Con Artists Caught Red-Handed;
Arrest Causes ‘Allergic Reaction’
In much the same way that the bird-watchers in Central Park get palpitations at the sight of a Connecticut warbler or a Louisiana waterthrush, so the cops have trouble containing their excitement when they happen upon a con game in progress, as the 19th Precinct’s grand-larceny Read More
Why is it that announcements of new art-museum construction, which used to bring cheer to so many art lovers, are nowadays more likely to generate a feeling of suspicion and dread? Is it because we no longer have reason to believe that the creation of new museum buildings will do much to enhance our experience Read More
As far as my friends and I were concerned, it was the greatest Jewish news since Sandy Koufax sat out the World Series. “I’m happy as hell. It really causes you to become emotional about politics,” said lawyer Steve Friedman. “I haven’t talked about politics this much since I was in sixth grade and I Read More
“Eat Well Everyday” it says in Art Deco letters engraved on the glass front doors of Village, a new bistro that has opened on West Ninth Street. Bondini, the Italian restaurant that formerly occupied the premises on this quiet tree-lined block did not, as far as I know, deliver on this promise, although it survived, Read More
You people and your coffee.
Enough already. Enough with your walking-five-blocks-out-of-the-way-because-you- must -have-Starbucks habit. Enough with your I’m- so -over-Starbucks-and-am-loyal-to-my-50-cent-guy-in-a-cart affectation. You think you’re being gritty and retro, but you’re just cheap.
And for all you coffee enthusiasts at home. Enough with your elaborate, obsessive little rituals: your drips, your filters, your cold mountain Read More
“You put your left finger on your eye and right index finger on the cheese … if they sort of feel the same, the cheese is ready.”
–M. Taittinger, the French champagne vintner, on Camembert
“I’m into sharp, aggressive cheeses with hair on their chest,” said J. to the man who had wheeled over Read More