Tag Archives: Chelsea

And Then There’s Manhattan…

CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, I do sometimes go across the river to the little island with the big buildings. And I usually come back with a sigh of relief to the low-rise precincts of Brownstone Brooklyn. However, a recent stroll … Continue reading

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High Line Part II

Photo: Iwan Baan, 2011 LAST WEEK, another 10-block section of the High Line, the ongoing re-invention of an unused elevated railroad line through Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, opened to the public. The innovative park now stretches all the way to West … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW Garden Guide: New York City

NEW YORK in 2011 is truly a great garden city. World-class, I’d venture to say. Yet, as Nancy Berner and Susan Lowry¬†point out in the newly revised edition of Garden Guide: New York City (W.W. Norton, $22.95), as recently as … Continue reading

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Garden in a Bottle

ARTIST PAULA HAYES, Brooklyn-based creator of fantastical landscapes large and small (some so small they can be worn as necklaces), is speaking this Sunday, Feb. 14th, at Madoo Conservancy in East Hampton, on what sounds to me like a wonderful … Continue reading

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Way White in Amagansett

I HAVE ALREADY ADMITTED to a queasy fascination with the Novogratzes, ever since that unforgettable New York Times article last spring about their 7th child’s christening, filmed for a reality show that will debut next month on Bravo. They’re the … Continue reading

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Getting High in Manhattan

SPENT A COUPLE OF DAYS in the Big Town this week, taking care of business and visiting with my kids (who are grown-ups). On Tuesday, my daughter Zoe and I checked out the High Line, which is open, finally, after … Continue reading

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Faded Beauty: Michael Eastman’s INTERIORS

PEOPLE USED TO ACCUSE Michael Eastman of being “more of a painter than a photographer.” He took it as a criticism. But lately, the 62-year-old artist said, he’s realized “That’s who I am.” Eastman’s luscious depictions of decaying rooms, from … Continue reading

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