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I remember the Friday after Thanksgiving when I was in kindergarten in 1959. My mother dropped Rory off at my grandparents’ place on 85th Street right after breakfast and took me with her on the 86th Street crosstown bus. She got a transfer for Fifth Avenue. I didn’t need one. I was still “little enough to ride for free, little enough to… Read more »

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Early mornings along New York’s busiest avenues always fascinate me. The city may never sleep, but it does rest, and these pre-sunrise moments offer a glimpse of the city before she’s camera-ready. A diva in repose, if you will. Then the sun rises across the East River, and west-facing windows along Manhattan fracture the beams of… Read more »

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It was a “miserable hot summer day, which was the 14th miserable hot summer day in a row.” Samantha fanned herself as she trudged up 9th Avenue. A nasally Brit in a bikini top appeared out of nowhere. After a double cheek kiss hello, the Brit (played by former Spice Girl Gerri Halliwell) announced that… Read more »

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Recently I met someone who lives really, really far away. On the other hand, he’s really, really awesome and super, super funny and very, very attractive and puts up with my ridiculous, ridiculous behavior and I think he secretly likes it. (At least, that’s what I tell myself morning, noon, and night). Plus, he’s a… Read more »

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Who:  The Marni, Ellis & Raegan Wood Dance Trio What:  A fundraiser/cocktail hour Where:  Butterfield 8, 5 East 38th Street When:  Thursday, March 8th from 7-9 PM Why:  Because dance lifts the spirits! Marni Ellis was a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company with her husband, the late David Wood.  She is now a grandmother and… Read more »

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“Making a movie for me is very similar to vomiting. You don’t like to vomit but you know you may feel better if you do.” ⁓Warren Beatty Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of watching Alan Rickman on Broadway. I’m not a fan of musicals, so the only time I really ever enter Times Square… Read more »

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That’s the thing about New York—everyone‘s always going.  -Carrie Bradshaw, Season 4, Episode 3 Living in New York, with its 8 million residents, means having a social circle that’s in a near constant state of growth. And with each new acquaintance, there comes an inevitable invitation to some event that the person holds near and… Read more »

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AANY: How are you today? Kerri: So far, so good. Last night was rough, Thursday night, but a good one. AANY: What happened last night? Kerri: Funny that you should ask. As an Uber New Yorker. I was at an uber hotspot called Catch in the West Village. One too many martinis- that’s exactly what… Read more »

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I attended kindergarten, grammar school, high school, and college in Manhattan. It was natural. I only left the Yorkville neighborhood for high school—LaSalle Academy in the East Village. In September of 1972, I entered Hunter College with 16,000 other matriculating students. At orientation, I was way back in the line. When they gave me my first… Read more »

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AANY columnist Maria Goshin doesn’t just write about architecture, she writes material for bonafide divas. Check out the details of her latest project… If you were to ask this New Yorker where you should be on Friday, March 23rd, my answer would involve a Campy Cuban Cable TV chanteuse in a live comedy extravaganza called… Read more »