Category Archives: New York

“A triumph of human dignity”: The 9/11 Memorial Museum

In memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and those who have worked so hard to design and build a fitting tribute, we are republishing this post about the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One Love

Within one hour of landing in New York City and searching for lunch on the Upper West Side in December of 2015, we walked in to Jacob’s Pickles and were seated near a young couple at the same longish table … Continue reading

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The joy (chaos? panic?) of American Girl NYC in December

American Girl Place New York never was at the top of our list of stores to see in December or any other time, for that matter.  But when your granddaughter has asked Santa for Grace Thomas, the Girl of the Year … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic

If you’re in retail, you already know that it takes a certain amount of optimism just to stay in the game.  But add to that a cold December in New York City, a temporary tent, and goods that only big-city … Continue reading

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Five ways to spend less in (of all places) NYC!

You know it.  You just do.  Going to NYC will cost ya! (Well, to tell the truth, traveling anywhere has its unavoidable expenses and serendipitous must-have purchases.)  But there are things you can do to ease the financial pain. When … Continue reading

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Oh, that building: New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Although we’re book lovers through and through, we don’t make it a habit to visit libraries wherever we travel.  But maybe we should.  Now that we’ve seen the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, we’re curious to know … Continue reading

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Whitney to High Line to Chelsea Market: A newer New York

Mindful of our friends’ recommendations for what to see during our Christmas Holiday 2015 in NYC and loving art for art’s sake, we headed to the Whitney Museum following our usual routine:  look up address, find appropriate bus or subway, … Continue reading

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Trees of New York: Christmas Holiday 2015

  Looking back on a trip extends the pleasure of travel for us, and that usually happens when we review the photos we took. Oh, sure, we have pics of famous sites — that’s the main thing we come to … Continue reading

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The amazing Christmas windows at Saks!

As much as we wanted to see Rockefeller Center, Central Park and the museums of NYC decorated for Christmas 2015, we placed the windows of NYC department stores at the top of our must-see list.  Magical, sparkly, elaborate — these windows … Continue reading

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Fave Christmas windows of New York: Lord & Taylor, Macy’s

It doesn’t take much to make us happy in NYC, I suppose.  Walking the streets, riding the subway, and taking in city sights rank right up there with visits to museums and restaurants.  (See, I said it doesn’t take much.) … Continue reading

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