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A Face For My Apple Watch Face

A few days ago we went to the Rubin Museum and viewed Steve McCurry: India, an exhibition co-organized by the Rubin Museum and the International Center of Photography. This photo from 2009 was taken in Rajasthan, India and is titled “Man Covered in Powder during Holi, The Festival of Colors”. I have a number of photos that I use on my Apple … Continue reading

This “L” Train Doesn’t Go To Brooklyn

Why, oh why, did John Paulson sit down for an interview with Businessweek magazine? Here’s a guy who became a financial legend by betting against subprime mortgages before the market collapsed in 2007, netting his investors $15 billion while putting almost $4 billion in his own pocket. And historically he’s kept a very low profile. “I … Continue reading

NYC Notes: Princes To The Left, Princes To The Right

We left NYC just before our invitations to the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic arrived. Drats. Who would’ve guessed, polo in the midst of the city, with fancy attendees acting out a great scene from Pretty Woman, by stomping-on-the-divots during half time. Plus a plethora of pretty faces, some of them Royal. And perhaps here’s an example … Continue reading

NYC Notes: Finally, A Wall Street Guy You Can Believe In

No trip to NYC would be complete without a Bagel Schmear. When I was a kid growing up in the Bronx, my Dad would take me to what he called “The Bagel Factory” early on Saturday mornings. I was too young to remember where exactly it was, but I do recall the noise of the ‘elevated’ … Continue reading

NYC Notes: It’s Getting Harder And Harder To Do What I’m Told

I always do what I’m told, as long as I can understand what’s expected. Which, during our week in NYC, was easier said than done. For example suppose you are on a NYC subway and have an emergency. What you are expected to do depends on what kind of emergency is in progress. If you stop … Continue reading

NYC Notes: I’m Not A Traveling Tool, Really

Back to our NYC Notes with a few more travel tools, for you traveling tools. Today we will talk restaurants. While I’ve used Zagat, Yelp and Open Table before we got to NYC, I must say that they really shine in a big city with a high density of good restaurants. And when you couple … Continue reading

NYC Notes: No Goldman Sachs, Instead We Monetize Sacks

We were in NYC for a week, and regrettably I never got any face-time with my Peeps at Goldman Sachs. But while Leslie and I were having a beer and burger at The Spotted Pig one afternoon I was reminded that NYC is a hotbed of financial innovation. As I looked out the window, with beer in hand, I noticed … Continue reading

NYC Notes: Navigate Like A Native New Yorker With Google Maps

In preparation for our week in NYC I installed a number of travel apps on my iPhone. Even though I grew up in the Bronx, I haven’t really spent much time in NYC since I moved to California after college. And I didn’t want to act like I was from Rio Linda when we hit the … Continue reading

NYC Notes: Smalls Jazz Club, Big Music

We went to Smalls Jazz Club. It was on Leslie’s Bucket List for our week in NYC. If you are in NYC, don’t miss Smalls. On our first visit we saw Ehud Asherie Solo Piano with Harry Allen on Tenor Sax. And then The Joris Teepe Group featuring David Kikoski on piano, Alex Sipiagin on … Continue reading

NYC Notes: Matzo Running Wild In The Streit’s

I’ve never been a big fan of Martha Stewart. But today Martha surprised me, so I may have to revise my position. More details to follow. In the meantime, back to our week in NYC. The good news is that we landed at JFK after a cross-country flight and my back felt fine. The bad news … Continue reading

NYC Notes: Patek Philippe Has Left The Building

My father nurtured one, and passed it on to me. And then in turn, I passed it down to my sons. It must be a Patek Philippe watch, right? You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation. Nope. In actual fact it’s a bad back. Which brings … Continue reading

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