July 2012

STREET FESTIVALS Through December 31, 8 am-7 pm: South Village Farmers Market  Sixth Avenue between Carmine and West 3rd Streets. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Through […]


For many years, a filling station operated on the west side of Eighth Avenue between Horatio and West 13th Streets. It was the first stop […]


I never envisioned myself owning a car in the City, but due to a recent series of events, I’ve aquired not just any car, but […]

Science from Away: By the numbers

1 – About three years ago a column in this series appeared about epigenetics (, which explained that changes in your life arising from everything […]

Serenade on Bleecker

Years ago, as I was falling asleep rather early one night, I became vaguely awareof the music playing.I arose anddiscovered the beautiful sound of Camille […]


I have, hanging over the fireplace in my little farmhouse upstate, a portrait of a pretty girl of about eight. Her hair is short, brownish-black […]

Local Girl Makes Good

You get that aptitude after you’ve lived here for a while, especially when you’re lucky enough to be able to potchki around the hood during […]

Brevoort in the Village

In 1834,Henry Brevoort built a mansion at 24 5thAvenue, at the northwest corner of 9th Street. Mr. Brevoort was descended from Dutch settlers and since […]