Post Tagged with: "Our Man in New York"

A true tragedy as Windows takes exception to the Bard
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A true tragedy as Windows takes exception to the Bard

I’m not one of those numerous loony bin creatures who believes the world is imminently coming to an end. Let me rephrase that. My computer not only crashed last week, but the hard drive cracked into a gazillion virtual pieces, all my data were destroyed, and the world seemed it […]

Our Man in New York: Eldridge Street Synagogue a monument to faith and immigration
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Our Man in New York: Eldridge Street Synagogue a monument to faith and immigration

Strolling past Fang Fang Bakery, KK Delicious Dumpling Shop and the Buddhist Association in New York’s Lower East Side Chinatown, you come upon a stone building with four rickety steps leading down to a little door and an unimpressive basement. Inside this room are a few pictures, a gift shop, […]

The New York skyline seen from New Jersey. (Photo: Hayley Juhl)
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Our Man in New York: Adventures with a real standup guy

I took the Big Leap last month. Not sky-diving, not bungee-jumping, not leaping in front of a New York subway. Instead, I stood up in front of a crowd of about 60 strangers, most of them half or one-third my age, and told a five-minute story. The technical name for […]

The New York skyline seen from New Jersey. (Photo: Hayley Juhl)
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Central Station is a castle to the homeless

A Senior Times issue about homes? How about a 48-acre piece of land, and a one-room home measuring 84 metres long, 37 metres wide and 33 metres high and a gorgeous, crazy view of the heavens? It’s great if you don’t mind being interrupted each day by 700,000 passengers, and […]

Chocolate shops in New York: The unbearable sweetness of being a chocolate connoisseur
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Chocolate shops in New York: The unbearable sweetness of being a chocolate connoisseur

If Valentine’s Day is about love, here goes: I love chocolate. I love a gooey Peruvian Inca chocolate bar and Belgian chocolate made on a Brussels streetcorner and New Orleans chocolate pralines, and Three Musketeers bars and M&M’s and … So my Valentine’s Day offering is a list of underground […]

The discovery of truth and freedom, North Korean style
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The discovery of truth and freedom, North Korean style

Unlike a certain monarchy I know of (hint: it’s just north of New York), we Americans have democracy, and the first week of November, we will have voted for somebody to be our leader. But not our Dear Leader or Beloved Leader. Just a plain ordinary Leader. Which brings me […]

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Manhattan is a dangerous place. Beware of helpful people with dogs

by Harry Rolnick A Montreal ami asked me to find him a hotel for his forthcoming trip to New York, with the provision that the hotel be in a “safe neighborhood.” A worldly gentleman who has lived everywhere and done everything, his fears astonished me. On second thought, though, I […]

Past performances at the River to River festival include Laurie Anderson (above), Rufus Wainwright and Chrisette Michele. (Photos: GODLIS)
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New York’s River to River festival: Bridges, ports, parks and alleyways give way to theatrics

BY HARRY ROLNICK One year ago, this column started with a guide to getting almost-free food in Manhattan. That was hardly good enough. So may I apologize by modestly presenting a month of absolutely free music, dance, painting, poetry and theatre amid the most beautiful (and unknown) sites in New […]