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1. Brunch at The Bailey: When walking through the Financial District early on Sunday morning, you’ll spot a tour group or two, standing around taking pictures of the New York Stock Exchange – but will be surprised by just how barren downtown can be. Practically alone in this concrete wasteland, you’ll walk down Wall Street,… Read more »

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“We look forward to welcoming you to dinner, decadence, and secret delights at Queen of the Night,” read the top of the invite I received from Drew Davis, Chief Brand Ambassador for the Concierge Sales Network. He organized a ladies night with six other women from around the city that are more or less associated… Read more »

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People Everywhere It’s impossible to be a total hermit in NYC. Sure you could hide in your hovel and order Seamless while watching Netflix until the end of time, but even then you’d have to interact with the delivery person – and if you’re actually a participating member of society, you can’t go anywhere without… Read more »

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WRITE ON NEW YORK Everyone needs a great website. Ladies-of-the-night in the Midwood section of Brooklyn are proud of their pages, thanks to an English professor. I shall call him Spencer. He is sixty-something with distinguished brow and short-cropped gray hair. Tenured at a city university, he comes to Brooklyn to teach the classics. One… Read more »

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Most everyone has attended a dinner where they introduce themselves to others. There are the stiff formal functions, the fluster of a first date or even sitting at the dining table with family after a long absence. But have you ever heard of a dinner where you are reintroduced to yourself? Imagination in Space X… Read more »

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WRITE ON NEW YORK Manhattan is the richest of the boroughs but is no longer the most interesting. You can walk Manhattan a whole day and see only people who have everything—not the stuff of story. This isn’t an insult. I’m pretty sure that successful, beautiful, affluent people revel in their status and want the… Read more »

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Early in the day on December 31st, visitors will begin pouring into the city to participate in the Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration. If you plan to be among the one million people who will ring in the New Year with the ball drop at midnight consider this: you may stand in the cold… Read more »

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There’s a wine bar on practically every corner in New York. But just because there’s a couple smooching at the one in your ‘hood right now doesn’t mean that it should become your go-to date spot. In a social city, you’re not just judged on your kissability but also on the locale you choose. I… Read more »

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When it comes to great food no one knows Italian cuisine quite like Giacomo Alaio and that’s one of the reasons  customers are flocking in droves to the new Patrizia’s  on Staten Island. Touched by the people when he came with flood after Hurricane Sandy, Giacomo decided to open on the Island and give the… Read more »