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Stone Street Secret

I KNOW it’s hard to believe, but I do occasionally leave Brooklyn for that little island across the river. One of my favorite places for lunch is closed-to-traffic Stone Street in the Financial District, where about a dozen restaurants put … Continue reading

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Fiery Revelations at the New York Historical Society

EVER NOTICE HOW PRECIOUS FEW buildings in lower Manhattan date from the 18th century? There’s Fraunces Tavern and Trinity Church, but not much else. I always assumed it was because of the relentless march of commerce.  Today, at the New … Continue reading

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