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A day in the life…Or, life in an unfair state

This post, which I’m re-posting while I travel this week, reminds me that even though my kids still resemble the Bicker McBickersons, things have gotten better since the time I wrote this post. And of course now that I’ve said that, I’m sure I’ll go into the next room and see that they’ve taken knives to one another.  I’ve just violated the first rule of parenting: never talk about what …

Do YOU Have The Date on Your Calendar?

Union Square has been experiencing some of the same suburbanization that’s been happening in other Manhattan neighborhoods: there’s a DSW, Filene’s Basement, Staples, Nordstrom Rack, Best Buy, and even a TGI Fridays. You could practically be in a mall in Connecticut, if it weren’t for the occasional heroin addict nodding off on a park bench. There’s a new corporate presence coming to Union Square, taking over the space vacated by …

Greenmarket grazing (with a garnish of politics)

Sometimes I think I live in Manhattan’s Golden Food Triangle: over there a block is Trader Joe’s (and can I get an amen for the new store that’s opened in Chelsea, thus making line-waiting at Union Square TJ’s no longer quite an Olympic sport); a block in the other direction is Whole Foods (varsity-level line-waiting, not quite expert level); and then over thataway a block is the Union Square Greenmarket, four days a week.  …