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Today’s Bears and Lions

To say that both the Brown and Columbia football teams are inept is an understatement. On Saturday I went to the game at Columbia’s Baker Stadium with a friend although we left slightly before halftime when lightening crackled. (At that … Continue reading

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Review: City Center Fall for Dance

Review for www.newyorkarts.net: Dance Antipasto Fall for Dance, City Center’s festival of moderately-priced eclectic offerings, returned to a wildly enthusiastic crowd more than ready for live entertainment.  Even without the urging of Felix Hess, Emcee of the opening act, to … Continue reading

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On the Waterfront

As in the East River via the NYC Ferry which does an admirable (yes!) job. On Sunday, departing from the East 90th street landing, the boat zigged and zagged to Astoria, Roosevelt Island, Long Island City and East 34th street … Continue reading

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Lakes

My driver from the Chicago’s Midway airport to my friend’s house in Sawyer, MI, was the Michigan version of Bob and Ray. The house sits on a large expanse of private beach right on Lake Michigan where the water was … Continue reading

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Ho-Ho-Ho boken

I went there by bus from Port Authority which seems a lot nicer than years back when I was last there. Hoboken has a split personality: the water’s edge is lined with gigantic, expensive apartment buildings while the actual “downtown” … Continue reading

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Digits

I.e., fingers as in the Finger Lakes. I rented a terrific house in Naples, NY, selected because the town is roughly mid-way between where my older daughter lives and my granddaughter is working at her college this summer. The first … Continue reading

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Not Exactly Snug…

As part of our post-pandemic efforts to renew acquaintance with the world beyond our apartments, a friend and I went to Staten Island’s Snug Harbor. First came the ride on the iconic ferry where bouillon is not served and no … Continue reading

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Morphed Apples and Dead Trees

Both installations are outdoors; when I went neither was particularly crowded. Currently I’m walking outside maskless which is wonderful. Let’s hope conditions continue to improve because, as I’m sure you agree, it’s been a long, tough hall. Apple Heads, a … Continue reading

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Oysters Out in Oyster Bay Do It…

Driven by an intense desire to be anywhere other than Manhattan, a friend and I took the train (known by locals as the Toonerville Trolley) to Oyster Bay, LI. Once there we made our way to the Planting Fields, an … Continue reading

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Fricked

Since it opened in 1963 I have disliked the building I still refer to as the Whitney Museum but is more correctly known as the Breuer after architect Marcel Breuer who designed it. Large, overbearing, and apparently a huge drain … Continue reading

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