Friday Five

It’s been too long since I’ve shared a Friday Five! Here are some things that caught my interest recently. 1.Someday, a two-minute video from The Minimalists.   2. Georgia O’Keeffe.  The Brooklyn Museum has put together a wonderful exhibit on...

The One With the Dancers in Three Acts

Act I During my morning commute, a company herd gaggle troupe of dancers boarded my subway car. They were young and lithe, wearing leotards, tights, and Jennifer Beale-esque tops that hung off one shoulder. The girls had their hair wound into buns. The boys were broad...

The One With the Creepy Clowns

Some neighborhoods decorate for Christmas with twinkly lights and charming wreaths. Not mine. But Halloween? Hold onto your goblins. The spookier, the better. It’s like the Monsters, Inc. motto: We scare because we care. Let’s take a walk around my...

The One With the Shakedown

It’s difficult to live in New York City for any length of time without being on the receiving end of a shakedown. I had a few doozies when I first moved to the city, but since then I’ve honed my Spidey-sense. I thought I’d long passed the point of...

The One With the Tourists

The New York City subway has a much different feel on the weekends than during standard commuting hours. Belligerent, jaded locals cede the trains to tourists, which is fun on several levels: A. Tourists are generally nicer. B. They try so hard to “blend...

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