Category Archives: New York city

Last look at NYC: Perfection in the Park

My very most favorite days are those when I realize there’s no place I would rather be than where I am in that exact moment. And this was one of those days. We stepped into the Park at West 66th … Continue reading

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NYC Right Now: The Food Diaries – Constant. Change.

Pretty much every. single. thing in life changed in the last year and a half, so I’m not sure why I held on so tightly to my vision of NYC being EXACTLY the same. In my defense, this is a … Continue reading

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NYC Right Now: The Food Diaries – Greek is Glorious!

If I’d made a list of the things we missed about NYC during lockdown, Greek food might be very near the top. I’ve never been to Greece, so I can speak only to Greek food NYC-style. I’m sure it must … Continue reading

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NYC Right Now; The Food Diaries – Boulud 3 Ways.

Let’s call it a parable of loaves and dishes. Thanks to restaurateur par excellence Daniel Boulud, we ate well (and often!) during our city sojourn. Initially alarmed to learn of the closure of our beloved CafĂ© Boulud, we vowed to … Continue reading

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Crossing that bridge when I come to it.

Toward the end of 2020, I wrote the date down in my calendar on a whim. August 14. An exercise in hopefulness. Surely we could be back in the city by then, right? In the meantime, I was making no … Continue reading

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Waiting to walk the Brooklyn Bridge

It is a spectacularly beautiful day in Southern California, but I am, once again, in a New York state of mind. Winter is closing in there, and thus, our window for any hope of visiting again any time soon. I … Continue reading

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Reports of its demise?

Sorry. I can’t stop thinking about it. Because it seems everyone is talking about it. “LAND OF THE FLEE” screamed the New York Post last week. I guess their earlier and more staid headline “New Yorkers flee in droves” wasn’t … Continue reading

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Unpopular opinion.

I’m just gonna say it: I still love NYC. I know, I know, everyone is leaving. In droves. And I can’t wait to go back. Every day I have a twinge or two of homesickness for the greatest city in … Continue reading

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NYC, just under the wire.

It did cross our minds, the idea of not going. But this was back in the third week of February, before toilet paper became more precious than gold. We had plans, tickets for events, hadn’t been in the city since … Continue reading

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And just like that…

Overnight, poof! In the snap of a finger, the snap of a leafless twig, a season has departed. We walked home from the Upper East Side late night before last, the pavement dark but glistening from the day’s drizzle. It … Continue reading

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