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Move the U.N. to Governors Island

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To the Editor: You might be interested to know that I proposed this very thing in the spring of 2006 to various government offices and officials in the Mayor’s office (“Governors Island: A Different Idea,” open forum, April 29). My own selfish reason was because, at that time, the U.N. was standing in the way [&hellip
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Dissecting My Fox Fix

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By Ben Krull It’s hard on my nerves and gives me nightmares. But like a rubbernecker who gawks at a highway accident, I am unable to look away. I am addicted to Fox News; hooked on O’Reilly, Beck and the Obama-bashing Fox and Friends morning show. But my drug of choice is Sean Hannity. A [&hellip
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Not Quite Right

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By Armond White “Hello, Denzel!” Queen Latifah exclaims when she encounters her blind date in Just Wright. Her reference to Denzel Washington affirms his star-status and a generally-accepted standard of male glamour. It also recalls Barbra Streisand’s opening line in Funny Girl when she looked into a mirror and sarcastically addressed herself, “Hello, gorgeous.” Queen [&hellip
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Catering to Carnivores —in the Concourse

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Juicy… smoky… tender… salty… savory… satisfying, but ultimately indescribable. The best steak I ever tasted was in a “little spike” sandwich in Tri Tip Grill’s “Modest Meal” ($5.99), which includes a plain white roll stuffed with 2-and-a-half- to 3-ounces of steak, your choice of salad or sides and a small soda or spring water. My [&hellip
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Oh, What a Tangled Vine

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By Linnea Covington Walking into a wine bar can often feel a little daunting. You see a full list bursting with promise, but only a few names ring a bell. To the uneducated wine drinker, names like “rueda” and “refosco” remain mysterious grapes and blends we often skip in favor of better-known bottles, like pinot [&hellip
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Getting Candid With Daphne Merkin

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By Charlotte Eichna Despite a reported habit of running behind schedule, Daphne Merkin materialized in the doorway of the writing center at Marymount Manhattan College, on East 71st Street, only a few minutes late for a morning interview. After a cup of coffee, the renowned memoirist was ready to delve into the details of her [&hellip
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