Haunted Fraunces Tavern

Fraunces Tavern, landmark building Fraunces Tavern is Manhattan’s oldest tavern.  Originally built as a house for a wealthy merchant in 1719, it has had several reincarnations, from home to boardinghouse to office of the U.S. back in our nation’s infancy (Department of Foreign Affairs, War and Treasury), and a few other things in between.  The […]

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How to get $30 front row seats to Wicked on Broadway

I saw Wicked on Broadway a couple of months ago and thought it was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen, and not because it is witchy.  The show was fun, well acted, the story was interesting (not a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz”) and the songs were catchy.  Wicked is the story of […]

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Merry Christmas from the Trip Witch in Rockefeller Center

Sunday I was in Manhattan to see ‘A Christmas Story’ on Broadway (so much fun, by the way) and braved the crowds to catch a glimpse of the 80 foot Norway Spruce, decorated with more than 30,000 lights, in Rockefeller Center.  Everyone should come to New York City during the holidays to experience the beauty, […]

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Meatballs and the Mob in Little Italy

Sometimes decisions about meatballs and Cosmos are made because someone makes you laugh.  It was like that on a recent summer evening in Little Italy.  With friends from out of town, we wandered down Mulberry Street in search of the perfect authentic Italian meal. Most of the restaurants have hawkers posted on the sidewalk to […]

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