Posts Tagged ‘Susan Braudy’s Diary’

Dissecting New York’s ‘Livability’

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I’m twitching. I’m poring over some 100 pages of the Economist’s assiduously researched rankings of the world’s most livable cities. Phheww! I can’t believe the venerable Economist ranks us 56th in livability out of 140 world cities. It turns out that Detroit (ranking 40) and Cleveland (ranking 44) and Chicago (ranking 32) are better places [&hellip
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Help Wanted, Part 2

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After grad school, I pushed and pulled my life so that I could immigrate to Manhattan. I was in love. With everything here. I remember telling my grandmother how I loved studying each different ethnic face on subways. My ardor was undiminished even when she worried from San Diego that I should move to a [&hellip
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Help Wanted, Part 1

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I know a darling, super-competent, hard-working 2009 NYU honors graduate named Kate Berlant who’s in love with Manhattan, but confused about how to make a living. The turmoil of unemployment (above 10 percent in our area) hits new grads hard. Older applicants with more experience consistently trump even the best and brightest of them. Internships [&hellip
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Houseguests With Love

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My friend Joe and I are redefining our domestic spaces. We’ve been turning ourselves, our high-strung ménage of cats and dogs and our sun-dappled apartment inside out. We installed two huge white bookcases (donated by our totally generous and ingenious neighbor Andrea Basile) to partition off part of the living room and thus create a [&hellip
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More Cool Britania

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To the Editor: Ms. Braudy, I read with interest your recent column about British TV miniseries (“Cool Britania,” Susan Braudy’s Diary, Nov. 26) and would like to add my old favorite: Crackers, with Robbie Coltrane. He was amazing as a troubled crime psychologist who often gets too involved with the criminal suspect’s mind. Sandy Malter [&hellip
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Turning Japanese

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For years I’ve been flagrantly getting high—high as a kite—in a secluded store on the East Side. I open a nondescript door on Lexington at 61st Street, beneath a banner that reads “Things Japanese,” and make my way up a narrow stairway to the second floor. Suddenly, thousands of museum-quality Japanese antiques make my mood [&hellip
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Central Park Love Song

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I love Central Park. As a very young person, I missed the spiritual lesson in the perennial beauty of blooming and dying flowers. I’ve a long view from my living room of Central Park treetops to Harlem. Falcons glide on wind currents at my windows. Right now, fat leafy treetops look like bridal bouquets. Winters, [&hellip
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