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The Winter Olympic Games are taking place in Sochi, Russia at a time when New York (and Atlanta) have more snow. Few would have thought that Russia, known for its cold weather, would be having problems keeping snow on the ground for the winter Olympics. These are strange days. During the 2010 Olympics I nearly wiped… Read more »

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WRITE ON NEW YORK Children’s clothing is gone. There are plenty of bathing suits. Shoes are scarce. Women’s plus-size dresses are in big supply. Men’s socks can still be had but tights and pantyhose: zilch. Rows and rows of jeans and sweaters but need a coat? 50% off but only eleven left. Versace is discounted… Read more »

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The week after Thanksgiving 1959, my mother left my brother, Rory, off at my grandparents on York Avenue and picked me up at P.S. 77 after kindergarten dismissal. Together we walked over to the 86thStreet cross-town bus just pulling up to the corner. Mom dropped a Mercury dime (I loved coins my grandmother and father… Read more »

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Senate investigators say Apple have wired a complex system to avoid paying billions of dollars from international profits from both the IRS and foreign tax collectors. We say: If this is true - bring the cost of your products down, pay your bills, and redeem yourself with a great I pad giveaway! According to Politico. com.  A report which was released ahead… Read more »

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Frédéric Fekkai is a French master stylist, an entrepreneur in the luxury hair care market and a style arbiter. He is also the author of “Frederic Fekkai: A Year of Style”. There is one woman who has followed his scissors for over two decades and her name is Mia Babes. Whether you are Royal, Political,… Read more »

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A:  Thanks to modern technology, tracking down the work of indie designers and fashion up-and-comers is easier than ever. Here are four great places to start: If you’re in New York, check out Made in NYC for a list of locally made products. The site includes the apparel industry as well as many non-clothing items produced in… Read more »

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Now that Lower Manhattan is starting to return to its former self after Hurricane Sandy, I’m happy to report on nine new openings in the district. They range from maternity wear to fried chicken and they are welcome additions.   SouthWest NY – 301 South End Avenue (212) 945-0528 | www.southwestny.com SouthWest NY is back and better… Read more »

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If you are a New Yorker that depends on supermarkets and local deli and fruit stands for your produce, you are getting the short end of the produce stick. Despite living in a booming metropolis, we New Yorkers actually have over 50 farmers’ markets (the largest outdoor network of urban farmers’ markets in the world!) that… Read more »