Tag Archives: New York

Wildness and Savage Majesty Reigned

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Now did the soft breezes of the south steal sweetly over the genial face of nature, tempering the panting heats of summer into genial and prolific warmth; when that miracle of hardihood and chivalric virtue, the … Continue reading

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Book Notes: “Vanishing New York”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Jeremiah Moss, sole proprietor of the Vanishing New York blog since 2007, tells the history of New York City over the last 20+ years in terms of, what he calls, “hyper-gentrification.” Hyper-gentrification is “gentrification on speed, shot up … Continue reading

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A Walk Through Palmyra (or, Architecture and Color)

Fenster writes: This post continues a series dealing with impressions of place.  There was the slightly down at the heels Moody Street in Waltham, Massachusetts, where the main impression on a dark early evening in winter was the abundant light … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour: Park Slope, Brooklyn

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L’Ecole Restaurant at the International Culinary Center

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Before Paleo Retiree and the Question Lady headed to their Fortress of Solitude for the winter, we met up for lunch at L’Ecole, the student-run restaurant of the International Culinary Center in SoHo. While the front house staff are … Continue reading

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Yes, But Will It Make Me Inspect My Vomit For the Meaning of Life?

Blowhard, Esq. writes: From the introduction to an interview with a Brooklyn playwright: This is what sets her apart from the great percentage of the theater’s current pack of trust-fund scribes and fake-hot-button playwrights — Callaghan speaks straight to the core … Continue reading

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Hiking High Tor

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I usually take a couple of weeks off from work during the summer. One of the things I like to do during those too-brief respites is hike. I don’t know why I like it. Probably because … Continue reading

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New York Baseball, Part 1: Yankee Stadium

Blowhard, Esq. writes:   The Yankees recently played the Angels and your correspondent eagerly headed out to the Bronx to take in the new Yankee Stadium for the first time. Here are a few pics I snapped. First place I headed … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Submitted for your consideration, 20th century architectural history in miniature, as illustrated by three buildings. Located in Inwood neighborhood of upper Manhattan, each is located right next to the other. Here’s a map in the order we’ll be … Continue reading

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Recipe Du Jour: Puerto Rican Pernil

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In response to a reddit post asking for recipes for cheap meals, user electric_sandwich produced one of the best reddit comments I’ve ever read: Take a lesson from the Puerto Ricans. Millions of us have managed to survive … Continue reading

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