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At odds in the Big Apple: How accessible is the city that never sleeps? Before I begin on the contents of this blog, I hope you all had a fun filled Halloween. Throughout my life I have always prided my self on how many obstacles I have overcome. How I have learned to live my… Read more »

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“Tommy, get my bag,” My grandmother barked. It was February 1965, I was 11.   ‘Oh, Christ,’ I thought. Slowly, I made my way through the railroad flat looking for Nan’s pocketbook. The gang box weighed more than my little brother, and when I heaved the thing up, I imagined Nan in the audience on… Read more »

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Feel like getting in the mood for Halloween? Growing up in Manhattan, I took every opportunity I could to scare myself. I loved being spooked.  I ate up every horror movie as a kid and listened to countless tall tales and read every ghost story on the planet. After all these years, there is only… Read more »

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I got married in a BCBGMAXAZRIA party dress that I ordered online from Nordstrom’s for $288.  Because my dress budget was low, my shoe budget was high.  Until that point, the most expensive shoes I’d ever purchased were a pair of Steven by Steve Madden satin paisley d’Orsay pumps for $89.99, which I adored and… Read more »

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the PRESIDENCY What good is being top of the heap when the heap is a pile of shit? INTELLIGENCE Intelligence is a burden from which the only relief is intelligence. LEADERSHIP I choose not to lead for fear of the characters who may follow. FRIENDS There is a major difference between friendliness and friendship. UNIQUE-NESS… Read more »

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Can you be in love with a city—real, complex, complicated love?  Absofuckinglutely. Can you be irritated, frustrated, and pissed with said city?  Posifuckingtively. After posting last week’s ode to New York, I read a refreshing, candid article in W magazine (I know—it’s the last place I’d expect to find anything refreshing and candid either) by… Read more »