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A Lover of the Stage By Christopher A. Pape Photos by Billy Bustamante Broadway is a tough business but Victoria Clark makes it look easy. A native of Texas (with all the charm that entails) she came to our fair city to be a director. One thing led to another and she is now one of the most acclaimed stage actresses working today. Having stared in and won a Tony for The Light in the Piazza she is beloved by a wide swath of the American theater going public. As a followup to her success in Piazza, she was nominated for a Tony in Sister Act and is currently staring in Rodgers and Hammersteinâ€™s Cinderella, which is one of the hottest tickets in town. Victoria sat down with us; the whole time she was gracious, down-to-earth and very funny. I enjoyed the time we spent together at our exclusive photo shoot and I wish her the best of luck in the new production! Stylist - George Brescia | Asst. Stylist - Mariah Jones Makeup - Patricia Long | Hair- Pich Prim Resident
Resident: Tell us about Rodgers and Hammerstiein’s Cinderella…what drew you to the production? Victoria Clark: Two main reasons: #1: THE PEOPLE INVOLVED: At this point in my career, it’s all about the working relationships. I have been lucky enough to play all kinds of women and characters, so now at this point, I am looking to work with collaborators who inspire me and make me better. The creative artists I work with every day on Cinderella are doing just that. First of all, our director, Mark Brokaw is brilliant. I have admired his work for some time, and I understanding, imaginative and his visual sense is uncanny--he has a tremendous vision of how the show should move. Douglas Carter Beane the fantastic playwright is our book writer. Douglas and I met doing Sister Act on Broadway, and he is a good friend and a very funny person. He has reimagined this story and made it very alive and funny. When I heard that Laura Osnes was set to play Cinderella, I knew I wanted to work with her. She is an old soul with the hugest heart in the world. Seeing her every night in our scenes is the greatest gift. This design team: William Ivey Long (costumes), Paul Huntley (wigs), Anna Louizos (set), Kenneth Posner (lighting), Nevin Steinberg (sound). They are all singular artists at the peak of their careers, and each iconic. Their contribution to this production is inestimable and they are expert collaborators. I adore them all. Trust me, no one has seen a fairy tale story come to life like this. And lastly, our music department led by our music supervisor and arranger David Chase and conductor Andy Einhorn are taking this delicious Rodgers and Hammerstein score and adding some unknown gems from that famous songwriting team’s catalogue, and creating a brand new show. It is a new score containing an old score in a way. It is unique. And of course everyone from the Rodgers and Hammerstein organization led by Ted Chapin and Bruce Pomahac is a genius. I have never worked with this many amazing artists at the same time. I am in Heaven.
Roosevelt who said, “do one thing every day that scares you?” Well, here it is. Now it is my favorite part of the show. R: You’re known for musical theater, having won a Tony in 2005, what makes musical theater different from television/movies? VC: Well, it›s the live audience, most obviously. After the design, rehearsals, technical and make each performance completely different. R: What role are you playing? VC: I am playing the role of Marie. She is Cinderella’s friend from the village; she is an out there is more to her than meets the eye... R: How did you get into theater? VC: I started as a director. I came to NYU’s graduate musical theater writing program to be a director, and presented so much of the writers’ original material that a casting director gave me an audition for a replacement in Sunday in the Park with George. I didn’t really think I had a shot, so I went. I got it. It was only my second Equity job. Once people saw a Broadway credit on my resumé, they assumed I was an actor, and the doors just kept opening. I wasn’t planning on being an actor, but it came and found me. R: Favorite role (s) you’ve yet to play? VC: I am asked that question all the time, and I don’t have any burning desire to do a role that already exists. I would rather create new characters.
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our childhood away. And that endless sky. There is something in that sky that just makes you thankful to be alive. R: What do you think of New York’s musical theater scene? What makes it the best? VC: I am not an expert on everything that is happening now. But having lived here for 30 years, I do know New York is the cultural capital of the world, and of course the best city in the world for musicals. Just before 8:00 pm, I like to think of all the amazing artists that are all warming up to give a performance: actors, singers, musicians, dancers, you name it. It is mind-boggling. All the best training for musicals is here in the United States, and the talent just keeps getting more and more impressive. I think that keeps the quality of the product very high. I would like to see a return of great writing for the voice to musicals, Broadway musicals in particular. Adam Guettel, Ricky Ian Gordon, Jeanine Tesori, these are all composers who know how to write for the voice. R: How was it to grow up in Texas? VC: Sublime; it was a very happy place to grow up. I was blessed with an incredible family who is loving and very funny. And my best friend is hilarious, now an executive producer in television. She and I laughed
R: What does it mean to be a New Yorker? VC: I have no idea! I guess I could qualify as a New Yorker now that I have lived here all my adult life. I have learned that most New Yorkers feel they are citizens of the world and that global awareness unites us in a are here. It is an intensely exciting place to live. You can feel the energy just bubbling up from the sidewalks and streets. I also think we have the most beautiful parks in the world. My son says that Central Park is his front yard, and Riverside is his back yard. He was boasting about that at age 4. He was already feeling proud then. R: What section of the city do you live in? What do you like about it? VC: I live on the Upper West side. It is all kids, and families, and students, and dogs. It is very neighborhoody. I have been here almost all of 30 years. I also lived in Hudson Heights for about 5 years. That was also beautiful. I had an amazing view of the Hudson River and the Palisades. I’m so happy to be where I’m at. R: Any pets?
VC: Yes, does my teenage son count? Not counting him, one Golden Retriever age 10, and a black rescue cat who is 8. R: George Brescia styled our photo shoot and he writes a fashion column every month for the Resident, isn’t he great? VC: Yes, not only is he an amazing stylist, he is a rare person with a huge heart, and he is also a beautiful actor and singer! R: What charities are you involved with?
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Elegance on the Water By Marianne Belmonte and Angela Pape
Having cruised on ocean liners more than my fair share of times, a river cruise was an idea that had never crossed my mind. It wasn’t until I was afforded the opportunity to set sail down the Danube through the small towns and historic cities of Germany and Austria that I realized what a hidden treasure river cruising truly is! With your hotel traveling alongside you, there is no better way to experience the world. And there is no better cruise line to experience it with than Uniworld. These boutique river cruises offer nothing short of excellence. From their luxurious amenities to their highly trained staff, you will have the world My daughter and I arrived at the Nuremberg Airport one early gray morning in December and no sooner was our luggage collected than a very pleasant Uniworld Representative greeted us. Although the sky was gray, the air cold, and the ground covered with snow, we were just so excited to be there and couldn’t wait to get started. As we approached the canal there were several ships docked. We wondered which one was ours. To our pleasant surprise it was the best looking ship there. Shinny and glowing under the gray sky it brought a smile to our faces. As we headed toward the ship, we saw a group of people waiting outside the ship to help us. One of which was the Hotel Manager, Steff Rau, who we
would come to call friend and who always went above and beyond to ensure that not just my daughter and I but that all the guests were comfortable and well taken care of. We were escorted onto the ship without a care. Our luggage was whisked away and all we were asked to do was to relax in the Blue Danube Lounge, have a bite to eat and something hot or cold to drink. Before we knew it we were escorted to our stateroom. The room was bright and cheery with sliding glass doors that would afford us a wonderful view as we sailed down the river. The ship had just recently undergone a refurbishing and our redecorated stateroom’s decor was modern and relaxing with an extremely comfortable queen sized bed. All the with Internet access, cable programming, movies, and music on demand. The bathroom featured everything you might need ranging from beautifully fragranced L’Occitane bodycare products to a highpowered blow dryer. Now it was time to explore the ship that we would be calling home for the next week. enjoyed a wonderful buffet lunch. Greeted by the Restaurant Manager, Roberto da Silva, with an engaging smile, we knew he was there to try to accommodate our every request. All meals, and we were served three
a day, were overseen by Executive Chef Milos Mucka and least I say that he did a fantastic job with his selections as well as his execution of every meal served. The dining room was situated at the ship’s stern with windows all around. It was very well placed with all the tables having access to the view and the prep area being in the center of the room. It was carefully thought out not unlike every detail on this boutique cruise ship. Again the decor was lovely always giving the feeling of relaxed eloquence. Of course, it was also thanks to the staff of waiters and chefs that made it even more enjoyable. It seemed as though they did everything in their power to ensure that the guests had the best of times and all their needs were met. They even came to know us all by name and welcomed us daily with a personal greeting. They were fantastic! Back to our stateroom we freshened up for Hotel Manager and Cruise Manager. Back to the lounge we mingled with some of the guests and at 6pm we were welcomed by our Captain, Michael Hofmann, or Captain Mike as he prefers to be called. We were given all the safety instructions and assured that we were in good hands and no harm would come our way. Steff also greeted us and then introduced us to Ann Smets, the Cruise Manager who would be in charge
of all aspects of our shore excursions and entertainment program. She was a wealth of information and simply stated, utterly delightful. At 7PM we were back in the Palace Restaurant feasting on another superb meal. Anxious to start sightseeing and going to the Christmas Markets that abound this time of year, we headed back to our stateroom. down for sleeping and a chocolate on each the Daily Program, which outlined what we would be doing the next day. This listed both included and optional activities. Nothing was left to chance and the attention to detail was outstanding, as this program would also give us weather information and a synopsis of the history and culture of the town we would be visiting. At last we awakened, prepared for a hearty breakfast, mingled with some of our shipmates and by 8:45 AM we are driven into Nuremberg by coach with a local guide. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable but downright hilarious as well. The tour proved to be very enlightening and entertaining. Of course, Nuremberg is known for the infamous Nazi rallies and later on for the trials but Nuremberg is much more than and of the Holy Roman Empire. It also boasts a castle with an enormous mote that transports you back to medieval times. Once the guided tour was done we were taken to the Christmas Market in the town square. It was nothing that we had ever experienced before. The crafts were beautiful, the food was great and the people were...well it was just perfect. We came to understand that a decades long rivalry has existed between Nuremberg and our next stop, Regensburg - who makes a time being, we decided to be the judges of that. Later in the day, we had the choice of an optional tour to a WWII documentation center or a coach ride back to the Christmas Market. We decided to stay on board, relax, and get ready for the Captainâ€™s Diner that evening, for which we had been invited to dine at the captainâ€™s table. To say the least, we were very pleased to receive an honor such as this. The evening started out with a lavish cocktail party including a welcome by the captain followed by a port talk from Ann. As there were only 120-140 passengers on board we also took the opportunity to get acquainted with some more of our fellow travelers. It certainly was a diverse group with passengers from around the world. In fact, we grew so fond of a couple from Australia, Fiona, and Ed, that we extended an open invitation to visit one another during our future travels.
