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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLVI

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December, 1968: New York City continued to roil with dissent! While there were wildly decorated hippie head shops opening uptown and downtown with even wilder merchandise, those same establishments were in full support of the protests against the draft, the war and the government in general. Downtown, the Lower East Side was beginning to be thou... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLV

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1968 was staggering toward 1969 with Richard Nixon elected President and the war in Vietnam continuing while cities were still seething with riots and demonstrations against the war and the drafting of young men.  I was bunkered in my apartment working on daily illustration project deadlines with only New York Pacifica Network’s listener supp... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLIV

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November, 1968: A very turbulent year was finally coming to an end!  Protests, draft cards being burned, assassinations and then the election of Richard Nixon. The whole civilization seemed to be tottering on the brink of dissolution! Nixon made a lot of promises: ending the Vietnam War, bringing the people together, ensuring a prosperous eco... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLIII

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November, 1968: Richard Nixon was now the President of the United States! A staunch Democrat, my mother said, “I never liked him, I don’t trust him and I didn’t vote for him but he was elected President so I’ll have to respect him!”  That was the opinion of a lot of voters but even as that […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLII

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We had experienced the election of Richard Nixon earlier in the month after experiencing the most disruptive period of my life.  Pundits were comparing the anti-war and political protests to the period before, during and after the US Civil War! It was easy to believe! Rita Gardner worked with a company called BMA and I had done several jobs [&... READ MORE
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No Holds Barred: Meeting Mizrahi

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It seems like everyone I know actually knows and loves Isaac Mizrahi. I mean EVERYONE! I never met him. But I have bought his sheets, towels, pajamas, at least 15 cardigans, 8 pair of moccasins 11 handbags, not to mention his Kleenex boxes and 1-800-Flowers. I think I “own” so much Isaac that I must […]... READ MORE
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No Holds Barred: When Something is Worth Nothing

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Photographs by Patrick Halbe, Sandy Gibson, & David Oceanas If I learned one thing from watching my 93-year-old mother curate and sell her Japanese-inspired home of 62 years, it is this: everything that you think is worth SOMETHING is now worth absolutely NOTHING. Here’s how I saw the selling of a significant family home. First […]... READ MORE
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No Holds Barred: Gone to the Dogs

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I have almost given up on all shopping. Maybe I’m getting too old to care. Clothes don’t call me. I’ve never been a shoe ‘n bag gal. Cosmetics are hopeless. Malls scare me as potential terrorist locations. Online bargains are flatlining and I am sick of “return labels.” Even hardware stores and stationary boutiques leave […]... READ MORE
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No Holds Barred: A Whole Lotta Sunshine

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No Holds Barred: A Whole Lotta Sunshine Confession: I have never been a “dog person.” I am not even a “child person.” I am part of the “selfish, shallow, self absorbed” contingent of people who Meghan Daum talks about in her latest book on people who chose not to procreate. But mine started with animals. […]... READ MORE
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The Transformation of West Greenwich Village

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The 1861 Bank Street Brownstone is the most “home” I have had. From its stoop for nearly four decades — where we Villagers in traditional old-New-York-neighborhood-style still sit with our beloved dogs, glasses of red wine and mini- picnics, to chat and catch-up — I have personally witnessed the transformation of West Greenwich Vill... READ MORE