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The sunset view from the Trump World Tower at United Nations Plaza was magical and dizzying. High above Manhattan, we found ourselves eye-level with a glowing Empire State building. In the distance, the jeweled, twinkling arms of three bridges pointed the way to Brooklyn and Queens. But the lights also drew attention to a shadow… Read more »

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Where the children go, the schools follow. In a sure sign that Lower Manhattan is adding more families than ever (our residential population has doubled in the last 10 years), a new child care center and pre-school has opened off Washington Street across from Battery Park City. Just up the Hudson in North Battery Park… Read more »

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Q: I am four months pregnant with my first child and am starting to work on designing and planning a functional, stylish, soft nursery. The room is 10×12, and I’d like to include a gender-neutral crib under a small chandelier, separate changing table, glider/rocker that reclines, dresser drawers, and maybe a small daybed. For colors,… Read more »

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Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’ — C.S. Lewis Last Saturday, I left Harry at home with his Dad and flew to Chicago for some best friend R&R. My friend (nickname: The Little Lady) is getting married, and so… Read more »

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“I used to ride in my father’s rumble seat,” Dad told me once while we sat at the bar in Loftus Tavern. As Dad drank a short beer and I sipped a coke, I wondered, What’s a rumble seat? I asked. He said, “It was a seat that hinged out of the back of the car. It felt like… Read more »

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Ask a New Yorker: What’s up? What’s going on today? Redd: Not much. We are just wandering. On our way back home, exploring Times Square one last time. Ask a New Yorker: Sounds like you’re visiting. Redd: Yep, I’m visiting from Seattle. I was out here for my first New York art show so we… Read more »

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Q: I work in a traditional corporate office and during the summer, the heat and long walk to the office make many of my work clothes and heels unbearable. Do you have any suggestions for stylish, feminine, corporate work-wear that is still comfortable and beats the heat? Also, on a side note, is it okay… Read more »