Tagged With: New York

DRINK A Conversation Piece … (No. 8)

Even in a city dense with destinations, the „Algonquin“ Hotel in New York City stands out. And be it only for a drink called „Martini on the Rock“, priced at $ 10,000 – with a pre-selected diamond sparkling on the bottom. It is the only beverage choice in the world that requires a 72-hour advance … Weiterlesen »

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ART A Story Of Glory … (No. 37)

The first time I saw a work of art by the legendary actor Tony Curtis (1925-2010), was in „The Mark“ in New York. It was a pastel – „Flowers in a Vase“ – with which the star of „Some Like It Hot“ thanked the hotel for its splendid service. In the meantime I’v seen many … Weiterlesen »

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HOTELS If You Ever Come to … (No. 46)

Well, for the erudite insider the „Algonquin“ is the hotel in New York (59 West 44th Street, phone: 212 840 6800) for more than 100 years. Very old style, even the brass beds, whose ankle-high ornaments pierced my feet many times. And you need a tie and a jacket. That’s the basic rule, thanks god. … Weiterlesen »

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SHOES This Shop Is Top … (No. 14)

For generations now, Macy’s at Harald Square in New York ist the Vatican of Desire. But what they do now, investing about 400 million dollars, beats everything: They install a shoe department with ca. 300 000 pairs on 39 000 squarefeet or 3623 squaremeters! It will be the world center of foot fashion. Ladies & … Weiterlesen »

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INVENTIONS A Story Of Glory … (No. 27)

What? I didn’t understand at first, when an usherette in the Avery Fisher Hall in New York’s Lincoln Center offered me a box of cough bonbons. „No, thank you“, I said and it was a mistake. „You never know…“, she told my mysteriously and I took the box. She was right: The moment you sit … Weiterlesen »

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TREES A Story Of Glory … (No. 28)

Naturally you visit the 9/11 plaza the next time you are in New York. Or you have done it already. Whatever – don’t overlook the single callery-pear tree in the centre of Ground Zero. It was a burned stump after the terror attack, but it was brought back to health at the Arthur Ross Nursery … Weiterlesen »

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LADIES Interesting People … (No. 27)

I had completely forgotten about this American lady – until she died in May 2011 with 104 years. When you drive northward from New York on the 15 to Bridgeport, you branch off on the 124 to New Canaan. That’s what I did 30 years ago to find the French Chateau in vast parkland, belonging … Weiterlesen »

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