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After a very enjoyable cocktail hour, we made our way to the Palace Restaurant for dinner with our captain. Seated at our table along with Captain Mike was Hotel Manager, Steff, Ann our Cruise Manager, a couple from South African, and a woman from Canada. The food, wine, and service were excellent, the company was superb, and we got to know the people who would be in charge of our care and trip for the next week. It was a dinner we will never forget. We arrived in Regensburg early the next morning. To our delight we found that the combination of sausage, sauerkraut, and sweet mustard served on freshly baked rolls blew all other competition out of the water! Of course it did have a lot more than that to offer as it is the fourth largest city in Bavaria and one of the best-preserved historic cities in Germany. That evening we set sail for Deggendorf where we would board a coach that took us through the snow covered Bavarian Forest with a stop in a small village for a horse drawn carriage ride in the mountains. Our tour also included a visit to a hand blown glass workshop before making the scenic trip back on the coach to meet up with the ship in Passau. Another medieval city located on the banks of the river, Passau was enchanting. Next day we were off to Linz, Austria, chosen Capital of Culture. It is a beautiful city and well deserving of the title. After a day of sightseeing, we headed back on board for our daily port talk with Ann followed by dinner. We then set sail at midnight for the captivating town of Durnstein. Upon awakening the next morning, we found ourselves in the Wachau Region, with a stretch of winding river and vine-covered hillsides. The scenery was breathtaking, even in the dead of winter with castles on hilltops and the sun gleaming down on the river. We were enthralled. We docked in Durnstein and took a walking tour of this town of 800 inhabitants. It is a post card perfect town, seemingly untouched by modern civilization. It was fabulous and a place weâ€™d love to revisit one day. Back on the ship, we headed to Vienna, our last stop on this wonderful journey. There arenâ€™t enough adjectives to describe the city of Vienna. Being a native New Yorker it takes a lot to impress me but believe me Vienna did just that! It is old and charming yet young and sophisticated all at the same time. Like New York, you can never tire of visiting. So much to see, so much to do, so much to experience. Alas, our journey was coming to an end. We would have one last diner with our new friends and off we would go to our homes with
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As Americans swoon over Downton Abbey, Kitty Pilgrim examines the Anglo-American connection on a visit to a Scottish castle once owned by President Eisenhower.
On a transatlantic voyage, eastbound from “Culzean Castle.” The ocean liner, Queen returning to Southampton and Americans making the “crossing.” My nightly dinner companions, a young couple from Glasgow, were hoping to tempt me into making an excursion to Scotland by listing various points of interest. “Have you ever heard of Eisenhower’s castle?” the man asked one evening. “You mean President Eisenhower?” They informed me that the Scottish people gave the former U.S. General a castle as a gift, to thank him for his service during World War II. I had to admit; I had never heard of it, but their description sounded spectacular. A short time later I had an opportunity to visit the historic site. I was traveling to Edinburgh to research locations for my novel, The Stolen Chalice, and was accompanied by my mother. The topic of the “Eisenhower Castle” came up, and suddenly we were both enthusiastic to visit the vacation home of an inspiring War II, and I was looking for a new interesting location for my thriller novels.
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Making inquiries at the concierge desk of the Balmoral Hotel, we discovered that the castle was in Ayrshire, a mere two-and-ahalf-hour drive away. The grounds are open all year, and we are told that the National Trust for Scotland maintains the 600 acres of Culzean as a wilderness park for hikers and weekend guests. Tours of the interior of the castle are only available during the summer months. This being late October, Culzean (pronounced Cull-AINE) Castle was closed for the season. Sensing our disappointment, a phone call was made to see if something could be arranged. We didn’t have high hopes, but the manager of the estate Paul Pomfret was very accommodating. Rather than turn us away, he offered to give us a personal guided tour that President Eisenhower used as a private residence. Accommodations are available for the night should we choose to stay, and the staff will provide tea and dinner and also breakfast the next day.
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Scarcely believing our luck, we set out immediately. The drive is straight across Scotland from one coast to the other. We take the scenic route, A-71, and our rental car creeps along the two-lane highway, meandering through picturesque villages and past sheep-dotted pastures. We are rained upon periodically, but it’s a gentle drizzle, like mist coming off the sea. By early afternoon we start to see signs for the estate. Driving through the stone archways, we are instantly transported to the kind of a the quintessential country estate. Beautifully groomed parkland stretches out on either side of our car, a thick bramble of woods goes on for miles. We follow a circuitous driveway past formal gardens and various stone outbuildings. But nothing prepares us for the last turn, when the stunning promontory of coastline and beach come into view. There are majestic stone battlements like something out
of romantic novel, with the waves dashing the rocks and a vast expanse of turbulent sea. We are warmly welcomed, our luggage whisked away and we are invited to select which bedroom we would like to use. Walking through the various rooms, Eisenhower’s own bedroom is offered as an option. My mother looks at me with surprise and delight. Of course, we would like to sleep in the actual Eisenhower Suite, the one he used when he came here to stay. Feeling like visiting royalty, we settle in, ogling the enormous bath, the immense bedroom and dressing room. Outside the windows, the Firth of Clyde is stormy, but on good days the coast of Ireland is visible across the water. The suite is decorated in of Eisenhower on the mantle. But we cannot tarry; daylight is waning. So we immediately set out for a frigid walk about the grounds, the formal gardens, swan pond, the clock tower and high cliffs, whipped by the bracing
sea air was utterly magical. At four PM a polite knock on the door informs us afternoon tea is ready. We are ushered into a beautiful oval sitting room lavish, fragrant black Darjeeling served in pastries. We while away the late afternoon o’clock, we are formally dressed and making our way to the elegant dining room. produce, including smoked Scottish salmon, roasted lamb with rosemary gravy and
blueberry compote with shortbread. And after dinner, the butler unlocks the drinks cabinet and we are offered a bottle of the estate’s special “Eisenhower” scotch. Pouring a dram, we have the thrill of raising a glass to the famous general right in his own living room. My mother reminisces about his pivotal role as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe. All around is memorabilia, photos, books and some of the Eisenhower’s personal honors and awards on the walls. accompanied by his wife Mamie and found time to visit often, including once during his
States. I’m sure he loved it as much as we did. On the way to bed, we noticed a painting he apparently his doctor had suggested art as an antidote to stress. We are bid goodnight by the pleasant staff, with the promise of a tour of the historic rooms on the following morning. We awake early, ready for another day of discovery. At 8AM we learn just how big a Scottish breakfast can be: porridge, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, buttered toast and marmalade, baked beans, fried potatoes, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, fruit compote, juice and coffee.
hearing about the historic site, which
construction on the original structure. Enlarged over the centuries, master architect Robert Adams turned the modest structure of Culzean Castle into an 18th Century masterpiece with a sweeping oval staircase refurbishments were done through the estate of an American millionaire with a strong interest in Eisenhower. a smaller establishment, not far away. armory, with hundreds of antique
drawing room with beautiful period portraits of Scottish earls and ladies few ghost stories to titillate our spirit in the enormous kitchen, hung with and a long trestle table, which can seat at least a dozen servants. back to Edinburgh quite enthralled with the lovely estate. We both agree, even for people of the modern world, there is nothing more romantic than
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Re-blazing the Trail in Playa del Carmen By Paul Wildwood
An opportunity often afforded a travel writer is the chance to witness the growth over time of a secret hideaway into a full-grown travel destination. While naysayers and purists will usually bemoan this transformation from small to large, the bigger issue is how well these destinations succeed at striking a balance between growth and authenticity, with the latter being
minutes south of Cancun, represents one of those destinations that have an abundance of world-class beaches, secluded cenotes (famed fresh water sink holes found in the area), and impressively preserved Mayan ruins. for a wonderfully authentic Mexican beach town experience.
