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Babysitter to the Stars

by 10/17/2021
Neighborhood: Manhattan

I arrive in New York City in 1970 right after graduating from Carnegie Mellon Drama Department. I pray I’ll hit the big time, but in between auditions I look for flexible jobs to supplement my income. I leaf through the phone book and come to a page titled “Child Care.” One ad stands out “Babysitter’s Guild—the […]

An Afternoon at Saks

by 10/03/2021
Neighborhood: Featured, Manhattan

I love Saks. It’s just like Bloomingdale’s, only bigger and the people don’t spray you as much; they just ignore you.  There was an open book in the Saks window called Sample. I stood there looking at it. Two pages were filled with fashion sketches of models with the Polaroid of the actual model next […]