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Cathedrals of Broadway

The picture at top, Florine Stettheimer's Cathedrals of Broadway, 1929, (cropped by WordPress, I'm not clever enough to know how to prevent that irritating preset), part of four "cathedral" paintings, I only came across by accident: In the interest of…

The Odour of Chastity

Domingo Zapata at 1 Times Square. Is anyone looking up? Tuesday morning started dull and grey, warm to almost muggy, eventually clearing.  After breakfast I walked over to the NY Public Library for the J D Salinger exhibit.  Never before…

Across 110th Street

The Bronx is up. The Battery is down and the Bronx is up. I was thinking about that days ago. I was thinking about that when Criterion streamed a restored version of On The Town (Frank Sinatra bored, Comden and…

I Happen to Like New York

I’ve never arrived in NYC on a Saturday evening.  That was a trip.  But I’ve definitely never arrived at Penn Station, which is the Madison Square Garden subway stop, on a Saturday, with a UFC fight on tap, for which…

Substance is Style

So it goes; another spectacular trip down. Spettacolare. Didn't ever post any pics of the Yard hotel, bar and restaurant common areas. Bric a brac meets shabby chic meets a reactionary aversion to minimalism meets hoarding meets collectible obsession. Hats…

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