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The Viceroy has an attentive staff that does a great job of being unobtrusive when they are not needed. It’s also not uncommon to see no more than a handful of other guests on the property at any one time, since all are there for the same reason…to explore Playa del Carmen and its surroundings, but, at the end of the day, return to a place of tranquility. This in no way means that the Viceroy is a snooze fest. The beachfront here can get busy, with plenty of activities to enjoy, from snorkeling and diving off the private pier, to chilling at the beach bar. In the evening, the hotel often hosts sumptuous beach barbeques that draw diners from other resorts, as well as locals. The Fairmont Mayakoba, in the grand tradition of Fairmont hotels, offers visitors everything one has come to expect from this top luxury chain. Situated in the newly built Mayakoba Beach and Lagoon area just south of Playa del Carmen, the Fairmont provides front villas.
PGA golf course, the renowned Willow Stream spa, and a wonderful Kids Club, ,there is not much left to chance here. Honeymooners to large family gatherings are equally accommodated, and whether traveling as a couple or with family in tow,
and whimsy. Sampling from the “Mayan Tasting Menu”, favorites included the Quail in “Relleno Negro”, infused in Mayan spices, with a black chili paste, yucca chips, grated egg yolk and verdolagas, followed by the Surf and Turf “PokChuc” , a savory lobster
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mignon, along with spicy chocolate sauce, local squash and chayote corn dumplings stuffed with chicharrón in salsa verde.
With a web of lagoons and streams on the property, there are of plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors on premise, from concierge staff can arrange everything for you for your travels off the property, from dining to excursions. Of particular note at the Fairmont Mayakoba is the food. With so many options, it’s best to highlight one experience, this one from La Puerta, an elegant restaurant overlooking the main lagoon. Chef Lenin Zuniga, a 28 year old culinary prodigy in my mind, has help
While on the subject of food, there are plenty of great restaurants in the Playa del Carmen area and broader Quintana Roo state. In no particular order, favorites include Como Como in Playa del Carmen, Zamas in Tulum, Imeldas in Akumel, and, the lunch lady at the Pac Chen Mayan village, where we ate tasty chicken, black beans and rice, empanadas, and more, for about $2 US. So there you have it, after 15 years, Playa del Carmen still has much for all to enjoy. How you choose to get there, and where you stay,
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Remembering Budapest By Bob & Sandy Nesoff Winter on the shores of the Danube River in Budapest can be especially cold. The wind whips downstream over the waterway between the Buda and Pest sections bringing a bone-chilling frost that even those wrapped in furs and layered clothing cannot escape. The winter of 1944-45 was especially cold and the sight of more than 1,000 men, women and children standing, naked, on the edge of the Danubeâ€™s banks, shivering as the wind bit into their uncovered skin, was jarring.
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Uniformed men walked behind them, lining them up at the edge of the river embankment
Numb as they must have been, the metallic sound of cartridges being chambered into
chunks of ice moving downstream. The naked prisoners, Jews who had been taken from their ghetto and marched to the river, must have known what was coming, but they could not have guessed at the brutality of the Hungarian Arrow Cross fascists, allies of the German Nazis.
chills to their shivering. The Arrow Cross members ordered the prisoners to hold hands and move even closer to the edge of the embankment. The war was coming to a close. It was obvious even to the most ardent Nazi sympathizer that they had lost and soon the Americans, Russians and other allies would be marching through their streets. Vengeance would soon follow from those they had oppressed and
their job now was to minimize that ability for retribution. Ammunition was low as supplies were almost non-existent so an expedient method had to be employed. With the prisoners gripping each others hands, the Arrow Cross walked up and down the line, shooting every third or fourth person. As the dead fell into the person on either side whose hands they held tightly. Those who weren’t dead before they hit the water soon were as the chill of hypothermia claimed their lives. Clothing was disposed of but shoes were a valuable commodity and they were saved. Today one of the most moving memorials to those tragic and horrible days sits on the Pest side of the Danube, a stark reminder of man’s cruelty to his fellow man. Some 60 pairs of shoes, bronze or metal sit on the Pest bank facing the river. Strangers stroll by, some hardly glancing at the footwear crafted in the style of the 1940s. Others stare curiously, not knowing that they represent. We found them to be very moving.
The Uniworld Cruise line’s ship, River Princess, sits on the Buda side of the Danube within sight of the monument. While it is not on the tour agenda, buses carrying the passengers slow as they pass the shoes, the driver providing an explanation. Some take the rather long walk from quayside across the city’s famed Chain Bridge and along the bank to get a closer look. None ever return to the River Princess unmoved. Uniworld offers an option tour in Budapest, “Jewish Budapest,” that passes the memorial and goes into the heart of the old Jewish Section on the Pest side. Interestingly, perhaps half or more of the tour participants are not Jewish. They show an interested and reverence for what was and what could have been. The cruisers are taken on a short walk through the sector and points of interest are indicated. But without doubt the highlight of the trip is the Grand Synagogue that has somehow escaped the brutality of the Nazis and the Arrow Cross. The synagogue is still an active religious institution although the number of
congregants has been seriously diminished from the “bad times” until today. It is called the most “beautiful Catholic synagogue in the world.” The reason is immediately apparent to any visitor. The interior design would be approved by any bishop who had commissioned a church to be built and it is unlike virtually any other synagogue in the world. The synagogue is laid out much as the interior of any great church. The pulpit, instead of being in the middle of the interior or at the front and center, is raised with a spiral staircase leading to it. Along side the building is a garden with headstones. However, make sure to visit the rear of the synagogue. There a metal tree in the shape of an inverted menorah stands, on its leaves are engraved the names of thousands of the victims of the Holocaust. Yards away stands the house in which Theodore Herzl, the founder of the Zionist movement was born. The government is hard at work today in an effort to distance itself and its people from
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Cartagena and Its Historic Hotel: The Sofitel Santa Clara By Lisa Loverro
In the 1700s, Cartagena de Indias (its
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this foreign and exotic city. The hospitality is top notch and there are babysitting services available on request should you be traveling with a child. When you are not enjoying a dip in Hotel Santa Clara’s pool or feasting on their cuisine, the heartbeat of the city just outside the steps of the hotel offers a bevy of sightseeing. The main attraction revolves around the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
views of the sunshine’s last rays sink into drinks. In the evening, a horse-drawn carriage ride around the old city makes for a beautiful and romantic experience and easily arranged Del Rosario is an archipelago consisting of
sapphire seas. Within the old city itself, you’ll are ringing with enthusiastic salsa singers, all evoking passages about Cartagena from Love in the Time of Cholera, by the city’s native At Café del Mar, an open-air bar/lounge, the romance of Cartagena comes alive as
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For those looking to experience a more boutique stay in Cartagena, check out the newly opened Casa San Agustin, whose colonial-era charm and relaxed atmosphere playfully captures the feeling of the history and romance that is still so alive within the walls of this city. There are original frescoes in the library and centuries old wood-beamed ceilings in their accommodations that are comprised of 22 rooms and eight suites. Subtle colors of soft blue, inspired by the calming waters of the sea outside adorn the rooms along with modern in-room amenities such as iPads, iPod docking stations and Frette linens. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Alma, offers seafood custom-crafted cocktails. A unique package offered by the hotel is their Luxury Suite & Yacht Package comprised of a 3-night stay in a luxury suite, private yacht excursion to explore the Islas del Rosario archipelago and dinner for two at Alma restaurant. In the evening, the package allows you entry into the city’s hottest nightclub, Café Havana and following a late night out on the town, an inroom breakfast is provided.
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Sonia Henie may have passed away in 1969 but her winter legacy lives on in the Lake Tahoe region. The Norwegian born Olympic medalist gained fame as the star of a series of movies that always showcased her ice skating ability and featured Sun Valley and the Lake Tahoe
Perhaps owing to Henie and her very
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polloi to lesser ski and skate resorts.
but in a gentler time when bare backsides and four letter words were verboten on
Tahoe has always been open to everyone as are its world class slopes and resorts.
fur-clad woman gliding across the lake became a national favorite.
those old enough to have seen her movies drivers on vacation.
opportunities for summer recreation and Tahoe currently boasts more than 25 feet of the op ski competitions and champions on the slopes. While Eastern ski resorts are bragging about a base of 20 to 40 inches That translates to a building almost three stories high…and there is more in the way. This gives Tahoe skiers the opportunity to Nordic well into the warming months.
