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Part of a larger movement

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A chilly but sunny day in New York, the real story behind the creation of Literacy Partners; and the 25th anniversary lunch of Teaching Matters, created by Elizabeth Rohatyn. ... READ MORE
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An American Story

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The social arbiters in real estate dominate the week just past; while down at Cipriani Wall Street, Literacy Partners brought in the black tie crowd and raised a million, and up at Jazz and Lincoln Center, the Young People's Chorus thrilled the crowd attending its "Listen to the Music Gala."... READ MORE
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The Ides of March and all that

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Looks like Spring is on its way in, along with a final looks at last week's Wedding of the Moment: Harry Macklowe and Patricia Landeau, who married last Thursday and celebrated with an event reception and dinner for 200 at the Macklowe tower, 432 Park Avenue... READ MORE
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Pièce d’occasion

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Nice day, yesterday in New York. Sun was out. Temps in the low 50s. Couldn’t complain. Just ask the geese. Last night at the David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, the School of American Ballet was celebrating its 85th Anniversary. This is a beautiful evening. Again, like the concerts of the […]... READ MORE
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Music in the air

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Monday, March 11, 2019. Daylight Savings; Spring forward enters the scenario and Mother Nature treated us to some rain but not too much and temps into the 40s and climbing. Last night, the city was covered in a fog. Last week; Music in the air. The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra held their gala […]... READ MORE
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The beauty is there for the seeing

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Thursday, March 7, 2019. Baby, it’s cold outside here in New York. Mid-20s by day and mid-teens by night. However, as you can see from JH’s photo, freezing or not, the beauty is there for the seeing. First things first. Today, this morning at 11AM, Mr. Harry Macklowe and Patricia Landeau will marry at the […]... READ MORE
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June is bustin’ out all over …

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019. “March went out like a lion,” goes the Oscar Hammerstein II lyric, “a-whippin’ up the waters in the bay.” Then April cried, And stepped aside, And along came pretty little May. May was full of promises, But she didn’t keep ‘em quick enough for some, And a lot of doubting Thomases […]... READ MORE
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Mothers and Daughters out in the world

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Monday, March 4, 2019. Lackadaisical Sunday in New York mid-afternoon. The weather map showing the snow and the rain massing over the whole Northeast. Forty-two degrees at 3 p.m. 5:30 pm, snow started. Children of famous parents. That’s a whole category for psychology buffs. I’ve known several, and known of many others. You find the […]... READ MORE
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Educating us bipeds

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Friday, March 1, 2019. Cold, dry and some light snow in the forecast although the way the weather’s been going, will probably miss New York. Same thing happened Wednesday night/Thursday morning. Opening the blinds when I got up, I saw the scattered carpets of early snow on the sidewalks across the way. In the morning […]... READ MORE
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Birthday days and Oprah ways

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Thursday, February 28, 2019. Cold cold yesterday in New York. Snow was predicted but moved on northwards without a flurry of a hello. In the 20s by late afternoon and into the night. Fifth Avenue between 71 Street and 79th Street have been closed to traffic all this week because the strong winds have blown […]... READ MORE
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Mother Nature’s exterior designers

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Monday, February 25, 2019. A cold and often rainy weekend in New York. Overcast and glum from the looks of things. But I’m keeping my eye on the yellow witch hazel buds in the Park which should be followed by the forsythia in the next ten days or so. Then Mother Nature’s exterior designers move […]... READ MORE
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Remembering Lee

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Monday, February 25, 2019. At ten o’clock this morning at the Church of St. Thomas More on East 89th Street, there was a Funeral Mass held for Lee Radziwill who died on Friday, February 15th at her home here in Manhattan. It was a private service, by invitation, conducted by Rev. Kevin V. Madigan. There […]... READ MORE