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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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A piece of the nabe

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Sunny and cold, in the low 30s and lower at night, yesterday in New York. Snow forecast briefly but no snow. Thursday afternoon in the city. It was a beautiful sunset, looking northeast from my terrace, I caught this shot at about 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon. East End Avenue looking north from 83rd Street. It’s […]... READ MORE
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A real-life soap opera

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A grey, colder, overcast day, yesterday in New York. Mainly overcast with temps in the low-40s and then the high to mid-30s in the evening. And the weatherman telling us snow may be coming this way. “How do I know what I think until I see what I say.” — E.M. Forster — via Joseph […]... READ MORE
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Losing an original

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Monday, January 7, 2019. A mild, not very cold weekend just past in New York with some rains on Saturday and mostly sunshine on Sunday with temps in the low 50s to mid-40s in the day to high 30s in night time. Today we are re-running a Diary first run five and a half years […]... READ MORE
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The party’s the thing …

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Cold and occasionally sunny, yesterday in New York, with temperatures reaching up to the low 40s and falling later to the mid-30s. For some reason this has felt like a long week – in other words, not flying by. I imagine the town will be back on its frenetic schedule by Sunday night. In the […]... READ MORE
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Out with the old, in with the new

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Yesterday was cold in New York. Cold and grey. The city is still quiet. JH and I went down to Michael’s for a business lunch. It was Wednesday but it wasn’t the Wednesday you usually see at Michael’s. There were probably fifteen tables occupied. It looked like a holiday. Some of the staff could leave […]... READ MORE
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Elegant, young and full of promise …

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Wednesday, January 2, 2018. The first day of the New Year in New York was warm — 60 degrees — and sunny. People were out strolling, walking their dogs on the Promenade by the river. That was after a New Year’s Eve of heavy, steady rains until about when the clock struck midnight. The city […]... READ MORE
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Our annual Christmas and Holiday card page

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Monday, December 31, 2018. New Year’s Eve. It is very quiet here in New York as we bid farewell to the Old Year and hopefully welcome the New. The moment is a certain relief from the day-to-day changing world we are living in. JH and I are in the 19th (!) year of our digital […]... READ MORE
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A touch of class

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Friday, December 28, 2018. Sunny yesterday, and in the low 40s, a mild cold. The last slice. A thoughtful friend gave me a gift certificate to Zabar’s. I went there with it yesterday afternoon. Not one to look for “sales” I accidentally came upon piled high boxes of pumpkin pies with a sale price of […]... READ MORE
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The beginning of the End of the Old Year ringing in the New

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Well, it’s here. The beginning of the End of the Old Year ringing in the New. This past weekend in New York was comfortably not too cold (temps in the mid- to low-40s) with a little bit of rain passing through, and a bright sunny Sunday to complete the weekend. The city is noticeably quieter […]... READ MORE