Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Oh, the Places You Will Go

These were located in "drop it like it's hot" activity:

There's something about Capri

from me to Andy Edelstein:
I read your piece, "The Long Island I Miss," and it brought back so many wonderful memories. This says it all: "OK, so nostalgia can be a particularly insidious affliction of the middle-aged..." What is it about some of those memories that so sticks with us and fills us with such a longing to "time travel?" What I would give to see a good movie at the old Argo, or to be able to dig into a good meal at China Sky or Herman's deli. So much really does come flooding back...

Andy replies:
Thanks for the kind note. It's amazing that I'm still getting emails about this article, which I originally wrote for Newsday in 1998, but has remained eternal on the Internet. Judging by your references, you must have grown up in the Franklin Square area, as I did.

from me to Andy:
I grew up in Valley Stream. I remember coming home after a day at Capri and while my mother prepared "supper," I watched Annette Funicello in "Spin and Marty." I remember summer days reading "Little Lulu" on a backyard hammock. I can still taste that Good Humor chocolate pop. I found your article by Googling around about LI nostalgia at 1 AM.

Andy replies:
Thanks for getting back to me, Marjorie... Here's another weird coincidence: I worked at Capri Beach Club as a counselor (summer 1969) and hung around there in the summer of '70...

And this just in from the documentary filmmaker Alan Berliner:
and speaking of hot summers...
i too went to capri beach club in atlantic beach as a child, though we also went to silver point beach club (when i got a little older), which was closer to my home in far rockaway.

Alan! Just a head's up! You so would be banned from TWoP! You do not use your shift key!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Edie, always touching hearts

" S-T-A-U-N-C-H.
There's nothing worse, I'm telling you.
They don't weaken, no matter what."

interview with Jerry, the Marble Faun

lunch with Jerry, the Marble Faun

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Department Store Holiday Windows II

at Macy's:

at Lord and Taylor:


I went last Friday. I was overwhelmed. I need to go back again, the experience was too vast for one visit. It is breathtaking in scope. 

October 05, 2012 - May 27, 2013
Irving Boyer, Prospect Park, ca. 1942–1944. 
in the NYTimes

and also in the NYTimes

George Bellows at the MET

I went today, and stayed until the museum closed. 

 This was the home of George Bellows, at 146 East 19th Street in NYC.

New York

Cliff Dwellers

Gramercy Park

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I am going ASAP. A visit to this museum is a wonderful experience.

October 05, 2012 - May 27, 2013
Irving Boyer, Prospect Park, ca. 1942–1944. 

Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School 
September 21, 2012 - February 21, 2013 
Thomas Cole (1801–1848), Catskill Creek, NY, 1845. 

The Landmarks of New York 
December 14, 2012 - February 18, 2013
 William Field and Son (firm active late-19th century), New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company Building, 1872–1873. 360 Third Avenue, Brooklyn. 

Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York 
June 21, 2013 - September 01, 2013 
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Twenty Cent Movie, 1936.

Lexington Candy Shop


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Walker Evans (1903–1975)

Walker Evans at the MET
Alabama Tenant Farmer Wife, 1936

Street Scene, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1936

Alabama Tenant Farmer, 1936