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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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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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Barefoot & Flying

Abe was the only one who didn’t seem surprised. His grand appearance at The Morgan Library on Family Day showed none of the tell tale signs of his being dead for 150 years. A young hatted fellow did challenge the … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park

Australian accents resound along 5th Avenue at 105th street and I take full responsibility. For the past couple of weeks the Conservatory Gardens have been peaking with cherry blossom, magnolias, tulips, wisteria and lilacs. Collectively in the north east corner … Continue reading

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Book love

Times change, the world is forever evolving and nothing stays the same. Except at The Grolier Club in NYC. This historic center of worship for (invitation only) bibliophiles on East 60th street is a unique fellowship of men and women … Continue reading

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ANZAC 2015

Russell has to take some credit for the crowd. Hundreds and hundreds of people were solemnly assembled when I scooted in to the dawn service at 5.30 on Saturday morning. Not all of the faces were recognisable from the Australian … Continue reading

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Crafty Australians

The curatorial, the curious and the cute come together in an amazing collection of art and functionality on East 62nd Street. Tender Buttons is a button shop that since the early sixties has become a champion of making beautiful little … Continue reading

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Easter bunnies

The spontaneous gathering of characters and their colorful inventiveness make the Easter Sunday bonnet ritual outside St Patrick’s Cathedral one of the best in NYC. The city blocks traffic on fifth avenue from 49th to 57th Street and without any … Continue reading

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