Our train dropped us off at 125th and Lexington, and for twenty blocks we walked through Harlem and then into Central Park, past waterfalls and vast stretches of grass, and then into Spanish Harlem before landing at Theresa and David’s at 105th. New York City, we have arrived.

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NYC, Final Days

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New York state of mind

New York State of Mind   My first visit to New York City was in 1979, nearly 35 years ago. I was young—17—and naïve and beautiful, a trifecta for trouble and/or opportunity. Certain events i

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NYC, part 4

Just a few more hours in New York City before heading east to Sweden. Our visit here has been… ahh, what’s the right superlative: spectacular, meaningful, uplifting, joyous. Regardless of what awa

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Last words for NYC…

What a treasure to be here in New York City, eating bagels, laying our dizzy heads on Theresa and David’s Pottery Barn pull out, having our own set of keys to the most welcoming apartment(s) and

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NYC movie

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NYC movie

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NYC, part 3

A rainy Thursday afternoon in New York City, and Jimmy Toner is happy. Here I am on the second floor of the New York City Public Library, surrounded by books and marble and the hush of a holy place. I

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NYC, day 4: UN, Soho, friends

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NYC, day 3: Central Park–all day , all night

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NYC, day 2: Ferry, World Trade, Brooklyn

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NYC, part 2

I suppose Times Square is like our Pier 39 in San Francisco: a place for all the world to gather but is itself not very authentic. What can I say, it’s not my thing. I don’t get dazzled by the tow

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New York City, part 1

Two days in New York City and I’m feeling too overwhelmed to write about our experiences here. It’s like the city itself, coming at you with so many images and sounds and smells that my simple Son

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New York City: Day One