new york city

nyc-etc: everything old is…

midtown manhattan

October 23rd, 2014

When I was growing up, going into Manhattan from Brooklyn meant one of two things: Chinatown (every Sunday for dinner), or “Uptown”. My dad worked in advertising in midtown and I loved walking around the neighborhood that comprised Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Saks Fifth Avenue. Back then there was no Soho. No Tribeca. […]

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nyc-etc: gotham west market

nyc-etc: gotham west market

May 22nd, 2014

When a friend Instagrammed a food photo a while back, tagged “Gotham West Market”, my foodie/New Yorker/lover-of-cool-things radar went a bit bonkers. How had I missed this? My NYC street cred took a major hit that day. Designed to lure potential renters to the area, Gotham West Market is attached to a new luxury building […]

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nyc-etc: i want candy

dewey's candy

April 19th, 2013

It’s NO secret that we love sweets around here. And between our many jaunts to Economy Candy and Sockerbit (not to mention the rotating array of fruit rolls, caramels and brittle that come out of my kitchen), I usually feel like I’ve got the whole “sugar thing” well covered. And then Chelsea sent me this […]

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winter with a toddler: your “survival” kit

winter with a toddler: your "survival" kit

February 12th, 2013

When we dropped Noah’s nap back in August, I didn’t quite notice the change to my day-to-day at first. He has school every afternoon, and even the weekends were easy enough to fill – as long as we’re outside Noah is a happy camper. But once the weather turned, things got a bit more…challenging. Especially weekends. […]

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the high line: winter

high line, new york city

January 7th, 2013

This is personal. The High Line – from the moment it opened 3 1/2 years ago – has become a very special place for me. I’m drawn to it in every season, and make several trips a year just to walk it. It’s magical for me. Chelsea and I have had an annual “girl’s night” […]

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lunch hour nyc

new york public library, lunch hour nyc

January 2nd, 2013

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season – it went by way too fast… Mine was great – a bit of a whirlwind but so much fun, with, of course, lots of great outings. Which, of course, I look forward to sharing with you! The first is an exhibit currently on […]

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the lowline

the lowline

September 22nd, 2012

I had a whole other post planned, but I saw something so cool yesterday – and it won’t be around for long – so I had to share it with you all right away! We (Noah, my parents and I) attended an exhibit  illustrating the vision behind the world’s first underground park – called, appropriately enough, […]

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thursday thoughts

standard hotel rooftop

August 30th, 2012

So here I am, back to Thursdays with Noah. Where did the summer go? I loved the fact that my outings with Noah were on Thursdays, as that was typically my “day” with Chelsea over the summer. And while her work schedule didn’t allow for as many adventures this year, we managed to squeeze a […]

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woke up, it was a chelsea morning

high line

July 30th, 2012

Our last Thursday was our “last Thursday“. And it was hot. Blazing hot. The kind of hot that should have sent us right to a pool- any pool – or sent the boy to school for a morning in the sprinklers, followed by a nice cool nap indoors. No way. Noah was starting camp on […]

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redux

high line

July 23rd, 2012

I’m heading out shortly to meet Chelsea for a girls’ overnight in New York City. By now you know that our family loves its traditions.  Whether it’s the same “first meal” at Disney, handmade signs for a birthday, or a movie date to celebrate the beginning of holiday break, we’ve gathered enough over the years […]

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