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The Four Seasons, Nevis sits stretched out along Pinney Beach on an island that is one of the most lush and magical in the Caribbean. Bouncing back from the devastating effects of hurricane Omar in 2008 which forced the resort to close for 2 years, The Four Seasons has returned better than ever, much to the delight of their many repeat customers. Looking beyond the pristine beach and the resort’s impeccable service, the Four Seasons, Nevis hits a home run in every aspect. The accommodations are large, decorated with vibrant splashes of color mixed with beautiful mahogany furnishings and marble baths. There’s no bad views here…your rooms will either provide you
with the sea’s beautiful waters or vistas of the majestic and awe-inspiring Nevis Peak. While the resort is perfect for families, it’s ideal for honeymoon couples and singles. oasis from the family-fun pools and the restaurants offer an elegant yet relaxed feel. Their Mango grill sits adjacent to the waves and serves dishes inspired by the cuts of meats and fresh seafood. In addition to their other restaurants, there are some exciting new culinary surprises currently at “Hideaway Grill” located at the far side While you’re never really sure when this
grill will be open (you’ll have to hear about it via word of mouth or perhaps on their twitter page), one thing is for certain; their fresh grilled seafood and Caribbean “Bento Box” including a grilled lobster tail, coconut cole slaw and pumpkin salad, will send you into a foodie fantasy. The other surprise appeared, quite suddenly, on the beach next to my lounge chair. A “pop up” Roti Shack serving a fresh seafood Roti, rice and peas and coconut cole slaw instantly won my heart. What could possibly top off all this indulgence? The answer is a day lounging in one of their new, private beach cabanas. For an extra charge you can rent of these cabanas private butler service, sofa, fridge and just
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Last fall, I participated in a sterling six week seminar on “Union, Race, and Nation: Creating the Federal Republic, 1776-1801,” organized by the Institute for Constitutional History at the New York Historical Society, where I joyfully reverted from being professor to student. The seminar was led by Harvard Law Professor/Pulitzer Prize (History) winner Annette Gordon-Reed, author of The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton, 2009) and Professor Peter Onuf, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia, one of the editors of The Revolution of 1800: Democracy, Race, and the New Republic (University of Virginia Press, 2002) (Onuf ’s co-editors were James Horn and Jan Ellen Lewis). There was, of course, focus upon Thomas Jefferson. Thus, when I went on a recent road trip in Virginia, I pointedly visited Poplar Forest, Jefferson’s “villa retreat” home. Completed in 1809 (when Jefferson was 66), it was a place where Jefferson went for the next 14 years, spending weeks or
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By Demetra M. Pappas months at a time, reading (he reputedly had over 1,000 books in the library, in any of the six languages he knew), visiting with family members or neighbors and pursuing other interests. After Jefferson’s death, the house was sold and fell into disrepair, from which it had to be rescued in the 1980s, by a that it was previously designated by the Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. This work-in-progress restoration is open to visitors, who are invited to share in Jefferson’s original architectural genius (creating a bed from which each side enters a different room of the relatively small house) to the process of reclaiming the building and its details (such turn” and walk). Intriguingly, as the house and landscape are restored, docents provide detailed information about the original home (and Jefferson’s architectural vision) and the restoration effort. These are shown
even in the initial approach to Poplar Forest, as the preservation and restoration includes fences and roads, which provide for a literal historical trip back through time (as visitors approach) and a gentle return to modern times and amenities (as visitors depart) Poplar Forest and re-enter the present in surrounding Bedford County, Virginia. Bedford’s Millstone Tea Room, an upscale casual chic American Southern and French (such as fettuccini with locally sourced game) in an antique farmhouse” on picturesque Route 122. Post-touring modern amenities (my favorites were laundry machines and microwave popcorn to enjoy with cable), are replete at the Residence Inn Marriott in Roanoke (including errand and grocery lists For more information, check out: www.poplarforest.org, www.marriott.com/hotels/ hotel-deals/roari-residence-innroanoke-airport/, www.millstonetearoom.com
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Not that many years ago, but in what seems like several lifetimes past, the great vacation escape was either to the Catskills or Poconos with some of the most famous retreats waiting with open arms. Today most are gone and little remains but fond memories of Grosinger’s, the Nevele in the Catskills borscht belt and Caesar’s and Mt. Airy in the Poconos honeymoon belt. Today Caesar’s is gone, so is Grosinger’s, the Nevele is closed, fenced in and overgrown with weeds. But in their places have arisen modern new resorts with amenities the old hotels could not have imagined in their wildest dreams. Some have been forward looking enough to weather the precipitous drop in visitors and come out stronger; Woodloch Resort and Mt. Airy in Pennsylvania and Villa Roma in New York are examples. Others are new to the leisure scene making a huge footprint such as the Connecticut Indian casino resorts Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. Most of the great weekend opportunities for rest, relaxation and lots of fun are within two hours of Manhattan making it an easy drive for those with cars and an inexpensive trip
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for those who do not.
what they’ve come for.
The former Woodloch Pines has streamlined its name to simply “Woodloch.” Located in Hawley, PA, it has come from a small, family oriented rustic resort to a big family oriented resort without losing any of its charm or attentiveness to its guests. Named by Fodor’s Guides as one of the Top 10 Resorts in the Northeast, Woodloch has become an allseason destination.
The run from the George Washington bridge is just under two hours and a straight tip on Interstate 80. The resort is just minutes from the highway and also within minutes of the Crossings Outlet Center. The only caveat
Woodloch has been a family owned and operated resort since 1958 with the children and grandchildren of the owners carrying on a tradition of excellence and warmth. It has become an ideal destination for family vacations as well as corporate meetings and retreats and weddings.
double travel time. Dining options at Mt. Airy are varied and include Red Steakhouse, LaSorelle and Betty’s Diner and Café, named for the resort’s owner. Mt. Airy is one of the few casinos’ that welcomes the small time gambler who is out more for fun than trying to make the mortgage at the slots. Accommodations are from the moment they enter the property.
Sticking with Pennsylvania, Mt. Airy Casino Resort began life as a honeymoon destination. Today it still welcomes honeymooners but has grown into a major casino and resort with an adjacent golf course. Here too the founding family still
Pocono Downs Racetrack partnered with Mohegan Sun of Connecticut to open
the daily operations guaranteeing guests get
only slots were permitted in Pennsylvania but several years ago the state gave the Ok for table games as well and the gambling industry in the Keystone State exploded. Today there are more than 80 table games,
2,300 slots, more than 10 restaurants and food outlets, and 55,000 square feet of gaming space. There is a wide variety of hotel accommodations within minutes of the casino and racetrack. poconodowns.com Another of Fodor’s Top Ten resorts is Callicoon, New York’s Villa Roma. The hotel sits seconds off the main road in the center of a valley. The two-lane road leading to the resort guarantees that no one can arrive unannounced. The hotel started as a small resort catering primarily to Brooklyn’s Italian community. Its popularity grew in leaps and bounds until it counted guests from all ethnic groups and all walks of life. It had expanded accommodations and
and upgraded then suffered a
the property. It has since been rebuilt and totally modernized without losing any of the panache of the small resort it started out as. with recreation that includes a waterslide,
an in-house Starbucks and an indoor sports complex. villaroma.com Connecticut boasts two Indian run casino resorts, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, sister to Pocono Downs. Foxwoods boasts the largest resort casino in North America with a wide variety of gaming in six casino areas. It has been awarded an AAA Four-Diamond rating for its hotel, restaurants and spas. There are exclusive retailers and a state-of-the-art theater providing top names in entertainment. The resort is owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. Indian casinos and the Southwest on tribal reserves. They soon migrated north. While the casino, as with any gambling venture, is one of the main focal points, the resort is near historic sites and is welcoming to families. The caution here is that the kids should not be on their own while mom and dad play the tables and slots all day and night. But, that shouldn’t be a worry as there is plenty to do for the whole family.
The movies got it all wrong when they because the tribe is still alive and well and running one of the highest grossing gambling operations in the United States. rapidly become on the most popular casino destinations, especially in the Northeast. Aside from the usual amenities, the resort is host to Kids Quest/Cyber Quest, a family oriented entertainment facility. There is a state-of-the-art poker room and three major entertainment venues with seating entertainers are a staple at Mohegan Sun. For the sports minded (other than gambling) the resort has its own women’s basketball team, the WNBA Connecticut Sun. There is also an indoor planetarium dome. One of the sights to behold is the glowing crystal mountain made of imported Wombi Rock that glows. There is much to do and see at Mohegan Sun and we are sure you won’t be disappointed. mohegansun.com
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KENNEBUNKPORT Once just a quaint fishing village, Kennebunkport, Maine, is quickly becoming a vacation
destination for travelers seeking an easy-to-reach location, fine dining, countless activities and luxurious—yet affordable—accommodations. A simple four-hour drive from New York, Kennebunkport is an ideal weekend escape for those looking for a quick getaway. We pick some of our favorite spots in this beautiful jewel of the southern Maine coast. NATURAL LUXURY If you truly want to experience the beauty of Maine, but with all the comforts of a luxury hotel, it doesn’t get any better than Hidden Pond. Tucked away on 60 acres of birch and sweet fern forest, Hidden Pond has been referred to as “the Ritz Carlton of summer camps.”
addition, a daily breakfast basket will be delivered right to your door.
