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Friday Photo: Looking Up in New York

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This week’s Friday Photo comes to you on a Saturday – but it’s my Friday, because I’ve been working six days a week this month in order to finish some big projects. So, this week. It wasn’t a good week.…

From Scotland to Jamaica in a Day

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On Saturday, we went to Scotland. On Sunday, we headed to Jamaica. All without leaving the city limits. Therein lies the beauty of New York. Don’t get too excited… I’m talking about Jamaica in Queens and not the Caribbean island.…

Discovering the Tartan Day Parade

Several years ago, I lived in Williamsburg with my Scottish roommate, Shona. We pottered around the city every weekend, checking out shops and museums and whatever else was happening. One April, we were on our way to Central Park when…

Happy Fur-th day, Matilda

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Normally, when the cops show up to a birthday party, it’s time to go home. Then again, normally the birthday girl is a human. If you were out last night in Times Square, you might have noticed an eclectic crowd…

The Last Closing Bell Of The Year

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It’s a dilemma that mankind has been asking itself since Year One: What should we do for New Year’s Eve? I’ve done Times Square. I’ve done house parties and apartment parties. I’ve done the ubiquitous $100 open bar events. I’ve…

Discovering Finnish Accordion Wrestling

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What did I do last night? Well, since you asked, I went to see some Finnish accordion wrestling. And as those three seemingly unrelated words would suggest, it was a very unique experience. When my accordion-playing friend asked if I…