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A Trio in Search of a Blech

by 01/16/2022
Neighborhood: Lower East Side

As my plane landed at JFK, the third day of Hanukkah gave way to the night before Christmas. Wise men and Maccabees, manger and menorah, holy night and holy light all merged on the taxi ride to Brooklyn for a winter holiday vacation visit with my sister Rivka. Fortunately, there was room at the inn; […]

Shop Around

by 01/09/2022
Neighborhood: Featured, Gramercy Park

My mama told me, “You better shop around, (Shop, shop)Oh yeah, you better shop around” (Shop, shop around)— Smokey Robinson & Berry Gordy, Jr. The store on East 23rd was my favorite Salvation Army Thrift Store, although there were several I visited often.  Most Saturdays I spent the whole day walking the streets of the […]