At Hidden Pond, the hardest part of each day may be deciding what to do next. Wander meandering nature trails, or take a beach cruiser bike and explore Kennebunkport’s winding back roads. Go paddleboarding, learn how to build a bird house, Prominently perched on the Atlantic Ocean or take a yoga class surrounded by nature at All of Hidden Pond’s beautifully appointed on Maine’s picturesque the Farm. Or for a true indulgence, book guest cottagessouthern feature flatcoast, screenthe TVs, air seaside village of Kennebunkport boasts & Resort, a grand summer estate in nearby an appointment at the Tree Spa, nestled conditioning, wireless internet, screened pristine beaches, diverse accommodations, into the trees above the lush forest floor. outdoor showers,that Frette and varied and limitlessporches, activities in rain a setting options for travelers. Included linens, fireplaces, and iPod docking is at once stylish and traditional. The If the beach is more your speed, head to stations. Two-bedroom also inabundant natural beauty of cottages its four Hidden Pond’s sister property, The Tides clude full kitchensKennebunkport which can be stocked distinct seasons makes Beach Club, where “Beach Tenders” will be favorites prior to arrival. In a versatile with andyourdesirable year-round destination, with high season occurring in July and August. Kennebunkport is
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of activities for shoppers, foodies, art lovers, beach goers and adventurers. Historically has been a seaside tourist destination for well over a century. Period architecture recalls this bygone era, with historic homes, sure have a plush chair coastline, to you shoulder withtowel, thecomfy rocky connected by nature trails that meander and cooler packed with chilled water. through conservation land salt marshes. They’ll even bring you lunch onand the beach. Hidden Pond also features several onsite dining options, including Earth, a collaboaboard a lobster boat to watch the locals ration with Boston chef and James Beard haul their traps, or simply relax and soak up Award-winner Ken Oringer. Earth offers farm-fresh grownway on Hidden their owningredients idea of “the life should be,” Pond’s own organic farm, along and Kennebunkport trulywith haslocal something meats, seafood, and cheeses—all for everyone. Whether for a overlookday trip, weeklong vacation, or bonfires. destination wedding, ing the pond and nightly Kennebunkport and the Kennebunkport
a collection of resort properties unique in design, style and architecture. All share a common intuitive understanding of exceptional guest service, unmatched attention to detail and sophisticated style as well as a strong desire to create joy, fun and entertainment. With diverse luxury properties – Hidden
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A Culinary Journey through Talbot County Talbot Restaurant Week – Seven Days of Culinary Creativity
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culinary journey. Talbot County, renowned for its culinary landscape and
or those who know and love Talbot County - it’s that time of the year again when the award-winning Talbot Restaurant Week takes center stage. Here, you will meet some of the most talented chefs in the Mid-Atlantic Region, dine in unique and upscale restaurants and experience true culinary adventure. Set for March 17 -23, Talbot Restaurant Week is perfectly concurrent with many of the County restaurants prominently distinguished in the recent edition of Zagat – Washington, DC/Baltimore Restaurants. of Tourism will host its kickoff event, “Celebrate Talbot – Sample, Sip & Savor!” at The Oaks Waterfront Inn graciously set against a backdrop of a quiet cove and surrounded by ten acres of grounds and enchanting waterfront. More than 20 restaurants will participate in a tasting of Talbot, with restaurateurs and chefs pleasing the palates of 300 discerning guests. Starting March 18 through March 23, visitors can experience an unparallel
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supply impeccable ingredients, is home to remarkably talented chefs. Many chefs bring world-class culinary experiences to their restaurant and magically marry fresh ingredients, global expression, and passion for their personal touch. Participating chefs offer two-course lunches priced at $20.13 (not including, tax, tip, or beverages) and three-course dinners priced at $35.13 not including tax, tip, and beverages.
Calling All Foodies: “there is no love sincerer than the love of food” - George Bernard Shaw Promptly at 8 pm on March 23, “Talbot’s Great Gatsby Ball” opens at Kirkland Manor, located between St. Michaels and Easton, Maryland on the Miles River. A Georgian architectural grandeur surrounded by a splendor of privacy, sweeping landscapes and waterscapes, Kirkland manor portrays reminiscent of the “Great Gatsby” Era.
Nightlife, a high energy band brings great music to life with their choreographed front line including two female and two male vocalists and band members boasting keyboard, guitars and saxophone. Ticket price is $125 per person ($75 is tax DePaul, the Neighborhood Service Center and St. Michaels Community Center to help feed the hungry in Talbot County. Cost includes a three-course dinner (not including tax, tip, or beverages) at one of the Ball’s participating restaurants, admission to the ball plus a Champagne Toast, dessert and two complimentary beverages. Talbot County, Maryland invites visitors to experience the perfect balance of rural simplicity and urban refinement. With the timeless beauty of the Chesapeake Bay as their backdrop, the county’s sophisticated small towns, charming country byways, and wide array of activities offer something for everyone who appreciates the opportunity to relax, reflect, and renew. The Talbot County Office of Tourism offers comprehensive information and trip planning services at its Easton, Maryland office:1-410-770-8000 and on its website: tourtalbot.org
LEHIGH VALLEY When searching for a destination that has it all – headline live music, exquisite food, oneof-a-kind art exhibits, table games, renown comedy acts, breathtaking wine tours, wonderful family activities – does Lehigh Valley, Pa., the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton come to mind? Well, it should.
rides at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, including the Stinger. You’ll scream your face off as you are taken up a 138-foot lift hill and then released to soar at speeds reaching 55 mph through three inversions – both forward and backward. And for the little ones make sure to visit
see “Big Blue” - the world’s largest crayon. Plus, there are more than a dozen handson activities to keep the entire family busy. Any trip wouldn’t be complete without visiting scenic Coca-Cola Park to cheer on the
Home to the Sands® Casino Resort Bethlehem, this state-ofthe-art property features slots, live table games, a luxurious hotel, premium outlet shopping, an event center featuring headliners of all sorts, plus eight restaurants, three by chef Emeril Lagasse, and numerous fun lounges full of nightlife.
Phillies. Ranked highest in attendance out of all minor league baseball teams during the past two seasons, they reside in one of the most well designed minor league parks in the country. During the regular season, tickets are available for under $10 and delicious food varieties are available at various locations within the stadium.
About a mile from the Sands®, 65,000 square-foot performing arts and cultural center hosts more than 200 performances a year. Built on the former site of Bethlehem Steel, this venue is not to be missed.
Planet Snoopy — a theme park within Dorney Park along with Dinosaurs Alive! Let your kids get creative at the Crayola
If you are looking to relax, recharge, or renew, discover Lehigh Valley, Pa. Conveniently located just 90 minutes west of NYC you can spend less time in the car and more time discovering all that Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton offers. So what are you waiting for?
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Fresh into the New Year, 2013 has greeted New Yorkers with brutally cold weather and an equally painful apartment rental climate. While the rest of the country works its way through a gradual, steadily improving economy, here in Manhattan we tend to exhibit more extreme reactions. The rental market peaked in late 2007, long after the rest of the nation›s housing markets were showing signs of weakness. Afterwards, the financial crisis hit New York City hard, sharply dropping rents and also catalyzing entirely new paradigm shifts in the local real estate market. Landlords large and small offered incentives from free rent to paid broker fees. Renters took the upper hand when negotiating lease renewals, given the credible threat of moving out for better deals.
The real estate broker community saw the biggest shakeup as the economy strained longstanding relationships between landlords, brokers, and agents. Many landlords, desperate to fill rising vacancies, launched their own internal leasing teams and marketing campaigns. Individual real estate agents, faced with declining volumes and lower commission levels, demanded more assistance from their sponsoring brokerage firms. The most disgruntled agents simply left their firms to partake in the largest of all revolutionary movements: the rise of the 100% commission firms. While a few high-commission firms had been around before the crisis, the game-changing critical mass of agents migrated in 2009 and 2010, thriving in a perfect storm of adverse conditions for traditional brokerage structures.
What will 2013 bring? As the crisis and recovery continue, here at RentHop, we sit at the frontlines of many exciting developments. Today we are happy to present RentHop’s 2013 predictions, specific to the New York real estate market.
