Category Archives: markets

Blessed are the Cheesemakers

The sun is up, the sunshine is glorious and there is much to celebrate. Forever onward! Sisters are grandparents for the first time, old train sets are running anew for anyone who can fit inside the bubble, leaves are setting … Continue reading

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The Greatest

Feeling slightly stung by missing the World Stamp show and the opportunity to see the British Guiana 1c magenta stamp that shoe-man Stuart Weitzman paid $9.5M for to add to his collection, I cheered myself by trading this one-in-every-ten-year event … Continue reading

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Sleepwalking with the stars

Star gazing turned to sleepwalking on the High Line this week when clouds ruled out the first activity and a new sculpture by Tony Matelli made me rethink the second. Being confronted by a near naked sleep walker does raise … Continue reading

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Sleeping on the job

With corridors of conifers, perfumes of pine and fabulous firs, NYC is dressing for the season. On street corners all over the city, Christmas trees that have been trimmed and tethered just for this occasion wait for their chance to … Continue reading

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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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Market Share

The Farmer’s Markets in Union Square are the best place to be in NYC on a Saturday morning. At any time of the year the Square is full of bustle and seasonal colors and tastes, but there is something special … Continue reading

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Peeking at Poughkeepsie

Over three years ago I read a heartwarming story in the Times about the restoration of a massive footbridge that brought new energy to a recession clouded community upstate. The bridge crossed the Hudson at Poughkeepsie, about an hour and … Continue reading

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On the street with Bill Cunningham

I’m hip! I’m groovy! I have made it in New York City!! There I was early on Saturday morning, sauntering through the pumpkin filled Farmer’s Markets with my bike, the front box spilling over with groceries and spiked with ears … Continue reading

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Do you want pastrami with that?

A good pastrami sandwich has long been the calling card of a number of famous Jewish delis in New York City. Katz is probably the most well known, 2nd Avenue Deli is displaced but dependable, and Eisenberg’s, my unchallenged favorite … Continue reading

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Essex Street Markets

After the extraordinary inspirational performance of the Stockholm Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall last week, I thought I should have a look at some Nordic nosh. Maybe the secret of the joyful dancing conductor was in the food he ate. So … Continue reading

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