Tag Archives: NYC

Five For Friday

I just discovered this never before published novel by Simone de Beauvoir. It seems that it was deemed “too intimate” to be published during her lifetime. Inseparable has been described as a story of the power of female friendship and … Continue reading

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Another Reason To Visit Queens

Very few tourists who spend time in New York City bother to visit the Borough of Queens. Those who do are usually in search of the amazing variety of ethnic food on offer. But it would be well worth the … Continue reading

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there is no happy ending

It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since we lost one of its most entertaining, likable, and exasperating cultural personalities. Anthony Bourdain was one of those special people who found a way to engage folks from all walks … Continue reading

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Goin’ Mobile beep, beep

If you land on TBTP on a regular basis, you know how I feel about bookmobiles, traveling libraries, and itinerant bookstores. So, you won’t be surprised by these two stories about mobile booksellers from opposite sides of the globe. I … Continue reading

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New York Is Book Country

New York is Book Country (1985). Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990). Poster. Printer: Panorama Press, NY. Keith Haring created this exuberant book-lover’s poster for the New York Book Fair, which was held September 22, 1985, on the streets along 5th Avenue in … Continue reading

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Shorter than the Day

Last week, artist Sarah Sze unveiled an impressive new sculpture titled “Shorter than the Day” —a reference to Emily Dickinson’s poem “Because I could not stop for Death”  at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport. Sze’s work, which weighs five tons, … Continue reading

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The Not-Quite-Quiet Library

My family and friends who are on lockdown in New York City have noted just how preternaturally quiet it has been lately. Not day in the country quiet, but actual birds singing, wind in the trees, individual voices, and cars … Continue reading

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Mostly Miscellaneous Monday

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been using this down time to plan some travels. One of the top destinations on my list for next spring is a return to Iceland. I’ve been many time over the years, but … Continue reading

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Avoid the Day: Bookstore Tourism

Avoid the Day Bookstore & Cafe began life as an itinerant pop-up about two years ago  around the Rockaway peninsula in the New York City Borough of Queens. Last week, co-owners Jianna and Jason Heurer manifested their shared dream to … Continue reading

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Chronicles of New York

Dramatically set atop a set of stacked blue shipping containers, the French street artist JR just completed his latest large-scale wheat paste work, Chronicles of New York at Domino Park in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. The installation is a compilation of … Continue reading

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