Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Pampered Pooches of NYC

One of the instantly noticeable aspects of life in NYC is the sheer number of people who have toy dogs – and who spoil them rotten. And we’re not just talking people who own townhouses where the dogs can run about. Condos … Continue reading

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Danke Schoen: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Today I headed over to 6th Avenue to watch the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, which is a true New York institution. Parades always remind me of Ferris Bueller gatecrashing the German-American parade in Chicago. Sadly, I didn’t get to infiltrate a … Continue reading

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Gaza-Israel protest in Times Square

Speaking out against the conflict in Gaza and Israel, demonstrators (including some apprehensive-looking rabbis) gathered today by 42nd and 7th with signs and loudhailers.  

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Fine and Dandy in New York City

Yesterday, I decided to go for an exploratory wander around Hell’s Kitchen. I love the way that by doing this, you can just happen upon something totally random that widens your world. And I did! Tucked away down a quiet … Continue reading

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Empire State of Mind: Obama Victory

The Empire State Building is lit up in blue to signal victory for the Democrats in the 2012 Presidential election –  a true New York moment.  

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Give me back my bear!

I was going to write a high-minded piece about social cohesion and the after-effects of Hurricane Sandy. Then I saw this on 44th and 10th and decided no, this was more my thing. I’m not going to be mean about … Continue reading

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