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Before you complain about their crap, give the pigeon credit for dealing with our crap. Like noise and pollution. The pigeon didn’t crash the North American party. It didn’t get here on it’s own, an ocean is a long flight unless you’re made of metal and carry tons of fuel in your tank. Where would… Read more »

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Last night marked the first of Pop-Up Art Event’s Artist Salon Series–gatherings for artists and connoisseurs to view, discuss and collaborate on a variety of artistic projects. Titled Janette Beckman Hip-Hop Mashup 2014, the show featured a range of graffiti based artists who created original works over Beckman’s iconic shots of Hip-Hop’s early stars. The… Read more »

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If Experimental got a mod Gallic facelift, traded craft cocktail whizzes for jaunty sommeliers, and perfected the art of in-house pickling and charcuterie-ing, let’s just say it’d be a force to be reckoned with. It happened. On Centre Street. And you should go. The folks at ECC have gotten themselves a one-way ticket on the… Read more »

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Over the Fourth of July weekend, I stayed put in NYC. I love when New York empties for a holiday. As a kid, instead of being sad because I was stuck “in the city,” I found good things that resulted from us not “getting out of town.” Dad didn’t own a car, our vacations were… Read more »

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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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I entered a haiku writing contest and was judged one of three winners. The haiku had to be about the World Cup. Here is my winning haiku: The American Way We are new at this Chant U.S.A.! U.S.A.! But don’t know the rules I am originally from The Bronx and I was raised a Yankee… Read more »

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When we think of history, we often think of the past. We do not consider that history is within us. History is the core of our being and the foundation upon which we stand to view the endless possibilities which surround us. We live within the past accomplishments, whether it is the building that was… Read more »

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      The Losers Lounge performance at Lincoln Center last week was wild. The audience danced their pants off. Disco music circled the space. Summer’s here, time is right. The weather called for thunderstorms but the skies cleared and stayed that way throughout the two hour show. Think of the best wedding you’ve ever been… Read more »