More of Manhattan’s rental supply will come from individual owners of condos and co-ops. The record low interest rates and federal tax credit pushed many people into purchasing apartments in the past several years. Many of these individual real estate investors will likely convert their units into rentals,
With the sense of a citywide housing recover around the corner, apartment owners who need to move out may decide subletting for a few years will eventually net a far better sales price.
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Co-op boards will relax their sublet policies to increase operating revenues and resale value
Rental supply will consist of exclusives and fewer open listings
Becoming a landlord was once an option only given to condo owners, but more and more co-op boards are relaxing
New York Cityâ€™s rental market has more brokered open listings than any other city
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New Yorker By Hillary Latos
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n January 12, 2013 our own Brooklyn resident and Miss New York, Mallory Hagan was crowned Miss America. Originally from Alabama, this incredibly driven 23 year old had childhood dreams of being Miss America and made the move to the Big Apple to of beauty and advertising. Resident had a chance to chat with the gorgeous and talented Hagan to see what she loves most about living as a New Yorker and to take a glimpse into her whirlwind tour as Miss America 2013. How has living in New York prepared you for your duties as Miss America? Everyone knows that New York has such diverse cultures and communities and there’s so many different types of people here; I think that’s what’s really prepared me to be Miss America. I’ll be travelling all over the country and meet all different types of people, but I’ll also be travelling internationally as well. I’ll be in Canada and in Europe, just being a New Yorker will make it so much easier because I’ve already been exposed to it. Who was running?
I grew up in Alabama and I saw Heather Whitestone be crowned, Miss America disability, she had hearing loss in one ear and I remembered thinking if she can be crowned with a disability then I can be crowned. It was that beacon of hope as a kid and that person who was your idol in the organization. Then I saw another Miss Alabama be crowned Miss America in my of inspirational people in my life. What are some of your favorite places in NYC? I love, love, love the Highline, I love to spend my summers there relaxing and also I spend a lot of time in Prospect Park which is my neighborhood. Of course I love food, Burger & Barrel is one of my favorite restaurants, the chef has won NYC’s Burger bash three years in a row, its really great. I love going to the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Natural History. There’s so much to do you can literally do something different here everyday forever! How did you decide on your cause to champion? Stop It Now! Child Sexual Abuse is actually
my personal platform and it’s something that has affected many of the women in my family and I felt that since I have this box to stand on I should try to create some education and awareness around it and I think that I’m proof that prevention is possible. As a child it was a priority for people to make sure that I understood that my body is my body and I have the right to say no to anything. I think if we empower kids with that message I think they will be able to resist possible abuse in the future as well. As Miss America I’m an ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network so we work nationwide for CMN national hospitals and as an organization we’ve raised over $6 million for CMN and visit all of their hospitals. I’m also going to Washington DC to meet with Arnie Duncan for STEM to promote education with the Miss America Organization. What is your beauty regime? Artistry has been such a great sponsor to the Miss America Organization and awhile ago they gave us their balancing system in a travel pack. This is great for my daily routine. I also use their crème luxe eye cream it has caffeine in it so for early mornings it really helps to brighten my eyes and make me appear more awake and
up to 15 years younger. Its preventative for me, many women in my family have I love their light up lip gloss, it’s such a conversation starter as much as it is great for your face and look. It’s great to be at a party and whip it out. Artistry has great products and their new spring collection is beautiful and beautifully packaged. What are your New Year’s resolutions? I have to be really honest, I try not to make New Year’s resolutions because I think that resolutions are just an excuse to prolong something you should’ve done a long time ago. My resolution is to not to have a resolution. What are your plans after your role as Miss America? My goal is to use my $50,000 Amway scholarship to continue my education at the Fashion Institute. Ironically enough I’d like to study Advertising, Marketing and Communications with an emphasis in cosmetics and fragrance marketing. This is a great yearlong internship with Artistry and I really hope that it’s something I can
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While New York winters may seem endless, the light at the end of the tunnel comes in bright colors and pale pastels, contrasting graphics, and delicate sheer details, all in the form of Spring Fashion. With New York presenting the first ready to wear collections, this is where trends are born setting the stage for what we will see from the runways to the streets as the first deliveries of Spring fashion will begin hitting the stores this February.
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Taking on an Asian theme, Monique Lhullierâ€™s dream like collection seemed inspired by the dreamy water illustrations of famed Japanes artist Masami Teraoki in an ocean palette of turquoise and navy. She wove this theme throughout her constructed silhouettes that featured decidedly feminine accents like a pencil skirt or skinny chiffon gowns.
Resurrecting the glamour and lifestyle of Old Hollywood, each season Badgley Mischka are inspired by a cinematic masterpiece of that bygone era. This season was from the 1935 version of A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream. Mixing their contemporary collection Mark & James along with their couture namesake brand, their collection played to their usual themes of romance, drama, and glamour using a warm palette of blush and golden toned hues mixed with neutral pastels like seafoam and cream.
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Nanette Lepore is known for her bold color palette and composition of varying prints to comprise uniquely feminine frocks and separates. This season she was inspired by the patterns from porcelain from the Charlottenberg Palace in Berlin that mixed in a sorbet pastel palette, was a central theme throughout the collection and accented by gingham and paired with handwoven accessories.
Taking cues from strong willed women warriors with harness adornments and gladiator platforms, Herve Leger has been taking the bandage dress to a new dimension. Inspired by the patterns and asymmetry from quiltmaking, Lubov Azria’s used tonal geometric patterns, appliques, and intricate woven macramé to add texture and color to the traditional body con silhouettes. Other details that play on balance and form such as angular and architectural cutouts, color bottom of these short and sexy dresses added a fresh from the pure bandage themes.
Downtown favorite Rebecca Minkoff knows what today’s ‘it’ girl wants. Setting the stage for her energetic show, the indie band Tennis played with DJ Cassidy to keep the upbeat mood for a collection inspired by the jet set social set and boho chic spirit from the late 60s and early 70s, she mixed slices of to create breezy separates and silhouettes like short suit sets, embroidered embellished jeans, updated morning.
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I am an in love with Adolfo Sanchez. His designs are so modern and chic, great pricepoints, and he really understands the modern woman. I say run don’t walk and go to Adolfo’s website at adolfosanchezdesigns.com and see the rest of his spring collection. Adolfo’s clothes are also available in upscale boutiques across the country. Get ready for the March issue as I will have all the latest news on New York fashion week and show you how to wear all the trends.
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All That’s Golden Doesn’t Necessarily Glitter By Barry Bassis What is it with the Golden plays on Broadway? Is Glenn Beck picking the shows this season? First there was “Golden Child” and then “Golden Boy” and “Golden Age.” I missed the first but saw the other two on successive nights. My verdict is one-up, one-down. Terrence McNally has previously demonstrated his flair for playwriting and his fascination with opera, with a specific focus on Maria Callas. She was the protagonist of “Master Class” and the title of “Lisbon Traviata” refers to a character’s obtaining of a rare live recording of a performance the diva gave in Portugal. Callas doesn’t appear in “Golden Age” and she is not mentioned since it takes place a century before she was born. However, her voice is heard in the background along with tenor Giuseppe di Stefano on a recording and that’s the problem. I don’t like people talking during an opera performance, especially when the dialogue is not that interesting. “Golden Age” at the Manhattan Theatre Club takes place backstage at the opening night performance of “I Puritani” by Vincenzo Bellini in Paris during 1835. The lead singers--soprano Giulia Grisi (Dierdre Friel), baritone Antonio Tamburini (Lorenzo Pisoni), tenor Giovanni Battista Rubini (Eddie Kaye Thomas), and bass Luigi Lablache (Ethan Phillips), who all became known as the Puritani Quartet because of their roles in this opera, are afraid their rivals will turn up in the audience. In fact, in the case of Battista, he is in love
with Grisi and he fears that she is in love with another famous tenor. The nervous Bellini (Lee Pace) appears with his patron/ lover Francesco Florimo (Will Rogers) and worries about the opinions of fellow Italian composers Rossini (George Morfogen) and Donizetti. He takes snipes at them (outside their hearing) but also expresses some admiration of their works (for example, the latter’s aria “Una Furtiva Lagrima,” which he attempts to sing). During the course of the opera, there are two backstage marriage proposals, some low comedy and various shouting matches. Is it likely that opera singers abuse their voices in this fashion moments before they set foot onstage or that a stage manager would not tell them all to pipe down or step outside? Legendary diva Maria Malibran (Bebe Neuwirth) trades insults with Grisi. McNally attempts to turn Malibran (who died at age 28) into Callas by having her express fears about her fading vocal powers and perhaps turn Bellini into Callas’ Violetta by having him cough as a precursor to his untimely demise (caused in reality from an intestinal ailment). The actors, directed by Walter Bobbie, do their sometimes considerable best (especially Pace and Neuwirth), but the play is not one of McNally’s better efforts.
and dramatic scenes are still effective. Standouts in the large cast are Tony Shalhoub as the protagonist’s sensitive Italian immigrant father (who wants his son to be a musician), Seth Numrich as the title character, Danny Burstein as Joe’s coach, Danny Mastrogiorgio as Tom Moody (Joe’s manager) and Yvonne Strahovksi as the streetwise Lorna Moon (who lives with
Clifford Odets’ “Golden Boy” is being revived at the Belasco Theater where it directed by Bartlet Sher and played by a Depression, is about the conflict between art and financial success, personified by Joe Bonaparte, the 21-year-old son of Italian immigrants, who loves playing the violin but decides to pursue fame and fortune as a prizefighter. Odets himself was torn between being a leftist playwright and a Hollywood screenwriter. The plot may be dated, but Odets’ colorful language
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The Sixties are Back in Jazz and Folk Music By Barry Bassis Recent CD reissues highlight the fact that vast amounts of first-class music by American musicians lie in vaults around the world, some never before made available in this country.
