Category Archives: Books

Catch It: Alice’s Tea Cup

From time to time after my walks in Central Park, I treat myself to a yummy oatmeal cookie at Alice’s Tea Cup (102 West 73rd St., New York, NY 10023). It is like being in your own secret garden in … Continue reading

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Catch It: Wear Sunscreen: A Primer for Real Life

Every time I pick up Wear Sunscreen: A Primer for Real Life by Mary Schmich, I have a smile on my face. Ms. Schmich’s lovely book is a treasure trove of wisdom and fun anecdotes for living in a hectic … Continue reading

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Catch It: The Grapes of Wrath

I remember reading The Grapes of Wrath in college. This week I started it again. John Steinbeck’s lyrical novel of the motion of the winds, the rain and the unsettling of the sun brought me close to Harvey…with the devastation … 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: Tribeca Treats

Three Sundays ago, I pulled out my favorite recipe book: The French Chef Cookbook by Julia Child. I had decided to bake a cake for an event at my home. I turned to page 96: Cake for Company and read, … Continue reading

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Catch It: Crêpes & Délices

“Happiness is just one Crêpe away”… the poetic words from Crêpes & Délices, located at 124 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023. After a noontime five-mile walk on Riverside Drive, I strolled upon Crêpes & Délices on the Upper … Continue reading

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ABC Kitchen

And so I swept in from the cold one snowy afternoon and decided to have something sweet. ABC Kitchen is located at 35 East 18th Street in the Union Square neighborhood of university students and universal smiles. I certainly felt … Continue reading

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