Monthly Archives: April 2015

Bloomberg’s Folly

If you have 100 million or so, you may be able to bid for New York’s current number one trophy penthouse, nearing completion at at the top of architect Rafael Viñoly’s 432 Park Avenue. From here you can look straight … Continue reading

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Spring in New York, Sort Of

The cherry blossom would indicate that spring has finally arrived. The fact that it was close to freezing overnight and there were snowflakes yesterday would indicate that it hasn’t. Anyway, for a few days now the streets of New York … Continue reading

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Musical Cars

In order to make life more exciting, the New York Department of Transportation (DOT) has developed a game for car owners called Alternate Side Parking. Based on Musical Chairs it starts with everyone going and sitting in their cars for … Continue reading

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Wild Bill Drucker

This weekend, between discovering that the taxi that was supposed to pick us up and take us to our house in the hills got the wrong date, and discovering when we finally got there that the water wasn’t working and … Continue reading

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Onion Square

Union Square Market has been an enormous success ever since it began in a small way back in 1976, although in those days the market was tiny and the square was yet another needle park. We moved our office down … Continue reading

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Back in the Big Manzana

Back in the Big Apple and straight to Zabar’s for all that junk that Nooyawkas like us dream about when they are in Mexico. I have previously posted about how crowded our Polleria on Insurgentes is in San Miguel. This … Continue reading

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Saint with Chicken

Easter in Mexico involves a lot of moving life-size religious figures from one place to another as if there weren’t already enough everywhere in the first place. Here, a pickup truck involved in such logistics broke down in the center … Continue reading

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Awaiting Execution

Most Mexicans never seem to miss an opportunity for celebratory explosions. Each Easter Sunday in San Miguel, while New Yorkers are listening to sentimental Easter Parade music and strolling down Fifth Avenue wearing funny hats, San Miguelenses are busy exploding … Continue reading

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