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nyc-etc: cold spring

le bouchon cold spring

November 21st, 2014

For a place I’ve known and loved for almost 30 years, I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to share Cold Spring with you. But I’m kind of glad I did because – as lovely as it’s always been – it’s gotten even better over the last few years, thanks to a few new additions. […]

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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: governors island

governors island

September 15th, 2014

When I think about my very favorite places in New York, there are many differences among them – but a few important similarities. Mainly that they are all uniquely “New York”. Yes, the High Line could be re-created in any city that has an elevated train track (and it was actually inspired by one in […]

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nyc-etc: story

story

August 14th, 2014

So once again my NYC cred was jettisoned by a good friend…. This time it was at the hands of my Seattle-based pal and fellow blogger Melanie – who, a few months back, wrote a piece about an innovative retail space called STORY (you can read it in full here). And I had never heard of it. […]

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nyc-etc: muji

nyc-etc: muji

March 27th, 2014

Muji was one of those little “finds” that I was unaware of for the first year or 2. The first New York store (there are now four) opened in 2007 in Soho – but further down than I typically stroll. But one day it caught my eye and I dragged a skeptical Chelsea in. Smitten. […]

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nyc-etc: city bakery

nyc-etc: city bakery

February 27th, 2014

This post is really a long overdue love letter. Like, 24 years long. Flash back to 1985: I’ve just graduated from architecture school, and there were only three firms that I wanted to work for. I was lucky enough to land a job with one of them, but I kept tabs on the other two […]

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nyc-etc: with cjb 2013

nyc-etc: with cjb 2013

January 2nd, 2014

Since Chelsea started college we’ve had a little tradition of spending a special day in the city at holiday time. Always included are a walk through Central Park and a look at the store windows along Fifth Avenue. But last year I wanted to do things a little differently. I wanted a marathon experience – […]

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nyc-etc: eataly

coffee shortbread

November 14th, 2013

I had the occasion to go to Eataly this summer for a special event hosted by Lavazza coffee. And it reminded me that I had been wanting to write about this place for some time now, and totally forgot! I’m kind of glad I did though – it’s a much better story now. But first…..Eataly. […]

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nyc-etc: summer streets

summer streets, grand central terminal

October 10th, 2013

We did something SO cool this summer. And apparently it’s been going on every summer since 2008 (HOW did I miss this?). It’s called “Summer Streets“, and here’s the scoop: “Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. On three consecutive Saturdays in the summer, nearly seven miles […]

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favor-“ette”: j. crew & the high line

j crew high line

September 3rd, 2013

When I got the e-mail I think I may have done a little happy dance. Seems J. Crew is as smitten with the High Line as everyone else is (including me), and created a special collection inspired by NYC’s “Park in the Sky”: image credit: the high line This super-cool collection includes kids’ and adult […]

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