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Balzem Restaurant: Mediterranean in Little Italy

Friday, April 3rd, 2015
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“And tell me what street, compares with Mott Street in July?” Line from the 1925 popular song, “Manhattan” by Lorenz Hart & Richard Rogers When I

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Two New Exhibitions at the Met: From Pre-Modern Native Indian Art to Post-Modern Photography

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
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A breathtakingly beautiful exhibition of North American Plains Indian art recently opened at the Met. Adena Pipe, 1st Century BC Many of the 130 pieces

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Captain Linnaeus Tripe:
Photographs of India and Burma From the 1850s

Friday, February 27th, 2015
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It’s exceedingly rare to come across a new – and virtually unknown – master photographer who, when photography was in its infancy, produced an outstanding

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Hebrew Illumination For Our Time:
The Art of Barbara Wolff

Monday, February 16th, 2015
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You Renew the Face of the Earth from Psalm 104. The Morgan Library and Museum, well known for its collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts,

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Le Village: French Petit Bistro

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
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Restaurants change with the times. Table Verte, which I enthusiastically reviewed when it first opened as a French Vegetarian Bistro about a year ago  (see

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Mr. Turner – The Beauty of Art
Juxtaposed with the Reality of Life

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
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If you want to see a film whose every frame is as beautifully composed as a painting, go see British Director Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner.

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From Dresner’s to Flight

Friday, December 19th, 2014
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As neighborhoods change, so do neighborhood restaurants. A recent example in my neighborhood has been the closing of Dresner’s, a beloved UES establishment whose low

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Cooper Hewitt Museum Reopens

Friday, December 12th, 2014
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Cooper Hewitt is back and New Yorkers will be thrilled with the results. Closed for three years, while its East 91st Street Carnegie Mansion home

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