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April 26th, 2007
January 24th, 2007
NY does Good...but is it in your neighborhood?:
I am thrilled that New York is giving out free condoms - male AND female condoms - along with lubricant (essential for preventing breaks and also a comfort issue). This city (along with the rest of America) needs more STD and unplanned pregnancy prevention.
Organizations that want to distribute MUST distribute for free. Individuals can't just order by mail, but there are centers to visit in the city...not surprising to me is that the centers seem a bit clustered. For example, you won't find one in midtown!
It is better than nothing, and if your wallet is a little empty this month and it means a long subway ride to get some free jimmie hats, use your magic metrocard to get you there.
Current Mood: amused
August 29th, 2006
Put this on your list:
Every visitor to Philadelphia - whether one is there for a day, a week or a month - must visit Independence National Historical Park. Not only is the park a beautiful part of the city, it reminds all visitors of how and why our country became a republic. The sites are free and almost all of them are open daily from approximately 9-5 (tours of Independence Hall require a timed ticket during peak season March-Oct and Declaration House is only open in the morning). Bishop White House and the Todd House (home of Dolley Todd Madison before she met James) are shown by tour - the tour is free, but timed and arranged at a counter in the Visitor Center.
July 25th, 2006
Say it IS so, Joe.:
Coffee and New York seem to go hand in hand. It is so widely available that you can even buy it on the street corners! Despite the many delis, carts and Starbucks that dot Manhattan, where does one go for a good old coffee house? One with chairs and maybe a couple of homemade cupcakes to savor while resting one's bones? The answer is on Waverly Place and it is Joe. Take a break from your walk in Washington Square Park and pop in for an iced latte served in a GLASS cup and sit at one of the 5 or so café tables or on one of the two outdoor benches. Grab a cup to go with a scrumptious treat of the muffin, cupcake or cookie variety. Don't expect chipper service from the lady behind the counter - you might not get it - but do expect a good cup of coffee.
July 23rd, 2006
A Real Gem:
THE FAMILY JEWELS should not be mistaken for a jewelry store, but rather a real "gem" in the world of vintage stores. The spot on West 23rd Street has both clothing and accessories (including a small amount of hats) from the entire 20th century. Please note that there are not a huge amount of items from the 10s or 20s and that many of the beautiful items behind the register (including some fabulous top hats) are not for sale. You will have to spend some time digging through the racks if you are looking for something from a particular era as they are arranged by type and color instead of decade. This is a wonderful shop to explore - just check your bag at the front door and dig in.
July 16th, 2006
Free Chipotle Burrito:
48th between 6th & 7th:
June 1st, 2006
Unexcuseable Rudeness at the Theatre:
This has happened so frequently this season -- I am APPALLED by theatre audiences these days. The coughing and loud nose blowing this winter was at least a bodily need...the friggin' cellphones are out of control.
I APPLAUD MR. GRIFFITHS. During my time at THE HISTORY BOYS (a brilliant show technically and performance-wise), I thankfully didn't hear any cell phones. However, I did feel the vibration of one several times to my left. I was less annoyed by this than the fact that the owner chose to speak to his brother during the show. Oh, and to my right, a woman snored (she & her date had clearly been out for cocktails before curtain). I woke her up just to be rid of the noise. All this was happening as I was recovering from strep and had the most horrid cough -- but I did not cough at any moment other than a scene change, aided by some very strong Fisherman's Friend lozenges and the willpower to not be the jerk to ruin the show.
May 27th, 2006
Write For Money!:
Just in case anyone wants to check out Associated Content (they bid on pieces you submit on a variety of subjects), click this link to use me as a referral!
May 17th, 2006
Yes, reservations can be difficult.
May 14th, 2006
Keep your hands to yourself!:
I have recently discovered a great product for subway and bus riders - the TranStrap (found at TranStrap.com). The device is small enough for a briefcase or a larger handbag and gives you an extra couple of inches to reach the bar if you are on the shorter end of the population or just keeps you from having to put your hand on the often less-than-sanitized public transportation bar.