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    November 30. Susan, Christine and I saw two of three new Italian plays at the Cherry Lane theatre. I actually thought I had booked the third offer which was a Pirandello revival but we were all glad that we did not miss “The Journey I Never made” and “Story of Love and Soccer”. Both excellently translated and powerfully acted. The first is a thought provoking and somewhat unsettling portrayal of the current social turmoil and the second is modern thriller about corrupt sport and the triumph of evil over good. We were able to chat with one of the actors about the plays after the show. Before the show we ate lobster and oysters at the  “Fish” restaurant which was only two blocks from the theatre!


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The Tavern on the Green

Sadly for NY city, the Tavern on the green has closed it’s doors. No more will  spellbound visitors from europe experience the fairylit Cristal room or dance under the lanterns on summers’ nights. Like so many  other Newyorkers, I had great fun there over the years. Touristy though it was, it was a uniquely NY happening and Central Park will not be quite the same without it.

The end of a chapter

The auctioneers are in

Would anyone like a topiary gorilla for their patio?

The Park is in an appropriate mood

. . . . . and the ducks are not too happy

The Cristal room is under wraps


. . . . . . .

Life, however, continues apace in the rest of the city in spite of the fridgid weather we’ve been having:

Yellow cab Water taxi

Ellis Island under the snow looking towards the NJ side of the Hudson


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