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April 7, 2018

I spotted a list of “must not miss” dishes in NYC's Chinatown. Expecting Peking duck and sweet and sour chicken, I was intrigued that a meatless pie at a vegetarian kosher restaurant made the list. 

I had never been to a vegetarian kosher restaurant before!

I ordered the meatless pies that I understood were appetizer size and two other small plates. 

The waiter warned that one was very spicy and gave me the chance to change my mind.  I said “no” for the thrill of it.

Regulars were...

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To Go or Not to Go?

March 31, 2018

It was a new theatre work under development. I knew little about it, but I decided it didn’t matter. A friend designed the stage set - I knew that it was going to be epic. I wasn’t disappointed.

It was intricate, it was puzzle like, it resembled a cave fantasy. The troupe referred to it as "The Altar". The show was imaginative and the acting and music amazing. I loved it. 

It was a special treat to experience the work in an intimate performance space. 

I’m glad that instead of finding...

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Weather Kindness

March 29, 2018

Some wickedly cold weather snaps in the Northeast motivated me to bring extra hats, gloves and scarves (new or gently used) with me on a trip to NYC.  My goal was to gift them forward to anyone who might need them. 

I initiated the offering by remarking, "This weather is unbelievable you look cold" and wait for a response.  If the person admitted they were cold, I offered them a piece from my collection that would match what they were wearing and meet their need.  I did it on the subway, in...

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Comedy Bliss

March 3, 2018

“There’s an Improv/Commedia Dell’Arte show in Fort Green, Brooklyn, wanna go?” I said “Yes” despite not knowing what this actually was. It was a chance to discover this form of comedy first hand and though I lived in Brooklyn most of my life, I don’t recall visiting this neighborhood.  

“Two of my improv teachers from the Funny School of Good Acting-Chris Bayes’ and Virginia Scott’ are putting it on. It’s going to be bawdy and over the top. I know some of the players and they are amazing...

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Hidden Gem

February 26, 2018

I’d seen more and more information crossing my radar about Ridgewood, Queens as a place people were choosing to live over nearby Bushwick and Williamsburg because rents were a bit lower. I came across Trans-Pecos and it intrigued me because they feature emerging Artists.

It has a no frills vibe. People showed up out of no where and filled the space. The show was amazing as was the energy of those attending. You could walk right past it outside without suspecting the magic that was happening...

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