Category Archives: Upper East Side

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: Eli’s Essentials

Embracing the spirit of nature is simple for me. Like last Saturday, walking in the splendor of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) with my dear friend Marie. Later, we took a break to catch up at the American Wing … Continue reading

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Catch It: Bluestone Lane Café

Three things I adore: the blue sky, my antique stone dining table and sumptuous coffee. It is especially why I am enchanted with Central Park. I can enjoy the magnificence of the park while walking six miles. Saturday past, I … Continue reading

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Catch It: Turbulence by Annette Herfkens

Three days ago, I read Turbulence: A Survival Story by Annette Herfkens. Ms. Herfken’s book feels like an imaginary adventure, and yet it is factual and fascinating. The author, who survived an airplane crash in the Vietnamese jungle for eight … Continue reading

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Catch It: NYC: Unexplored Tracks

In New York City, an unexplored track could be one block to one’s Avenue. As I walk throughout the city, I encounter cafes, bakeries, restaurants, art work, and long lines at mini trucks with home-style cuisine. Last week, I found … Continue reading

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Catch It: The London Candy Company

In Lewis Carroll’s Alice Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, “Carroll wrote books to give pleasure to children,” according to The World Book Encyclopedia, “but adults also enjoy the humor, fantastic characters, and adventures … Continue reading

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