42nd street

Architectural icons of New York’s 42nd Street

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42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan is home to some of New York's best known buildings. Anita and I recently spent three hours exploring the...
Pottery by Lala Howard

Jim & Lala Howard—master potters, a joyous life

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Wherever I travel, I enjoy visiting historic artists' homes and studios. While in New York last summer, I had a opportunity to go one...
Fireworks over the Hudson River, New York

New York memories of seafood and small plates

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During last summer’s stay in New York, I satisfied a toothsome nostalgia for some foods that is sometimes hard to come by in Switzerland....
American flags at WTC Memorial

The World Trade Center Memorial one year on

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One year ago, the World Trade Center Memorial opened, ten years to the day after destruction of the twin towers in the terrorist attacks...
Spiral staircase, Rubin Museum of Art, New York

Rubin Museum’s summer exhibitions showcase Indian art

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The Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea is a human-scale, tastefully designed display and performance venue. The re-purposed retail space (previously a Barney’s department...

Dinner in Vietnam with the ‘Mayor of Chinatown’

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  I love Vietnamese food. Especially in the southern part of Vietnam, the ingredients scream 'fresh!' in voices of many colors. Considered by many to...
Noguchi Museum

The Noguchi Museum—a New York City oasis

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The abstract sculpture of Isamu Noguchi graces public spaces around the world, but the museum he designed to showcase his best works occupies a...
NYC--quote from Jan Morris

Photo: Street scribe quotes Jan Morris on the subject of New York

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A street artist in New York chalked this quote from Jan Morris onto the pavement in Washington Square Park...a sentiment I share!  
Fresh market at Grand Central Station, New York

Photo: NYC fresh markets are bursting with local flavors

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The produce market at Grand Central Station is a feast for the eyes, as well as the palate. Commuters can take their pick of...
Summer blooms in a Greenwich Village garden

Photo: Pocket gardens bring green into a NYC summer

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Oases of green tucked here and there around New York City offer respite from summer heat. This was the view from my bench in...
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