Tag Archives: Frederick Law Olmsted

He Said, she Said: Memoirs and Biographies, Part I

“Hell is other people” said Sartre. Maybe so. But reading about them is an absolutely delicious pastime. I got up close and personal with some extraordinary folks via an even dozen biographies and memoirs in 2018. Here’s half of them: … Continue reading

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Saturday. In the Park. With Fred, Calvert & Jacob.

My favorite place in NYC is Central Park. And my favorite place in Central Park is Bethesda Terrace. I silently paid my respects to park creators Frederick Law Olmsted & Calvert Vaux this morning, saluting their signpost as I crossed … Continue reading

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The Un-High Line.

I guess you could say it’s been spoiled by success. Strolling the enormously popular High Line of late has not exactly been a walk in the park. So slow. So crowded. And it is having the very breath squeezed out … Continue reading

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