“Big Bandbands Live: Duke Ellington Orchestra” (on SWR) is a recording of a previously unreleased 1967 Stuttgart concert. This edition of the band had some musicians (such as alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges, trumpeter Cootie Williams and baritone saxophonist Harry Carney) who had been with the Duke on and off since the 1920’s and Lawrence Brown (from the 1930’s). Ellington wrote specifically with his musicians in mind. The importance of this album is that, after the brief opening-the band’s theme “Take the A-Train” by Ellington’s long-time collaborator Billy Strayhorn--the rest of the concert was comprised of lesser known but worthy pieces by Ellington and Strayhorn plus Raymond Fol’s “Salome.” After each number, Duke repeated the name of the soloist, as the audience applauded. There are noteworthy turns by Williams on “Tutti for Cootie” and “The Shepherd,” Cat Anderson on “Salome,” drummer Rufus Jones on “Fixx,” Carney on “A Chromatic Love Affair,” the lyrical Johnny Hodges on “Freakish Lights” and Paul Gonsalves on “Knob Hill.”
The “Legends Live: Dizzy Gillespie Quintet” on SWR was recorded in Stuttgart and Frankfurt in 1961. Dizzy was a pioneer of bebop and the incorporation of Afro-Cuban rhythms into jazz. He began the concert with a tip of the hat to Ellington with a 16-minute rendition of Duke’s 1928 composition, “The Mooche.” Gillespie didn’t try to reproduce the style of the original with its clarinet and muted trumpet. Rather, he and his group performed it in a modernist style. The pianist was Lalo Shifrin (who subsequently composed the theme from “Mission Impossible”). The underappreciated Leo Wright played alto sax and flute, Bob Cunningham was on bass and Mel Lewis was the drummer. The audience got to hear Dizzy’s funny scatting, as well as his Latin-tinged “Con Alma” and a high-flying rendition of “I Can’t Get Started.”
Peter, Paul and Mary were the most popular and influential folk group of the 1960’s. They were politically committed, initially to the cause of integration—they performed at the 1963 March on Washington—and then the anti-war movement. “Live in Japan, 1967” (on Rhino) was recorded in Tokyo and Kyoto. The group matched superb musicianship with an ear for important songwriters. Their recordings introduced to a generation such talents as Bob Dylan, Laura Nyro, John Denver and Fred Neil. Pieces by all of them are performed on this set along with their hits, “Puff the Magic Dragon” and “Lemon Tree” as well as tributes to their predecessors Woody Guthrie and the Weavers. Peter Yarrow has said that he believes that this is the best live recording the group made.
Those who know Paul Winter only from his Consort and Winter Solstice concerts will be surprised that he started as a straightahead jazzman, with a short-lived group in the early 1960’s. They may also be surprised at how swinging his bands were during that period. The new double-CD set, “Count Me In” includes a recording made in 1962 at the Kennedy White House; in fact, this was the first jazz group to perform there. The music was eclectic, ranging from Bach and Brazilian sounds to cool jazz and a piece by Lalo Schifrin from his “Suite Gillespiana.” The second disc ends with arrangements of folk pieces and a soulful version of “We Shall Overcome.” The sextet disbanded but its members (including Chuck Israels, Ben Riley, Cecil McBee, and Jeremy Steig) went on to important work in other groups.
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This is a musical that features parodies of some of Broadway’s most famous names, including Bernadette Peters, Matthew Broderick and Catherine Zeta Jones to name a few. Alessandri and his cast have been changing the show ever since its birth in 1982 to keep up with the names and ensure that they target all of Broadway’s contemporary stars. A light-hearted to see Alessandri’s musical, including the aforementioned stars that are willing to laugh at themselves. Speaking with Alessandri was a blast and musicals, from dramatic ones like Once to family-oriented ones like Newsies and also some of the old favorites like “Anyhting Goes” and “A Little Night Music.” The idea for this unique musical came about thirty years ago now and was made for Alessandri and his friends to showcase their talents, which they did with great success.
The show quickly became too in-demand for Palsson’s Supper Club (now the Triad Theatre) and moved to Theatre East. Since then, the musical has received international acclaim, having been showcased in four continents; the most notable foreign venue of which is London’s Menier Chocolate Factory. The show is currently nominated for nine Ovation awards in Los Angeles to go with its Special Tony® Award as well as Drama Critics’ Circle, Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Lucille Lortel Awards. The cast is small but talented, with Natalie Charlé Ellis, Scott Richard Foster, Jenny Lee Stern and Marcus Stevens, and with David Caldwell on Piano. In the past, this musical has been a platform for actors to elevate the careers; previous casts have included the likes of Jason Alexander, Chloe Webb, Barbara Walsh, Brian Batt, Dee Hoty and Daniel Reichard. Alessandri agrees on the quality of the actors, “The actors are so versatile, we had so many different ways we could showcase the music because the cast is very storng.” The show is for Broadway, about Broadway, and, in many ways, is Broadway. The September and it has now been extended to go on through the end of April; so be sure not to miss out on the show that compelled the New York Times to describe it as a
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FLAtiron’s Feel-Good By Christopher A. Pape In Manhattan’s Flatiron Hotel, Toshi’s Living Room and Penthouse is in one of the hottest spots of the appropriately named Flatiron District. The owner, Robert ‘Toshi’ Chan, studied at Columbia University while taking a mixology class on the side. He quickly developed a passion for events and creating fun atmospheres for guests. After several years working on Wall Street, he tried his hand at real estate, which is when he began throwing his iconic ‘Toshi Parties’ at his properties. personality as he was. Toshi’s Living Room and Penthouse is a large space, with areas for lounging and colors in the furniture; there are some bold layouts but it all works well to provide a comforting yet energetic vibe that the bar thrives off. The outdoor area is relaxing and vibrant in equal measure and has a close view of the Empire State building, which is particularly impressive at night. What makes Toshi’s creation so unique is its complete disregard for advertisement. They do not believe in creating hype or painting and sort of picture of themselves; the idea is that you go without any prejudice and experience what they have to offer. If you hear about them, it will be through a friend (or, of course, Resident magazine). As they put it, they believe in ‘no BS’, just a genuine good time. The live bands are carefully selected. They do not tend to settle for simple groups that jump from bar to bar, they seek more ambitious musicians who have their hearts set on the bright lights. What they want to do is to provide a stage for these potential stars to go on to bigger and better things. The result is that Toshi often lands the best bands around. Their mantra is based on the desire to enjoy life and ‘wanting to live forever.’ Toshi captures the essence of Manhattan’s nightlife and gives it a touch of home comfort to make it one of the most noteworthy of the New York bar scene’s recent
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talian restaurants in Brooklyn are as ubiquitous as knockoff Pradas in Chinatown. Marco Polo Ristorante in Carroll Gardens is the real deal. After emigrating from Italy 35 years ago, Joe Chirico opened Marco Polo Ristorante which has since remained a staple of Brooklyn. In mid-2012 Joe passed the reigns on to his very capable son Marco the 24 year old graduate of Johnson & Wales culinary school. Marco has brought a fresh perspective to the venerated restaurant’s physical space as well as updating and modernizing the menu. Marco has managed to take the best of the past and combine it
While Marco Polo has always been a great place for a family celebration or a quick drink at the bar across from the cozy
skylight. The old world charm and hospitality that is synonymous with Italian cooking is very much front and center at Marco Polo. Joe makes it a point to visit each table to chat while the wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive.
