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10 Things to Do After You Tour NYU

OR, 10 WAYS TO ENJOY AN AFTERNOON IN THE WEST VILLAGE Recently my nephew from Colorado (a soon-to-be-senior in high school), was in town with college apps on the brain and was eager to see NYU, so I immediately set up a tour.  I was so impressed with the two-hour overview of all the school has to […]

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Meet Me at the Plaza

I had a friend come into town from LA and told her to ‘meet me at The Plaza.’  At first I’m sure she thought it was a touristy choice, but then I asked, “Have you heard about all of the Gatsby hype going on around midtown?” I’m referring to the buzz that’s starting to hum […]

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Sometimes You Just Need to Get Away

Sometimes you just need to get away so badly that it doesn’t even matter that you’re not going very far.  Like the time we packed our bags for an overnight at Ian Schrager’s Gramercy Park Hotel.  From the moment we entered those dramatic revolving doors we felt like we could have been a million miles from […]

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Ooh La Ladureé Macarons

The other day I was cruising up Madison (around 2 in the afternoon) and happened to notice there was no line in front of Ladureé, the Parisian pastry shop (and flagship store) that opened on the Upper East Side last August. This was the first time I’d been in the area and not seen a […]

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Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

Like so many from my generation (and younger), the first time I saw Blake Edwards’ iconic film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” it was on a TV.  I knew it was based on a novella (that I hadn’t read) by Truman Capote, but overall the film felt a little over the top and dated to me.  The […]

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