Author Archives: TheFitzyreport


Heaven had a geographical location this week. As fast as green leaves were unfurling from wintery starkness and lilacs proffered a perfume worth waiting for, blossoms tumbled over each other, as pink and then white and then pink again created … Continue reading

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Hallett Nature Sanctuary

Eighty odd New York years is a long time. In 1934 a small section of Central Park near 59th street became a dedicated bird sanctuary and was closed off to the public. What must have a been a boon to … Continue reading

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Ice & Vice

I tasted everything. I couldn’t resist, but it wasn’t my fault, they made me do it. And, they made it easy. Ice & Vice, an experimental icecreamery on the lower East side offers strange and wonderful combinations, water to cleanse … Continue reading

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The Passion with passion

The best of New York is not on Broadway this week. Just follow the church bells and you will find outstanding performances of music and theater that transcend religious commitment. The playbill has more to come, but on Palm Sunday, … Continue reading

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Wine and Poesy

A woman wearing a white dress and taking to her bedroom is not particularly unusual, except when it becomes a permanent choice and your name happens to be Emily Dickinson. But when a woman wearing a white dress that was … Continue reading

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Comforting decadence

On a grey rainy day, a rich, pure hot chocolate is a gift from the gods. And tasting the delights of Mah Ze Dahr may have you believing in more than one. This is a special place, a homage to the … Continue reading

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Wild side

Lou Reed may have walked on the wild side, but he had a lot of baggage. Three hundred linear feet to be accurate. Or at least that is what his bequeath to the New York Public Library amounts to. A … Continue reading

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Bread is the new Black

Bien Cuit! Well done! The hungry audience of NYC that pursues each crumb of the culinary spectrum from inspirational to imitation, has a new palette to experience with the opening of Bien Cuit. This most recent arrival boasts slow fermented crusty bread, made … Continue reading

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Sailing the silk routes

There is nothing like an old wreck to make you feel young again. Especially when the secrets of that wreck take you back to the fairy stories of your childhood. This story begins, as told by the docents at the … Continue reading

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Art has gone to the dogs in NYC courtesy of an Australian couple who believe hybrid art brings together the best of all worlds. Gillie and Marc’s canine cameraman have taken up residence in Greenwich Village after a stint over the river in … Continue reading

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