Posts Tagged With: The New Yorker

We Are Underestimating Elevator Doors …

… and I can understand Connaisseurs who collect them optically! I WAS REMINDED OF THE MISTAKE WE ALL MAKE by a page in „The New Yorker“ (shown here). The American artist Julia Rothman had 6 elevator doors, all in famous buildings of New York, beautifully painted and the readers were asked, to recognize them (some … Continue reading »

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Lake Chad is vanishing …

… and a secret desaster lurks around the corner! THIS LAKE WAS ONCE THE SOURCE OF LIFE FOR MILLIONS! With 22 600 sqkm it was bigger than Israel or Slovenija, four times bigger than Lake Albert and bordering the states Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad. And now? Lake Chad has shrunk by ca. 95 %!!! … Continue reading »

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LANDMARKS The Nice Advice … (No. 69)

Which one is Walter Mosley’s „Tesla Building“ in New York?There is hardly a Leonid Trotter McGill story by this wonderful author Walter Mosley in which he doesn’t sing the praise of the „Tesla“, „the most beautiful Art Deco building in the world.“ The problem is: There is no New Yorker skyscraper called „The Tesla Building“. … Continue reading »

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HOTELS Collectors Corner (No. )

Wonderful, this action of the „Waldorf Astoria“ in New York!It’s called „The Waldorf Amnesty Program“ and it was introduced in the hope of retrieving the many goods that have disappeared from the hotel over the years, from silver cutlery to wall decorations. In July 2012 Matt Zolbe, the „Waldorf’s“ marketing director, announced the program on … Continue reading »

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RESTAURANTS If You Ever Come To … N. Y. (60)

… listen to the tales of Bob Bozik in the Fanelli CafeI’m always looking for history, especially in places where history is not old by European standard – like in New York City. I’m grateful for any information, concerning amazing circumstances, and the „Fanelli Cafe“, at the corner of Prince and Mercer Streets in SoHo, … Continue reading »

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HEROES Interesting People … (No. 17)

Mo Ibrahim, the cellphone billionaire, had an ideaI met him by chance, this best Sudanese on earth, and Mo Ibrahim (*1946) asked me, what became of the estate of Leni Riefenstahl and the photos of his countrymen, the Nuba. I told him: „Her widower ist guarding them like the dragon the gold  of King Arthur.“ … Continue reading »

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TREES A Story Of Glory … (No. 28)

The brave tree who survived 9/11 and blossoms again 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 … Continue reading »

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HUMOUR The Book To Look … (No. 12)

The most entertaining book on the loo? I got it!It’s a very old question: What to do when …? Some people solve the problem by installing a small library in the tiled room. Others take printed entertainment with them for the sit-ins. I tell you: What you need permanently is „The World of George Price“ … Continue reading »

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