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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