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The child in us

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A warm Spring day at 64 degrees in New York on February 4th; the alarming rate increase for all taxis, yellow or otherwise; lunch at Michael's with Brooke Hayward and Alex Hitz; and Monday night's Directors Dinner at the Frick... READ MORE
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What Becomes a Legend Most …

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The weather warmed up Sunday morning, reaching up to the high 40s (practically tropical these days) by mid-afternoon. JH took this opening shot of today’s Diary sometime around 2001 at a party at Doubles. I accidentally came upon it looking up something else. Now, all these years later, it looks fresh and spiffy. An antidote […]... READ MORE
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The RealFeel

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Yesterday began mid-winter weather; polar vortex style. It started about 3 in the afternoon. I was walking one of the dogs. It was clear and cold, and suddenly I felt moisture on my face, oddly not raindrops, with an occasional flurry in sight. About ten minutes later it looked like flurries. Back in the apartment […]... READ MORE
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Life’s a merry-go-round

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Raining steadily but lightly in New York as I write this late Tuesday night. It started lightly around midafternoon. Temps in the mid-30s. All the weather-watchers among us are talking polar vortex polar vortex. And very cold. I don’t know; we’ll see. Anything’s possible these days. I went down to lunch at Michael’s. The sidewalks […... READ MORE
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The evolution

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It’s 26 degrees as I write this at ten minutes to midnight on Monday. It was cold all day with temps touching the upper 30s. It was sunny (but not warm). It’s the dullest time of the year in the city – if you’re looking for nightlife excitement. Although each day stays lighter for a […]... READ MORE
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Just another Sunday afternoon in New York

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An often sunny Sunday yesterday in New York, with temperatures reaching up to the low 50s. I received an email from my ex-wife Sheila who lives out in Michigan where she says it is now very cold and expecting snow. She sent the message with this photograph she took from her hotel room window in […]... READ MORE
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Women remembered

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It’s 44 degrees as I write this Diary at midnight, 44 degrees warmer than it was only two nights ago. Yesterday was not as cold also, although the skies were mostly grey and the winter mood was in the air. Women remembered. As the world knows, Carol Channing died in Rancho Mirage on January 15th, […]... READ MORE
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More on Mario

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It was cold with some nice sunshine yesterday in New York, although it had “warmed up” (in the low 30s) after a below Zero RealFeel on Monday night. And they’re predicting temps in the 50s tomorrow. Stuff. We had a nice response to the Diary on Mario’s tribute/memorial. The power of his personality was very […]... READ MORE
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Absolute Buatta

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It was very cold in New York with the temperature in evening at 10 degrees and a RealFeel of -17. It’s the kind of cold you just want to get out of, and nothing feels better than a warm room after that. In late afternoon I went down to the Park Avenue Armory for a […]... READ MORE
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The art of it all …

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Light snow moving in about midnight, on the periphery, the weatherman tells us, of a much bigger storm moving northeast, with temps below freezing. They say the weekend will really show us some snow. We’ll see … Last night at the Park Avenue Armory, the annual Winter Show opened with a benefit preview. The show […]... READ MORE
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New York Lives

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Cold out. In the high 20s last night in New York. New York Lives. I went over to the Museum of Natural History about six-thirty for a book signing reception for Karen LeFrak who has just published “Sleepover at the Museum.” I think it’s a mystery. It’s likely I’ll never read it. It’s published by […]... READ MORE
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Meanwhile, back in the neighborhood

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Cold and sometimes sunny this past weekend in New York. Very cold last night, the kind that nips the tip of your nose; bundle up time. The weatherman sort of predicted snow which evidently blanketed the eastern states to the south of us but we got off with nary a flurry. Meanwhile, back in the […]... READ MORE

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