April 5, 2013
I’ve recently gone down an ebay rabbit hole, fascinated by three costume jewelry brands: Jonette Jewelry, American Jewelry & Chain and Danecraft. I started collecting a few JJ (Jonette Jewelry) pieces and am impressed with the quality of these mass produced castings. I am also baffled by the variety of whimsical and literal subject matter. [...]
October 5, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012 I’m moving to LA in January so I’m going to try to actually journal these last few months as a New Yorker and Upper East Sider. Lost on the subway. Went to Lefferts Gardens to have jewelry photographed by Alex Crowe. Got on 5 train going home, ran across platform at [...]
May 14, 2012
I recently stayed a few nights at The Franklin Hotel on 87th Street between Lexington Ave and Third Ave. Been walking by it for years, used to see the bellhop in a top hat. Haven’t seen that in a long time there was no top hatted bellhop during my stay. I have a feeling The [...]
May 13, 2012
I’ve already written about this on my personal website and facebook, but it’s actually relevant, so, I’m excited to share that I’ve finally been featured in Carnegie Hill News, the newsletter put out by Carnegie Hill Neighbors. I’ve been reading it for years and now my time has come!
January 16, 2012
As you may know, I have a well-documented fear of dolls. So, the other night when I was walking home up Madison Avenue I was a little spooked when I passed the window display for “Chuckies” shoe store on Madison Avenue and 85th Street. I remember when the store first opened the name made me [...]
April 9, 2011
Jules treated me to a very U.E.S. and very special birthday brunch at Sarabeth’s today: This kid came up to our table and asked if we wanted to see a magic trick. He was good. His name is Cooper, he’s in 4th grade somewhere in Connecticut, and I will be surprised if he does not [...]
April 2, 2011
The last time I vomited was also the last time I ate at Jamba Juice on Lexington Ave and 87th Street, two years ago. It was the oatmeal with some sort of “berry” topping. Granted, I was hungover, but I have never on any other occasion in my life vomited in association with alcohol consumption. [...]
December 7, 2010
Cement paving or something on my block in the middle of the night last month (11/6/10) Reminds me of one of my favorite Annie Lennox songs, Pavement Cracks, which was actually playing in my Chase branch the other day.