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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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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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The Most Dismal Art in the Subway–NYC

  I am walking through one of those endless underground corridors at the Times Square subway station when I happen to look at the ceiling. A sign is bolted to the I-beam overhead. “Why Bother?” I’m taken aback. Is this a secret message? Maybe from some disgruntled transit worker? Who is this sign talking to? […]

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