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Al dente

Indecision is a terrible thing. On a freezing day this week when coffee and hot chocolate were alluring alternatives around the hot spots of the Flatiron, the best decision finally came spontaneously. Pasta! Sean and I were only slightly peckish … Continue reading

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(White) Australia Day

The lights were on but no-one was home for Australia Day celebrations last night in the Big Apple. The Empire State Building closed early along with the parks and stores, the subway wasn’t running, there were no restaurants open, and … Continue reading

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Everything’s A OK!

It took decades to get the song out of my head the first time and now here we go again! Sesame Street’s Muppets are in town to celebrate their 45th birthday and they haven’t aged a bit. The Cookie Monster … Continue reading

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On reflection…

Ground Zero has been a boarded construction site surrounded by police barricades and wandering tour groups for most of my residency in NYC. It was not a place I readily recommended for visitors and my own lack of attendance there … Continue reading

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Coffee with Carson

The vernacular of the Big Apple has expanded over the past few days to encompass an Australian import and an MTA export. Flat white¬†has been a coffee code between expats for years and now Starbucks has taken the word mainstream, … Continue reading

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Veselykh svyat!

Today was a perfect day to be celebrating the Orthodox Christmas Eve. With temperatures dipping to minus 7 degrees celsius, and swirling snow dusting the cityscape white, all that was needed was a warm spot, some hearty food and a … Continue reading

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The Cat’s Meow

It may be a little catty to say that New York’s cafe society is going to the dogs. But before you enter the Meow Parlor on the lower east side, you have to remove your shoes, sanitize your hands and … Continue reading

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