Monthly Archive for July, 2010

New Yorkers are different from other Americans. Millions of them don’t own cars and never learn how to drive, depending instead on public transportation and their feet. Don’t ask them about local hotels – they don’t use them, except for bar mitzvahs and weddings. ¬†They sleep in their homes. (They call their apartments their “houses”.) [...]

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Venetian Notebook

The Taverna San Trovaso is always full early, but the crowd starts to thin out by 9:00, when we are seated inside. It’s not a large room, ¬†with an arched brick ceiling and closely spaced tables. An old man sits alone in the middle of the room. He waves away the busboy who comes to [...]

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