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Still an elusive subject

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A serious evening on the social calendar brought out a big gathering for Project ALS’ “seminar” on Women and the Brain at Guastavino’s. A big success... READ MORE
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119 years ago today

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Remembering Frank. The day after April Fools’, the birthdate of my father... READ MORE
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The old and the new

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April Fool's Day; no joking around, remembering two movie stars born on this day who delighted this kid, one of whom I came to know well. Plus looking forward to the ASPCA’s Bergh Ball on the 25th, reminding me of the story of Little Buster... READ MORE
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On the verge of the spring bloom

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Spring just beginning to sprung with temps in the 50s, but chilly. A lunch at Michael’s with our lawyer who is also involved in the political process of legalizing marijuana for health and therapeutic  uses here in New York. The vote on it as anticipated for this coming week... READ MORE
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Taking notes

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Sunny but chilly end of the month in New York with a Peggy Siegal screening at MoMA, some follow-up on yesterday's nabe, and a surprise in the mail reminding me of week seven years ago... READ MORE
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The history of a house

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A visit to the upcoming Kips Bay Showhouse 2019 led to a house once owned by a friend who occupied it decades ago at a turning point in her life, reviving many memories and insights into a life lived fully... READ MORE
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Lights, Camera, Action!

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First full day of Spring in New York and JH is out with his camera catching Nicole Kidman filming on the Upper East Side; another film shooting 30 blocks south; plus looking back at Mortimer's opening day menu; a booksigning at the Corner Bookstore; and some spring window shopping. ... READ MORE
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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