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#952: Go on a group walk

I refuse to call it a walking tour–for one reason, I don’t think that’s even what it called itself. But for another, I can’t stand the idea of walking tours.

Everyone all together in a large group, looking like tourists. Having to go at the group’s pace. Listening to annoying questions.

Okay. By those standards, this was a walking tour.

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Posted by on May 7, 2017 in NYC


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#909: Classical Theatre of Harlem

I know what it says about this city, the country, and our world that the production of Macbeth presented on an outdoor stage during a steamy summer was not crowded until–well, ever. I arrived an hour before the show and there were 4 other people there. The audience didn’t start to filter in steadily until a half hour before the play started, and even at curtain time, there were still seats available.

I know what it means that this fantastic night of theater is relatively unknown in the city, despite being an innovative adaptation filled with talented actors.

I know it’s important to recognize and discuss why this free event was the first time I’ve been to a free event here that didn’t require a fight or at the very least strong patience to attend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 28, 2016 in Theater


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#906: Do ballet outside

This ballet barre class at Brooklyn Bridge Park was probably the first free thing I’ve ever done in the city that wasn’t packed.

It was also a little ridiculous, since the barre was so short I couldn’t reach it from my height. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 12, 2016 in Sports


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#807: The Typewriter Project

I strongly contend–and always have–that I will never “just know” when I meet a person whose soul connects with mine.  It’s not that easy for me, and honestly I don’t want it to be.  I don’t think it should be something you can instantly notice.  I think it will reveal itself with time and with effort and with many small moments that add up to equal more than math can explain.

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Posted by on June 20, 2015 in NYC


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#222: Broadway in Bryant Park

I hate when the reason for me–or anyone–not doing something is, “I don’t know.”  If there’s no good reason not to do something, do it!  (Even if there is a good reason not to do something, at least consider it.)  Too often I’m just too lazy or have too little energy to bother.

For example, a few years ago, I worked 2 minutes from Bryant Park, but I never made it to the summer Broadway series.  It’s during lunchtime, so I definitely could have; I just didn’t.  It’s taken me 6 years to get myself over to the park, sit in the blazing sun, and listen to Broadway stars perform songs from the musicals. For free.  How lame is that? Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on August 10, 2012 in Music


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#183: Cleveland Shakespeare Festival

It’s like NYC’s Shakespeare in the Park, only you don’t have to get there at 4am for tickets.  Pretty cool if you ask me.

And if you ask me, while the actors were good in As You Like It, the funniest part of the evening happened before the play even started. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 2, 2012 in People


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