Tag Archives: BROOKLYN

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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Post-Sandy Dispatch from the Land of Normal

SANDY IS A TERRIBLE NAME for a hurricane; it sounds like a girl you dated in high school. This massive hybrid “superstorm” needed a much more formidable name. Medea, maybe, or Zarathustra. It was strange. Here in NYC, there wasn’t … Continue reading

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City Mouse Country Mouse

Al fresco dining: one of the chief pleasures of the season. Above, the garden of Brooklyn’s Bedouin Tent restaurant on Atlantic Avenue, with a view of the Belarussian church next door THESE DAYS, I’M BOTH a city mouse and a … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Crash Boom! Rx for Real Estate Wealth

I’M NORMALLY EXTREMELY SUSPICIOUS of financial ‘gurus’ and of people who have their heads swayed by their often-dubious advice. But a new book by Greg Rand, a real estate entrepreneur who contributes to Fox News (maybe that’s why I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Brooklyn in Bloom

I CAME BACK TO BROOKLYN after a few days in East Hampton to find the place exploding — florally speaking, that is. Whereas the East End of Long Island is still brown and bleak, except for the relief of roadside … Continue reading

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