Author Archives: marigold

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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The Perfect Arancini

Just published in Italy Time: (sorry, have to click link to read it.) https://mailchi.mp/572db561a5cc/original-italian-food-and-theatre?fbclid=IwAR00jzQPj-uozzHT8ADQULyw0Fz5E0ED3wj9vmiAbCP4ztkZF-xRY-pxd6s NO recipe because I’m not big on frying and that’s how to make this. How about leaving it at a nice glass of a good Italian … Continue reading

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May the Road Rise Up to Meet You…

In a fit of ‘here’s to 2021’ partly inspired by The New York Times, during the seemingly endless New Year’s weekend, a friend and I went to the brand-new Moynihan Train Hall. Governor Cuomo called the building “deeply hopeful” and … Continue reading

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What Decked Halls?

For the first time in my life I have no Christmas tree. The Victorian skaters that usually grace my dining room table are in the basement in a box. No Santa perched on a tiny sleigh piled with tiny packages, … Continue reading

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Felonious

I love Sake, the fifth cat in my life, but it’s a little like adoring a child in mid-meltdown. She has a tendency to nip when she wants attention and would like me to play with her 24/7. Last November … Continue reading

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