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Alabaster Bookshop

One of the great little places in New York that are dying fast. In the Village on 4th Avenue between 11th and 12th.

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Self-Propelled

I take about every form of transportation you can think of in NYC, including a bicycle whenever i can, but primarily i use my own feet. I increasingly feel like a hunted animal. The cyclists are worse than the cars....

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Gag Reflex: #overused #YouMadeYourPoint #unnecessary

Like. Used fourth or fifth word by our younger population.  Doesn’t just make you want to gag but, after about two minutes of it, to make you run screaming from the room.  My heart especially goes out to the mothers and...

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You don’t even have a Facebook page!

No surprise if you’ve forgotten that a movie called Birdman won the Best Picture Academy Award in 2014.  The movie featured what the writers and the director obviously thought was a wonderful put-down speech by Emma Stone, berating her father,...

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Gag Reflex: ICONIC

Iconic.  Similar to Curated.  This has been giving us the dry heaves for years, but they keep sticking their fingers down our throats.

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Gag Reflex: Curated?

Curated.  I knew this thing had escaped its cozy confines of museum administration when a few years ago I read an item in the LA Times describing a new strip retail center whose tenant mix had been “curated” by so-and-so. ...

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Gag Reflex: Game Changer

Game Changer.  Not only has it quickly become a tired cliché, it occasionally becomes a downright atrocity such as this one I saw recently:  "Gene therapy may be a game changer."  Really.  Yes, I guess the transformation of human life...

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Gag Reflex: Great Question

"That's a great question." Really?

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Flaneur: A World of Empty Storefronts

What happens to our urban built environment and the vitality of urban street life when all of us are huddling over our screens, ordering most of our goods and services on the internet in order to save a nickel?  Call...

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Bread & Circuses: A Belated Protest

A belated protest:  La La Land?  Really?

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