Author Archives: W.D. Moore

Catch It: See’s Candies, Chocolate & Candy Gifts

I had another adventure in downtown Manhattan last week. I was walking on West 8th Street when I came upon See’s Candies. It is the kind of unexpected delight I adore, a chocolate castle of sweets. After long hours of … Continue reading

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Catch It: Coffeemania Restaurant

After weathering the Sixth Avenue traffic and a long meeting in Midtown’s Bryant Park neighborhood, I came upon Coffeemania (1065 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018). I thought I would chill out over a warm cup of coffee, … Continue reading

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Catch It: Gotham Scoop 2017

Sarah Grimaud is on a mission. And when you meet her, a young lady in her thirties, with a bright and sunny smile, one is not surprised to hear of her profession. “I am a personal trainer and I care … Continue reading

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Catch It: Max Brenner’s Hot Chocolate

Friday after Thanksgiving, friends and I went to The Rink at Bryant Park. Judy and Joey and their children, ages 10, 14 and 5. I did not skate, but instead strolled over to Max Brenner’s kiosk for some hot chocolate. … Continue reading

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Catch It: Firenze Ristorante

A few years ago, I dined with an old boyfriend at Firenze Ristorante on the Upper East Side of Manhattan (1594 2nd Avenue between 82nd and 83rd Streets, New York, NY 10028). And, last month, with a new friend, everything … Continue reading

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Catch It: Ninth Avenue Restaurants

It often happens that on the way to visit my friend Crystal and her daughter Jade in the Hell’s Kitchen, Midtown West and Theater District neighborhood, I stroll past the Ninth Avenue restaurants with my big brown eyes wide-opened.  I … Continue reading

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Catch It: Merchants NY

The aura of love. First it was her smile. Then his smile—and our smiles at them.  Several Sundays ago, friends and family members of the couple were celebrating at Merchants NY (112 7th Avenue, between 16 & 17th Street) in … Continue reading

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