Posts Tagged ‘Manhattan Memoir’

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

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How I finally kicked my decades-long nicotine habit By Rosemary Kalikow “Don’t you want to be alive to dance at my wedding someday?” asked my 18-year-old son, Brett. My husband and I were up in Cambridge for the first parents’ college weekend. Brett was apparently majoring in Jewish guilt at Harvard. “How can a mother [&hellip
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Manhattan Moolah

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Money may not grow on trees, but in Manhattan I keep finding it at my feet. A native Californian, I now live and work on the Upper West Side as a full-time nanny. My workday is spent pushing a bright pink stroller, passing strangers I will probably never meet. Still, I didn’t give a second [&hellip
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Tuesdays at The Met

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My father and I have started a new tradition: Tuesdays at the Metropolitan Opera. In order to support such a lavish habit, we have taken advantage of the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Rush Tickets program, which provides 200 orchestra seats at a mere $20 a ticket. As would be expected, such an offer attracts [&hellip
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How to Putter

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My partner Bryan surprised me this year with a very thoughtful Hannukah gift: a gray velour Ralph Lauren tracksuit. This luxurious outfit, however, is not for jogging on the treadmill; in fact, the soft, thick fabric and sagging lines suggest the very opposite of physical activity. Bryan was instead recognizing my favorite weekend ritual: puttering [&hellip
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Those Ubiquitous Scaffolds

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We’re a subterranean lot, us New Yorkers. Not by choice, like mole people or Minnesotans, but by necessity: The subway is the easiest, fastest and cheapest way to get from A to B. Hence, we spend a lot of time underground—waiting for trains, riding trains, throwing momma from trains. The last thing we want when [&hellip
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Summer Guide 2009: Music

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Bronx Underground Festival Hip-hop, indie rock, skateboarding, dancing and more will happen this summer as part of the Bronx Underground Festival, a series of events taking place in the fest’s namesake borough and beyond. Check out the June 21 outdoor concert at Orchard Beach or the May 29 dance parties where an ’80s outfit will [&hellip
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