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Doomsday Dalliances

Written by NY Press on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

What to Do When the World Is Ending By Jeanne Martinet Just to set the record straight: In spite of what the characters may say in my novel Etiquette for the End of the World, I myself do not believe the Apocalypse is happening this week. But end of the world obsessions do intrigue me. [&hellip
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Front Row Phobia

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Our Town, West Side Spirit

I arrived at the Jefferson Market Library event late and out of breath. As quietly as I could, I slipped out of my coat and turned off my phone, scanning the packed reading room from where I stood in the doorway. There were no seats left that I could see; in fact, there were several [&hellip
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The Last Minute Invite

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Editorial, Lifestyle, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

jo Is it healthy spontaneity or social laziness? It can be a wonderful thing—that phone call that comes like a wish fulfilled when you don’t have plans, you don’t feel like working and you are deep in the doldrums. Suddenly, there is a friend’s voice saying, “I have tickets to a show tonight, are you by any chance free?” And voilà! Your evening [&hellip
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Citiquette: Doubles Advantage a Singular Lament

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Okay, I confess: I envy married people. But it’s not for the reasons you may think. I envy married people because they have a built-in excuse to get out of absolutely anything. The other day, I was caught unawares by someone asking me to do something I did not particularly want to do. I hemmed [&hellip
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Citiquette: The After-After Party

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Our Town, West Side Spirit

The two-for-one philosophy of hosting By Jeanne Martinet As most savvy New York hosts know, when you throw a large cocktail party, you can expect approximately 60 percent of the invitees to attend. Of the 40 percent who don’t come, most have a scheduling conflict or illness and are truly sorry to be missing the affair.  [&hellip
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Why I Love the Flier Guy

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

In defense of handbill handouts By Jeanne Martinet I have to confess something: I have a serious soft spot for the flier guy. All my friends think I am crazy—not to mention totally un-green. “Fliers cause major litter,” one told me. “They are killing trees!” exclaimed another. Most people feel that the flier guy is [&hellip
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Urban Eavesdropping

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

New York, just one big cocktail party By Jeanne Martinet I was biking along the crowded Hudson River Greenway, all my focus on avoiding pedestrians, roller-bladers and darting toddlers, when suddenly two guys whipped by me on their bikes (passing on the right, no less) at super high speed. Annoyed at their recklessness, I was [&hellip
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