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NYC: the final word

  I’ve finally left New York. My last glimpse of Gotham City was through the window of the moving van as my son-in-law drove across the George Washington Bridge. So that’s it. Six months of caring for my baby grandson; six months of living in one of the great cities of the world—all over. I’m […]

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Why I love New York City

  New York is the concentrate of art and commerce and sport and religion and entertainment and finance, bringing to a single compact arena the gladiator, the evangelist, the promoter, the actor, the trader and the merchant. It carries on its lapel the unexpungeable odor of the long past, so that no matter where you […]

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10 Cheap Things to do in New York City

  “Cheap” and “New York City” may sound like a contradiction so jarring as to make Stephen Hawking embrace the Virgin birth. But after living here for six months, I’ve stumbled over some sweet deals, and I’m sure there are many more–so don’t be shy. Share the love! Without doubt, it’s painfully expensive to live […]

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Bryant Park. The jewel in the heart of Manhattan.

  Springtime in New York City took me by surprise. I hadn’t expected so many blooming things–hyacinth, tulip, daffodil, redbud, and lots of stuff I couldn’t identify. I didn’t expect the streets in my neighborhood to become so vibrant or the parks so full. Playgrounds were a hive of small moving bodies. Families picnicked all […]

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New York City in photos

  You know the old saw about pictures and words? Well, I ran out of words this week, so I’m substituting some of the best and most compelling photos of my months in New York City. (Actually, they’re just some random ones I like.) I’d say they rate about 465 words each, so this post […]

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