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I lost both my hips. Their decline was due to poor genetic lotto and a thousand games played on concrete and asphalt. One stood out: Johnny on the Pony, a game of immense endurance and stupidity. The game’s strategy involved one team (“The Pony”) forming a long bent-over row like a Chinese New Year’s dragon, while the other… Read more »

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In this country, it is generally assumed that mothers are egregiously under-appreciated. No one really knows how much good work they do and how tirelessly they do it—not the fathers of their children and certainly not the children themselves. No one but fellow mothers know the heartache, worry, sacrifice, and exhaustion they continuously grin and… Read more »

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Men! They are from Mars, and we are from Venus, right? Not exactly. Here is something that is going to blow your mind: We are all actually from the same planet—Earth. Google it. So why then, is it so hard for men and women to “get” each other? I blame pop music. There was a time when… Read more »

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Q: I am a woman in my early 60s who enjoys dressing nicely and keeping up with the current trends. Unfortunately, it seems like most stores cater to women in their twenties and thirties, or they sell “old lady” clothes. There doesnʼt seem to be a whole lot in-between. Iʼm too old for mini skirts… Read more »

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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 »