table side in a large half- hollowed out parmesan wheel. Artichokes always one of my favorites; I now have a great new way to enjoy artichokes…. fried in olive oil with a sprinkling of seasoning they make a crispy yet hardy side dish. The Rack of
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and the lamb was cooked perfectly pink and delicious. The other highlight of the meal was the classic grilled Branzini! It was
that will perfectly complement your entrée. Marco provided an amazing interpretation of some Italian staples. Rather than bread and olive oil and update is presented with an option of garlic hummus. The Oysters Rockefeller were served with mozzarella cheese and spinach a departure from the traditional recipe they were delicious if not a little heavy on the cheese for a starter. One highlight of the meal was the tableside preparation of the fettuccine Al Vin Russo; freshly made red wineinfused fettuccine tossed
on the inside prepared with Italian herbs and olive oil. Before you bid ciao for the night be sure to taste the delightfully light and airy Tiramisuas well as the authentic choice to be tried is the chocolate lava cake. A lovely surprise ending to the meal was Chef Marco’s interpretation of Limón cello substituting sweet oranges for the
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Restaurant Roundup Hillary Latos Though the name is misleading Hotel Chantelle doesn’t actually have any rooms to let, it is takes its name from a 1940s World War French Safe House. Recreating the look and feel of 1940s Paris or an underground speakeasy in NYC, it has of yesteryear with dark red leather banquettes, on the main level bar and hallways. Drink specialties center around old school gentlemen’s classics such as the side car, manhattan, or whiskey sour but with a modern additions like muddled cucumber and basil or fresh fruit juice infusions. The true gem is the rooftop restaurant where you can dine under the moonlight with their glass enclosed roof. Romantic and nostalgic in décor, with wrought iron benches and chairs,
Highlights from the menu are the grilled octopus lobster tagliatelle with morel cream sauce and the delectable pan seared scallops with chanterelle mushrooms and sunchoke puree. The best part is that after dinner you can avoid the winter chill and end the night in their basement underground club,
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As most of the Western world has heard of the infamous 15 star Michelin chef Gordon Ramsay, Maze is the only Ramsay outpost in NYC for fans to experience all the hype of the famous London eatery sithuated in the oh so British London Hotel. To truly experience Ramsay’s culinary talents, book a table at his eponymous Michelin starred restaurant, Gordon Ramsay, within the inner sanctums of Maze or at the 8 person Chef ’s Table within the multimillion dollar kitchen. While Gordon is away, the Chef de Cuisine, Markus Glocker, oversees all of the London Hotel’s dining taking his technical skills he learned as a classically trained musician to create a compositional style in the kitchen that uses precise techniques to layer in that serves the same Michelin inspired French and British dishes throughout the day including high tea. Perfect for a business dinner, pre theatre, or a night on the town, diners can choose from the menu or seasonal a la carte items. Some of the best dishes that were only available on the a la carte menu were the sautéed sea scallops and the succulent Berkshire pork chop. Though it’s a bit as Maze and Gordon Ramsay certainly live up to the hype of a celebrity chef outpost.
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Zengo is Richard Sandoval’s latest concept restaurant that brings new meaning to “Latin- Asian fusion.” With a menu that changes every three months, his secret to keeping the menu fresh is to pair a particular Latin and Asian country’s local cuisine from drinks to main courses to culminate into latest pairing hails from Argentina and the Philippines which is only available until the end of March. Standouts from the menu are the spicy thai basil infused guacamole topped with jumbo crab meat, followed by the decadent surf & turf wagyu beef and lobster roll and the chipotle miso black cod which is a sweet and spicy take on the classic Asian dish. Other favorites are the steak that combine indigenous yet transcontinental spices and rubs that offer else. Be sure to leave room for their deconstructed desserts that are modern interpretations of classic fare like key lime muddled elixirs such as the coconut cider martini or a spicy cucumber and Serrano chili martini to complete the experience. To to the next level, Sandoval has also sourced some of the rarest and exquisite sakes and tequilas in the world that are showcased in the sake and shoju lounge on the mezzanine level and in the downstairs tequila library lounge housing over 400 agave spirits. With Mojito Mondays and a popular happy hour in the sake lounge, this vibrant multi level hotspot is a preferred destination with the after work crowd.
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In 2003, Jay Z wanted to create the ultimate luxury sports bar that had the subtle touches of a velvet roped bottle service club replete with plush banquettes, a state of the art sound system and large screen tvs, and of course luxuriously appointed private rooms and athletes. Thus 40/40 was born, which is named after one of baseball’s greatest achievements of attaining 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in a season. This feat can only be claimed by 4 players in the history of baseball. If a club can reach its 10th birthday, naturally a multi million dollar overhaul was due and in 2011 he enlisted the champagne tastes of a hip hop mogul such as a grand new entrance, Armand de Brignac champagne tower, amber resin bar revamped menu. With giant LED screens adorning the walls seen from any vantage point in the lounge it’s the perfect place to catch the Superbowl or any big game day, in the main bar or in the privacy of your own private lair and the only thing that will get you closer to the game is perhaps a 3D TV.
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give one of the more appealing spots in Midtown Manhattan. It is therefore due some attention from here at Resident. At Pescatore, they believe in all the same quality and service as the ‘moneybags’ restaurants, as it were, but that it should also be available for more affordable prices. It is an admirable mantra; one that looks to match the experience of her more exclusive rivals while at the same time harboring a more universal welcome. This philosophy has made this restaurant one of the most homely in what is a relatively quiet stretch of east midtown. It is an intimate space, a cosy interior with traditional Italian design. It has a café style to it, in its relatively laid back and relaxing atmosphere; perfect for a romantic trip or even for just about any occasion. Its outdoor seating is ideal for the spring or summer or
They are not all about seafood however and they do serve traditional Italian dishes such as a succulent Ossobucco with Saffron Risotto or Rigatoni Alla Nonna (made exclusively with San Marzano tomatoes for a truly authentic taste), or one of many simple yet delicious experience.
As the more linguistic of you will have gathered from the name, this restaurant the best example of their speciality is the Pan Seared Striped Bass served with Linguine Pescatore for Two is served with lobster, scallops, calamari, shrimp, clams, and mussels and served in their trademark San Marzano tomato sauce.
New York is indisputably a promised land for restaurants; to evoke a cliché, if you can make it here you can make it anywhere. But it is also a graveyard for unsuccessful restaurants. New Yorkers simply would not tolerate poor service or below average meals. So for Pescatore to have not only survived, but thrived (forgive its success and it therefore fully deserves our Pescatore 955 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10022 212.752.7151 pescatorerestaurant.com
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It seems impossible to believe that she has time for anything else, but Hilary is also an active philanthropist. She is on the board of directors for the Max Cure Foundation, save children’s lives. Hilary’s own daughter Danielle was so inspired by her mom’s dedication to Max Cure, she started a junior committee for the organization, rallying the support of her friends at school to raise awareness for the cause. If Hilary’s face looks familiar, it might be because you saw her on the current season of ABC’s "Secret Millionaire." Hilary’s episode took her on a journey of worthwhile causes in Long Beach, CA, where she met a 9-year-old philanthropist named Jonas Corona. Jonas was working on a charity called Love in the Mirror, which brings necessities such as food and clothing to the homeless. On the show, Hilary not only cause but also helped him turn the effort
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Intimations on a TV Antenna By Ed Druckman I walk mainly because at my age running might induce a coronary. And as the years pile up like freshly sliced pastrami on a that sauntering is my speed of choice. It allows me to enjoy the views in much the same way I do the previously referenced sandwich, slowly, savoring each moment. It was on one recent saunter that I happened upon the “Lucky Brand” store at East 67th Street. It wasn’t the items in the window that caught my attention. With my body type, the words “fashion” and “jeans” are speaker” and “Barack Obama”. It was what was above the “Lucky Brand” store, a TV antenna. Why is it even still up there? Do some people still actually rely on an antenna for their TV signal? Or did the landlord decide to keep it up there because it was just cheaper? Let the weather take care of it, the same way Scrooge refused to remove Jacob Marley’s name from his sign? Whatever the answer, I found this relic of madeleine, or in my case more like a rugelach.
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I see my mother, so much younger than I am now, letting me stay up on a Friday night to watch “The Late Show”. For those under forty, that’s not the one with David Letterman. “The Late Show” showed movies after the CBS late news. Looking
of fact stride, like it will always be this way. It never dawns on you that one day you will have empathy for that technology because you’ll see it as an analogy for you. With one exception, unlike the technology, you will not stand.
the signals the antenna once received or still receives. I’m sitting in front of our Zenith console watching the lights in apartment windows of a building silhouette click on to the “The Syncopated Clock” for “The Late Show” opening, a weekend ahead, to a child as vast an expanse of time as Hugh Hefner’s denial of his self parody.
You may be asking if I took anything besides intimations of my own mortality from this lone antenna. (I hate to be a buzz kill, but it’s not just my mortality.) After a signal is broadcast over the air, it keeps traveling into space. Whether it will be seen or heard is incidental to the fact that it continues. I don’t know if after Ed Druckman has ended his broadcasting day he will. Doesn’t interest me. But perhaps by putting this out there, or here, the signal will continue. And the fact that I may never know to what
antennas in that building silhouette. Could I have ever imagined that antennas would be quaint symbol of technology, like the old bell ringers that people younger than I, which seems like more and more of the world, have on their cell phones? I couldn’t imagine that any more than I could imagine being 60. Or my mother being gone going on seven years now. At that age, even if new technology arrives, you don’t fear it. You also don’t marvel at it. You take it in matter
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