Category Archives: leisure

An Armitage Afternoon

I was thrilled this weekend to see a Roundabout Theater preview of “Love Love Love,” starring Richard Armitage (a.k.a Thornton/Thorin/Harry/Lucas North) and Amy Ryan (Holly from the Office and Oscar-nominated for Gone Baby Gone). Continue reading

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A Wishful New York Day

If my father were alive and visiting New York, we would start a day with brunch at some little place in Jackson Heights that serves Udupi food. (When we were kids in Bombay, that’s what we did with him every … Continue reading

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Now You See It

For a while now, various people have been heralding the decline of New York as a place for struggling artists, courtesy of the rising cost of living, especially in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Struggling artists can’t make it here anymore. Having … Continue reading

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Of Museums, Movies, and Meat Products

So after my long, dreary winter in New York, which was preceded by a cold venture into archival research in the U.K., I was ready to leave off the woolens and enjoy the pleasures of the city’s spring. (For those … Continue reading

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Summer’s End

Unlike last summer, I spent a large portion of this one traveling to and from New York. Before I left for the first time though, I was lucky enough to go to the old Dominos factory in Brooklyn to see … Continue reading

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Paris (Airport), Mon Amour

As airports go, Roissy Charles de Gaulle is quite lovely. What else can one expect from the French, non? Even at the ungodly hour of 5:30 a.m., which is when I walk out of the plane, the place looks ready … Continue reading

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Spa Castle and Other Marvels

Once upon a time, a woman lived in the city that never grew old, though it never slept. The woman had lived here for just about a year and it was her first summer. It felt like magic; the sun … Continue reading

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