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Only good part to getting older is how I pop up in the early morning like a Reverse Vampire. Makes it easy to get outside when the light’s right. This past Saturday, I rode my bicycle to Central Park and arrived at Bow Bridge on The Lake at 6:45. The colors in the park slowly… Read more »

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The debate about art endlessly fascinates.  Is it a means of communication or is it an end within itself?  Is the creation of art the transformation of the artist?  Or does the artist transform the medium?  Is each work a labyrinth through which the audience may discover themselves anew, or is the work completely independent… Read more »

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We’ve all been there. You’re headed to a date with a new person, happy as a lamb adopted by a vegetarian farmer. You wear your Sunday best even though it’s not Sunday. You get your hair did. You even whip out a little perfume or cologne. You arrive, wait for him or her, and they… Read more »

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A:  In a wordNo. It’s true that you might be getting something that sort-of looks like your favorite designer brand, but the quality of the bags/sunglasses/watches are poor and easily recognized as cheap. The higher-end knock-offs (the one stored in illicit back rooms and basements) look like the real deal, but they are highly illegal… Read more »

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You’re officially a New Yorker when You’ve lived here for at least 8 years You’ve gotten punched in the face by a homeless man (or woman) You’ve gotten hit by a car I was branded an “Official New Yorker” after checking #3 off my list on Monday. It started off like any other beautiful fall day…. Read more »

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Next Tuesday, August 14th, Garland Jeffreys—one of my songwriting heroes—will perform at City Stories: Stoops to Nuts at the Cornelia Street Cafe. It’s a family affair: Garland, Claire, and Savannah Jeffreys will take the stage along with Robert Conroy, one of my favorite artists from the Loser’s Lounge. Jeffreys is a New York City treasure. Please… Read more »

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I’m a rabbit who’s never left his warren. My family has lived on York Avenue in Manhattan since 1896. I own the horseshoe that hung over the front door of my great-grandparents’ apartment at #1403. I already have 1500 old photographs of Yorkville, but nothing pumped me up like my recent discovery of the Walker… Read more »

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Love the idea of a sweet lounge near midtown but hate the crowds at 230 Fifth? Contributor Emily Sproch may have just the place… There is a powerful divide at 26th and Broadway. Just north of the intersection lies a dismal strip of wholesale shops that supply the city’s street vendors with their cheap perfume… Read more »

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Before air conditioning, I spent entire Yorkville summers with the lights out in our 517 East 83rd Street apartment. Mom could page through a calendar in the winter and start sweating when June, July, August flipped by, but Dad loved the heat. He slept under a pipe in the Navy. Made for nice conversation. One afternoon… Read more »

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By the light the silvery moon, New York in June. Zero Mostel sang it best in the 1968 film The Producers. This past week, I experienced Manhattan in June. Pictured here is a cloud-swirled full moon over Washington Square; Gramercy Park balconies & ivy; Sheep Meadow squirrels; East River clouds, boats, lighthouses and bridges; the… Read more »