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Lawrence Block

Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in Featured, Writers | Comments Off on Lawrence Block

This is a very personal choice, because most Americans don’t know who Lawrence Block is. Even among those who are diligent readers,...

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Flatiron Building, New York City

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Architecture, Featured | Comments Off on Flatiron Building, New York City

Not as tall as the Empire State Building or as graceful as the Chrysler Building, the Flatiron nevertheless stands as one of...

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Blue Note Jazz Club

Posted by on Nov 15, 2011 in Featured, Music | Comments Off on Blue Note Jazz Club

Is there any location in the America more appropriate for a world-class jazz club than Greenwich Village? The Blue Note on West 3rd St. in...

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Travel: The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel

Posted by on Sep 18, 2011 in Featured, Travel | Comments Off on Travel: The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel

You’ve stayed in those hotels where if you’ve seen one room, you’ve seen them all? That’s not how they do it at the...

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Architecture: The Brooklyn Bridge

Posted by on May 11, 2011 in Architecture, The Arts | Comments Off on Architecture: The Brooklyn Bridge

It takes an abundance of confidence to decide to build a suspension bridge that’s fifty percent longer than the longest one in...

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Food: Le Bernardin

Posted by on Feb 8, 2011 in Food | Comments Off on Food: Le Bernardin

This elegant restaurant, located in midtown Manhattan, is consistently ranked as one of America’s finest restaurants. Since its...

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Food: Clam Chowder

Posted by on Dec 29, 2010 in Food | Comments Off on Food: Clam Chowder

  Let’s not fight the battle of clam chowders here. Most Americans outside of New England know of basically two variations on...

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Americana: Macy’s New York

Posted by on Dec 22, 2010 in Americana | 1 comment

  Not many retail establishments can trace their roots back before the Civil War. But R.H. Macy opened his eponymous store at the...

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Film: The Movies of 1979

Posted by on Dec 5, 2010 in Film | 1 comment

  What makes some movie years better than others? Perhaps it’s better studio executives making good decisions about which movies...

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History: Ellis Island

Posted by on Nov 24, 2009 in History | Comments Off on History: Ellis Island

For the twelve million immigrants who came through Ellis Island, and their now 100 million descendants, these 27.5 acres are sacred...

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