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Louie & Ernie’s Pizza, Bronx, New York

By on August 12, 2019 in Dining, New York Travel with 0 Comments
Louie & Ernie’s Pizza, Bronx, New York

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” – James Beard I love pizza. I wish I didn’t, but I do. As I have a gluten and wheat sensitivity, I avoid these ingredients. But, when John asked me if I wanted to stop at the best pizza place in New York, I had to give […]

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Greeks in Manhattan

By on May 15, 2019 in New York Travel with 0 Comments
Greeks in Manhattan

“I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world.” – Amos Oz When one of my nieces, Elpida and her boyfriend, Ody, visited the United States from Athens, Greece, we hoped to connect while they were in New York City. Luckily, we happened to be there at the same time. We […]

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Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Run/Walk

Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Run/Walk

“The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified.” – Mayor Rudolph Giuliani  9/11 was a horrific day that will always haunt me. The flames. The deaths. The sorrow. The uncertainty. The vulnerability. The heroes. Stephen Siller, a 34-year-old firefighter, was a 9/11 hero, who […]

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Syracuse Nostalgia

By on September 18, 2018 in New York Travel with 0 Comments
Syracuse Nostalgia

“College inspired me to think differently. It’s like no other time in your life.” – Larisa Oleynik When my work travels brought me to Syracuse, New York, I was beyond excited. I wondered if I would have time to wander around my old college campus. As my counterpart, Cheryl, and I pulled into town, I […]

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Good Eats in Koreatown, New York City

By on February 3, 2018 in Dining, New York Travel with 1 Comment
Good Eats in Koreatown, New York City

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” When I traveled to Vietnam, one of my flights was on a Korean airline, which served Korean food. I had never really eaten Korean food before, and airplane food is usually lacking. However, the spices they served us burst with flavor, […]

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24 Hours in New York City

By on November 24, 2017 in New York Travel with 2 Comments
24 Hours in New York City

“One belongs to New York instantly; one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five days.” – Tom Wolfe When my sister, Dina, and niece, Joanna, visited from Greece, I asked if they wanted to go to New York City. Of course, they did. I used points to book a Hilton property close to […]

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NY: Le Jardin Du Roi, a Clinton Favorite

By on July 28, 2014 in Dining, New York Travel with 7 Comments
NY: Le Jardin Du Roi, a Clinton Favorite

“A recipe has no soul. You as the cook must bring soul to the recipe.” – Thomas Keller After my training in New York City, I ventured to the suburbs to visit my friend, Erin, and her family. One night, Erin and I hit a French restaurant in a neighboring town, Chappaqua. The Clintons often frequent the place […]

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NYC: 9/11 Memorial… Never Forget

By on July 21, 2014 in New York Travel with 16 Comments
NYC: 9/11 Memorial… Never Forget

“After the 9/11 apocalypse happened in New York City, people, particularly New Yorkers, who breathed in the ash, or saw the results of that, have a tendency to keep seeing echoes and having flashbacks to it.” – Stephen King Where were you on September 11th? What did you feel when you saw the Twin Towers burst […]

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NYC: The Sketchy Subway

By on June 16, 2014 in New York Travel with 7 Comments
NYC: The Sketchy Subway

“No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City.” – Michael Bloomberg I love New York City. The vibe. The people. They are passionate and driven. They are intelligent and educated, making stimulating conversation abundant. They can be kind, aloof, or crazy, but they are honest. I have often […]

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NYC: Eataly, an Italian Dream

By on June 15, 2014 in Dining, New York Travel with 8 Comments
NYC: Eataly, an Italian Dream

“I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life, I love the food, I love the people, I love the attitudes of Italians.” – Sir Elton John When I was a junior at Syracuse University, I spent a semester abroad in Florence, Italy. I loved everything about the experience […]

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