Shoplifting 101

Sep 25

Shoplifting 101

The confession you are about to hear is true.  Only the names have been changed to protect . . . me. Who else? Bless me, Father . . . For I have shoplifted.It’s been a hundred years since my last confession, so let’s not go there. But about the shoplifting: There were two specific times I can remember and probably a few additional incidents I have...

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Are The Housewives of NY “White Trash?”

Sep 13

Are The Housewives of NY “White Trash?”

The highlight of my day was watching Ramona and Sonia google “white trash” to see if that’s what they were. I was having a slow day. But The Housewives, definitely white, sometimes trash-talking, are a guilty pleasure I DVR for times like this. My day involved being trapped in my apartment waiting for a delivery, wearing yoga pants and a t-shirt,...

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My Favorite French Restaurant Is Closing!

Sep 27

My Favorite French Restaurant Is Closing!

La Petite Auberge, The Final Days  They can’t do this to me! Mon dieu! They are doing this to me. La Petite Auberge, my very favorite French restaurant in Manhattan, is going to close on October 8. I don’t think I can deal with this. How do I love this place? Let me count the ways: it’s small, popular but not trendy, has consistently good...

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Yikes! Those Bikes In New York City

Sep 20

Yikes! Those Bikes        In New York City

Are bikes a menace in our fair city? The simple answer is yes — IF the bikers continue to flaunt the law and the law continues to ignore the flauntiness. This has turned me into a Card-Carrying Crank. It is so not funny. Yes, yes, biking in the city is a great idea in principle: it’s healthier for the biker and greener for us all. But not so much for anyone...

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Did You Ever Shoplift?

Sep 13

Did You Ever Shoplift?

  The confession you are about to hear is true.Only the names have been changed to protect . . . me. Who else? Bless me, Father . . .  For I have shoplifted. It’s been a hundred years since my last confession, so let’s not go there. But about the shoplifting: There were two specific times I can remember and probably a few additional incidents I have...

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The Biggest Mystery On Broadway

Sep 06

The Biggest Mystery   On Broadway

  Okay, so it’s technically off-Broadway, just around the corner at 50th, but let’s not quibble. The point is that this play has been around (in various locations in Manhattan) for 24 years — the longest run of a non-musical in history. And yet, you probably have never heard of it, much less seen it. It’s called: PERFECT CRIME And it’s a...

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