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New York Restaurant Week

Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in Featured, Travel | Comments Off on New York Restaurant Week

I don’t want to confuse you, but New York Restaurant Week now lasts 20 days. It’s the twice-a-year celebration of dining out in...

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The Dakota, New York City

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in Architecture, Featured | Comments Off on The Dakota, New York City

Yes, it’s where John Lennon lived when he was shot in 1980, and Yoko lives there still. But The Dakota’s history, beauty, and...

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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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Film: Annie Hall

Posted by on Oct 9, 2011 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on Film: Annie Hall

Roger Ebert calls Annie Hall “just about everyone’s favorite Woody Allen movie.” Well, it’s not mine. (Manhattan.)...

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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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Americana: The Plaza Hotel

Posted by on Apr 26, 2011 in Americana, Travel | Comments Off on Americana: The Plaza Hotel

When I made my first visit to New York City as an adult, I had a list of the sights I wanted to see as a first-timer. Like most people, I...

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Architecture: The Guggenheim

Posted by on Feb 4, 2011 in Architecture, The Arts | 1 comment

  Isn’t it odd how a unique building can divide people initially, then later be revered as one of the country’s greatest...

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TV Show: New Year’s Rockin’ Eve

Posted by on Dec 31, 2010 in TV Show | 3 comments

  If you’re old enough to remember New Year’s celebrations prior to 1972, then you remember the hideous music of Guy...

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Travel: Central Park

Posted by on Dec 26, 2010 in Travel | Comments Off on Travel: Central Park

  When Central Park was established back in 1857, New York City’s population had begun to move northward from the downtown area....

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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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