the United States Congress. The Vice President, the Speaker, the Secretary … Continue reading

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It’s snowing! ( Again! )

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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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