Category Archives: MANHATTAN

Goodbye to Places that Made New York New York: Restaurants We Lost in the Pandemic

I scan the list with my heart in my throat, occasionally whispering “oh no!”, remembering places I’ve been and loved, meant to go back to, never did and now never will. The list, of some of the hundreds of mom-and-pop-type … Continue reading

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Seize the Sunset

“Live each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit…” Henry David Thoreau The year’s events have made us feel vulnerable, more conscious of the precariousness of our human lives. Maybe that’s why the passing … Continue reading

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New York, City of Restaurants, Bent but not Broken

When I think back on this sad time (assuming I survive it), the above image will always evoke the Covid era in New York City for me. The art, by Jorge Colombo, appeared in The New Yorker magazine last summer … Continue reading

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Hot Town, Summer in the City

IT’S NOT OVER ‘TIL IT’S OVER, but as soon as you start seeing ads for back to school shopping, you know it can’t be long before the Halloween decorations come out. The knowledge that it will soon be September has … Continue reading

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Say Hi to NYC’s Second Avenue Subway

ON NEW YEAR’S DAY, New York City opened its first new subway line in over half a century — well, three new stops, anyway. The far Upper East Side, once a pain to get to, is newly accessible via these … Continue reading

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