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A Visit to the Empire State Building

A Visit to the Empire State Building

While in Manhattan a few weeks ago, I made a visit to the Empire State Building. I plunked down the $20 to get up to the 86th floor Observation Deck. It’s a self-guided tour, but multitudes of jacketed escorts direct the lines of people (and lines and lines and lines of them) through corridors and […]

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St. Paul's Chapel and World Trade Center Construction Site

St. Paul’s Chapel and World Trade Center Construction Site

After spending several hours nestled in the mesmerizing lullaby of the railroad, I descended into Penn Station and thus into the heart of Manhattan. I admit, anxiety nipped at my heart; although I spent a year here as a young and ambitious drama student, that experience was over twenty years ago. My youthful gumption was […]

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Trip To New York City: On the Train

Trip To New York City: On the Train

I pulled away from the plaster dust from out home remodeling project, and took a short business trip to Manhattan. I hadn’t been to the city in 22 years, since I was a young drama student in the 1980s. And New York is just as fabulous and exciting as it was then. This is the […]

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James Tissot Exhibition at Brooklyn Museum

James Tissot Exhibition at Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum will be hosting a spectacular exhibition of the watercolor paintings of the illustrious 19th century French painter, James Tissot (1836-1902). It looks marvelous! The exhibition is “The Life of Christ,” and will include 124 of Tissot’s watercolors. Tissot was a remarkable painter– in an era when French painters were still dabbling in […]

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