Category Archives: Neighborhoods

A Trip to Egypt

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the few museums that are open on Mondays. I hadn’t seen Egypt on my first visit. Noel had told me I have to see Egypt, because of the temple they had brought … Continue reading

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The Merchant’s House

The Merchant’s House is a museum in NoHo, showing a rich merchant family’s life in the 19th century. Since Friday it is decorated for Christmas. I went to see it on a guided tour this afternoon. The house was built … Continue reading

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Last Move

My last move did not take me to another neighborhood. I stayed where I feel I would belong when I would live in Manhattan – on the Upper West Side – and just moved three blocks east and seven blocks … Continue reading

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Say Hello to New Jersey

Today I did something unusual. I went for a walk without following a guidebook and without the intension of checking out something I had heard or read of. A friend of mine just had told me that she is really … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Revisited

There would be many reasons to visit Brooklyn again. So many. The one that brought me back to Brooklyn today was the Brooklyn Historical Society. It caught my interest because I had come across so many photos marked with “Courtesy … Continue reading

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The Lower East Side Then and Now

Then and Now – that’s a walking tour by the Tenement Museum, showing how the neighborhood has changed. I wanted to join it all the time and finally did today. The tour was scheduled for 2 pm. I arrived at … Continue reading

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Hakuna Matata!

What can be said about The Lion King? It is a great show, great music – well, how could Elton John not be good – and great fun. I saw it tonight at Minskoff Theater. Hakuna Matata – no worries! … Continue reading

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