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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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This Saturday is the Punk Island 2014 festival in New York City. It will feature almost 100 bands on seven stages all for FREE on Staten Island. I have had the good fortune to have been a fan of punk rock music since I first heard ‘Anarchy in the U.K.’ in the eighth grade. And… 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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My happiest time of year is not tied to the weather, nor is it tied to a holiday. I get silly when The Losers Lounge play Joe’s Pub. Founded by Joe McGinty and Nick Danger in 1993 at the Pink Pony, the revue grew into a musical force when it merged with the Kustard Kings… Read more »

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Kennedy Moore – founder of Ask A New Yorker – and I were recently invited by Cristyne Nicholas – chairman of The Broadway Association – to their annual Tony Awards Luncheon. Founded in 1911, this not-for-profit business association’s main focus is the cultural and economic betterment of the Broadway Theater District. Never having been to… 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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This past weekend I drove the family to the Bronx Zoo to do a 5K. I say ‘do’ a 5K because the plan was for me to run the 5K and then join my wife and our baby girls to walk the 5K together, but fate (meaning oversleeping, traffic and general lateness) conspired against us…. Read more »

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Tonight, I’m going to my grammar school, St. Stephen of Hungary’s first ever all students/faculty reunion. I graduated in 1968 and soaring memories involving all my senses have welled up. Next Friday, I’m headed to Joe’s Pub to see the Loser’s Lounge Carly Simon/Linda Ronstadt tribute.  The Losers Lounge is my favorite recurring NYC music… Read more »

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This month marks my 60th year as a New Yorker, and I still find new and interesting things everywhere I go in all five boroughs. To celebrate the city, to thank my friends, this month my storytelling show is free on me. I’m giving away stuff, too. “City Stories: Stoops to Nuts,” Tuesday, March 11… Read more »

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Last Saturday’s The Art of Hair event turned out to be a great success. Hundreds of people walked through the decorated bodega over the course of the night. It was an ever-changing group of consistently interesting people who all seemed to be engrossed in the spirit of the event. Barbers. led by the Nomad Barber… Read more »