Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Sunday in Queens

Soh Ang had suggested to have Dim Sum for lunch in Flushing and go for a walk in Forest Hills afterwards. Both seemed attractive to me, so I agreed. I just was not aware that Queens is so far away … Continue reading

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Dorothy Parker and the Algonquin Round Table

I had the chance to time-travel about 90 years back today and join the Algonquin Round Table where Dorothy Parker’s Vicious Circle met. To be honest I just joined the Algonquin Round Table Walking Tour but it took us back … Continue reading

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Rooftop Revisited

230 Fifth is still an attractive spot in the fall. I went there tonight with Soh Ang and it was pretty packed – Friday night. It was not easy to get a table and the one we got wasn’t a … Continue reading

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Drinks in the Old Town Bar

The Old Town Bar on 18th Street is what the name says: an old New York bar for drinks and bar food, since 1892. During prohibition it has been a speakeasy. It’s as well a place with a literary tradition. … Continue reading

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And in Green-Wood he Lies Slain

When I die one day, I want to be buried here, nowhere else. That’s what I thought, when I walked through Green-Wood Cemetery today. It is so beautiful. It’s not just a cemetery, it is a landscape garden. There are … Continue reading

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Back in Midtown Manhattan

A lunch appointment with Soh Ang took me to Midtown again. Earlier my weekly printing sessions in the library for my writing class had taken me there on a regular basis. Events in Bryant Park had taken me there occasionally. … Continue reading

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Relaxing from the Stressful Weekend

I felt like I needed a day of vacation and I took one. So I spent some time reading newspapers, wrote yesterday’s post about the Book Festival, googled this and that, read a bit, changed my sheets and vacuumed the … Continue reading

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