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Ponty Bistro: French-African Restaurant
Worth Seeking Out

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
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If you love French food – with imaginative, African spices – then it’s definitely worth seeking out Ponty Bistro, in the Gramercy Park area. The

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Western Fantasies of China in Fashion & Art

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
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We have come to expect visual fireworks from Andrew Bolton, Curator of the Anna Wintour Costume Institute, and this year’s extravaganza is no exception. China:

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New York Landmarks, Past and Present

Saturday, April 25th, 2015
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New York City has gone through convulsions of building construction and destruction since it’s earliest days as an American seaport and commercial capital. Even Walt

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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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