On Line at the Met Opera Exchange–an Exercise in Loyalty and Endurance

There may be labor troubles at the Met, but you wouldn’t know it from the long, very long line at the Met for subscribers seeking to make exchanges. In fact, it was two hours long and I should know since I am now suffering from what I understand is plantar fasciitis–or long-line-standing-on-a-stone-floor-itis. People were polite…

Le Perigord in Restaurant Week—A Return to Traditional French Cuisine

During Restaurant Week, we decided to visit one of  New York’s few remaining French restaurants of the old school, Le Perigord. We understand that its 78-year old owner, Georges Briguet, still  watches over the restaurant’s daily work and he clearly has a solid cadre of loyal customers to prove it. (Source: eatbigapple.com) Le Perigord is…

Your Own 20s Yacht Around Manhattan–Complete with Cocktails

Going around Manhattan on a boat is always fun, but going with an AIA (American Institute of Architects) architect really enriches the experience. Leaving from Pier 62 at Chelsea Piers, the boats are docked next to another of New York’s little surprises, Hudson River Park complete with sea creatures carousel. Classic Harbor Line provides a…

There’s Still Magic in Magic in the Moonlight in Woody Allen’s New Film

Regardless of the director’s somewhat compromised personal life, I still try to separate what I know about the artist from his work. I perform this feat with the same dexterity I apply to my love of Wagner’s music although to be sure Wagner is dead and cannot reap the benefits of that appreciation. (Source: thinkclassical.blogspot.com)…