Freda as Ella

Freda Payne as Ella: First Lady of Song

Friday, January 24th, 2014
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Freda Payne remembers the first time she met Ella Fitzgerald. “It was the late 60s in New York,” she says. “Ella was appearing in a


Rock Center

Tips for Travelers To and From New York

Thursday, December 5th, 2013
by on Living Around

New York City can be hectic any time of year. Getting to take a look around the great Big Apple at the holidays I find


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FAKING IT: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop

Saturday, October 13th, 2012
by on Playing Around

How many ways are there to manipulate a photograph? (And manipulation means that a final image differs from the initial image.) As many ways as


Eva and Hadrasaurus

Jersey Jen: Take a Big Step Back in Time
At Field Station: Dinosaurs

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
by on Playing Around

“I can’t wait to get to the dinosaur park!!” My four year-old daughter Eva is bursting with anticipation as we pull off the New Jersey



Nora Ephron—The Voice of a Generation

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
by on Living Around

My guy friends would often kid me about buying a men’s magazine. I couldn’t resist. Nora Ephron was a columnist for Esquire and as a


Pierre at Work

Le Petit Coq: Pierre-Henri Guerard—Outsider Artist

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
by on Living Around

Pierre-Henri’s extremely original, whimsical outsider art will be carried, exhibited, and sold by Peoria Emporium 25 East 20th Street  (212-777-3140) starting with a convivial, wine


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Don’t Even Think of the Olive Garden—Try this Instead

Thursday, July 21st, 2011
by on Dining Around

Your out-of-town visitors have arrived. You have a great day of sightseeing planned—the Empire State Building, Lincoln Center, the Statue of Liberty, maybe a ride



Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
by on Living Around

“If the devil is to be personified in any form, it should be as a bed bug.” Dr. Amy L. Fairchild, Columbia University, Mailman School


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