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The Secret World of Shoes

  So I went to a Randall Loeffler sample sale. Even though I found the selection slightly disappointing (there was nothing I wanted to spend more than $100 on), I was incredibly impressed by the look of the location. The warehouse, the racks of shoes and the hidden closet entryway all helped create the impression of entering… Read more »

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Umbrella Views.

This sight greeted me from beneath my umbrella the other day.  

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Nepali Food in East Village

This, if you’ve ever wondered, is what Nepali food looks like. With two friends, I found a Nepali restaurant (an entirely new cuisine for me!) and tried steamed chicken dumplings with a pepper chutney, a light chicken curry, a traditional noodle soup called Sha Thukpa and a thick bean soup that did not make it into the… Read more »

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Daily Finds

Balloons. Balloons. BALLOONS (in unexpected places!)  

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A Question of Faces

  Not every question can be answered by Google. One such question is why these doodled faces are showing up in some of Manahttan’s most random places. I’ve seen at least three now.

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They’re Looking At Me

If you really want to get creeped out, try wandering around East Village in the evening while also peeking inside the windows of some antique shops. These are the faces that greeted me on my own journey.   This is what creepy faces look like. Photo by Veronika Bondarenko

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Sunday in the Park.

    Central Park. First warm Sunday after an usually cold winter and start to spring. Lots and lots of people. I’ve attached a few photos from my day so that you can all fill in the rest.      

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the faces.

  These are some of the faces that have been staring back at me on walks around New York. When it comes to unexpected pieces of art, asphalt drawings and tables with William Shakespeare’s face on on them can be some of the very best kind.  

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Subway Artists

  I was taking the L train to work this morning when I noticed this young man quietly drawing in a notebook. Among the crowded train and the grumpy morning passengers, this very brief moment of artistry sure made me smile.

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The Snowstorm, Part Deux

  Ah, New York. As predicted by many weatherpeople everywhere, the morning started out with a heavy bout of snow. You could (and many did!) call it a snowstorm, even. I worked from home and stepped out just long enough to capture this glorious sign of early spring. For West Coasters like me, a storm… Read more »