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Wackadoodle Hamptons Architecture

NO ONE COULD ACCUSE THESE HOUSES of being cookie-cutter. While cruising the East Hampton listings in the $600-800,000 range, these two, er, unusual houses came up. They’re not entirely out of context. The Hamptons have long been known for outrageous … Continue reading

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Meet the Trees

BROOKLYN IS ABLAZE WITH FALL COLOR, and I’m jealous. As far as autumn’s glories go, the East End of Long Island is a dud. The native forest here is mostly oak, and oak just turns brown. Not so in Columbia … Continue reading

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Shul on the Hill

I MAY HAVE FOUND MY SYNAGOGUE here on the East End (I say ‘may’ because I’m still shopping around). I went to Yom Kippur services at Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, the oldest synagogue on Long Island (if you … Continue reading

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Vegas, baby!

Old Vegas of the ’60s EVERYONE KNOWS what Las Vegas, the city that never stops reinventing itself, looks like today: a “World” theme park, with a half-scale Eiffel Tower, fake Italian lake village, and illuminated pyramid of Luxor. My personal … Continue reading

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Why I Love Philadelphia, Part 2

The old houses!!!  I love to walk the streets, just looking. Philly has way more surviving 18th century buildings than New York does, many open to the public. Among my favorites: the Powel House, below, on Third Street, where Philadelphia’s Revolutionary-era … Continue reading

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