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 [...]
August 19, 2012
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on Park Avenue.
November 26, 2011
So, in case you didn’t know, I make jewelry (www.rebeccaschiffmanjewelry.com) and my new “Upper East Side Collection” is based on architectural ornament in the neighborhood. I’m running a Kickstarter campaign to get enough pre-orders to be able to pay for some equipment, materials and promotional costs. There are only 7 days left. Please check out [...]
April 3, 2011
This time I knew exactly who she was. Here is my previous siting.
January 3, 2009
There’s a tin my family has been using to keep sewing pins in for 20 years.Â It originally held black currant pastilles – one of my favorite tastes as a kid.Â Seeing the tin the other day I became determined to find the pastilles once again.Â I googled the brand Allenbury’s, which seems to have [...]
December 2, 2007
The 63rd Annual Park Avenue Christmas Tree Lighting took place tonight outside of The Brick Presbyterian Church on 91st Street. Having somehow never attended or even bumped into one of these ceremonies in my twenty-five years here, I never realized that the trees along the Park Avenue meridian are actually all “Christmas Trees.” Will I look at them a little differently now? Maybe. It’s one of those Platonic/ontological mysteries.
August 31, 2007
Right now there is a different kind of flower but I usually remember tulips. I have a system for walking from point A to point B in Manhattan – its goals are to save time and distance. However, I recently implemented an exception to my usual rules. In the old days, when I would approach [...]
October 23, 2006
Whenever I mention the building I grew up in, I invariably get, “Oooh, that’s the building with the flag” or “that’s a fucking big flag on that building.” It is. After September 11 and the proliferation of stars and stripes running up Park Avenue, any building without a flag was suspect in its lack of, [...]