Category: New York City

A Visit to Manhattan’s Churchill Tavern

Churchill Tavern on East 28 Street in Manhattan. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

History for Hungry Adventurers in the Flatiron District When, shortly after we place our food orders, one of the Youthful Adventurers returns from the restroom at Manhattan’s Churchill Tavern quoting Winston Churchill (whose recordings are apparently running on a continuous…

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Le Penseur Two Ways

Street art in New York City's Little Italy: A version of Auguste Rodin's Le Penseur with a contemporary twist Photo credit: M. Ciaardini

In New York or Paris, Rodin’s Sculpture Charms What sculpture might be as well-known as the Statue of Liberty? Could it be Auguste Rodin’s Le Penseur (The Thinker), accessible at the Musée Rodin in Paris and, with a contemporary twist…

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Art and Bustle in Little Italy

Prosecco and romance in New York City's Little Italy Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

More than Pasta and People-Watching in Lower Manhattan Why head to the touristy and ever-shrinking Little Italy in lower Manhattan? The neighborhood is a great place for people-watching, for sitting at an outdoor table on a sunny day and sipping…

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ISO Artists before They Were Known

Book jackets, kiddie books, starving artists, oh my! A visit to the Warhol exhibit at the Morgan Library in New York City. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

A Visit to the Warhol Exhibit at the Morgan Library Who knew pop artist Andy Warhol used to have to make a living designing book covers? Or that he self-published some books? Seeing an artist’s early works, before he was…

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From Toy Trains to Le Tricorne

Holy human collectors' item! The Batmobile from the 1960s television series is on display at the New York Historical Society. Photo credit: Michael Ciavardini

Always Something Unexpected at the New York Historical Society I have officially lived long enough to become a museum piece. Artifacts from my childhood are now showing up on display. A recent visit to the New York Historical Society brings…

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Peaceful Places to Visit: St. Patrick’s Cathedral

You Don’t Have to Be Catholic to Go In At a moment when the universe seems especially volatile, what with climate fluctuations, terrorist strikes, and police v. civilian discord, even adventuresome travelers can be tempted to stay indoors for a…

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Grand Central Eagle

Grand Central eagle

Toodling around Manhattan’s 42nd Street before a meeting in midtown, I cross to the Pershing Square Café side of the street and head toward Bryant Park. I don’t know what makes me look toward the taxi stand at Grand Central…

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A Flatiron Fling

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A Quick Stay in the East 20s at Fifth Avenue, Manhattan The problem with living near New York City is the same as the problem with living in New York City: One tends to limit oneself to a particular neighborhood,…

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Vegan Manhattan: Candle 79

Chocolate peanut butter mousse at Candle 79 in Manhattan

Eating Sustainably in New York City Informed that we had reservations at Candle 79 on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, the Brawny Sherpa, a very committed carnivore, could be heard muttering, “Here we go; it’s going to be $200…

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Rainy Day Manhattan

Museums for when the Met is too crowded

Museums for when the Met Is Too Crowded As much delight as we take in our own youthful adventurers, especially when they traveled by stroller and drank juice from a box, we aren’t quite, quite as joyful when we get…

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