Category Archives: Things

Special treasure troves of things for sale,serendipitously discovered by the Manhattan Voyeur on her walks.

Humor Books

The Humor of S. J. Perelman ACRES AND PAINS by S.J. Perelman ($11.17 on Amazon) is my favorite slim—very slim—book. Every time I read this gem, I laugh out loud at least three times. It’s the story of Perelman’s hapless adventures buying and keeping up a Bucks County farmhouse. Local flimflam artists and creepy animals…

Terell at Century 21

The Shopaholic’s Best Friend “Terell” reads his Century 21 salesman badge at the 66th and Broadway store, and Terell McCollum solves any hang-ups about you and clothing you haven’t shared with anyone. Indeed he mumbles solutions with flair as he rushes to my side. He gives better–more honest—service than fancy salesmen at Bergdorf Goodman. “You’re…

Thrifty Shopping and Thrifty Snooping

Perfect Silk Threads Unravel History I am a thrifty person—a habit achieved after many impulsive forays into buying for the sheer high of it—highs invariably followed by pangs of remorse. One early phase of my rehab consisted of leaving price tags inside items—reminding myself that they were once thrilling new scores. Truth be told I…

Where Oh Where Has My Pigeon Gone: My Pigeon On The Sill

 I found a companion in the most common of places I run down Broadway despite the heat. I left my umbrella on the bus and I am determined to get home before the rain hits. The black cloud overhead is getting blacker. It’s four in the afternoon but it looks like early evening. Birds fly…

The 55th Street Pier Antique Show Is a Wonder

The Pier Antique Show at 55th street and the Hudson River is a wonder. It beats any of my long cross country fantasy road trips. I meet some of the hundreds of dealers from Santa Fe to Maine

Experience The Whole World In New York City

ring with open circles, peace sign and heart designed by Jane Gordon

Manhattan has a million premises for screwball comedy At 8:20 PM last night, for example while on the elevator I “met cute” a fellow tenant who turns out to have been my neighbor for 22 years. We live floors apart. Her name is Jane Gordon and she’s a ringer for the young Jamie Lee Curtis,…

My Giant Norma Kamali Coat: A Way Of Life

Have you ever missed out on comparing life notes with a kind-of twin? I just did. I was on West 57th street and wrapped in my cozy black arctic-ready Norma Kamali sleeping bag coat that makes me look like stacked truck tires. More important it creates my own private warming climate even in sub- zero temperatures. The coat…

Revolutionary Books

Help me! I’m in a mood. I’ve got the J.D. Salinger blues. I may as well start at the beginning. Twice a week I walk by the Revolutionary Bookstore on 26th street between 6th and 7th avenues. The store has an inviting outdoor table of used books. Inside, the sales people are soft-voiced, as though…

Kimono- Shopping Under the Influence

Gentle reader, here’s a strange shopping story that may  turn into a business story. I’m a late night shopper.  The computer’s my magic carpet that flies me to Osaka and Kyoto.  Joe Weintraub almost-snores lying next to me. He’s thankfully unable to protest my taste in  world-class designs I’ve never seen before, woven on antique…

Category Archives: Things

Special treasure troves of things for sale,serendipitously discovered by the Manhattan Voyeur on her walks.

Humor Books

The Humor of S. J. Perelman ACRES AND PAINS by S.J. Perelman ($11.17 on Amazon) is my favorite slim—very slim—book. Every time I read this gem, I laugh out loud at least three times. It’s the story of Perelman’s hapless adventures buying and keeping up a Bucks County farmhouse. Local flimflam artists and creepy animals…

Terell at Century 21

The Shopaholic’s Best Friend “Terell” reads his Century 21 salesman badge at the 66th and Broadway store, and Terell McCollum solves any hang-ups about you and clothing you haven’t shared with anyone. Indeed he mumbles solutions with flair as he rushes to my side. He gives better–more honest—service than fancy salesmen at Bergdorf Goodman. “You’re…

Thrifty Shopping and Thrifty Snooping

Perfect Silk Threads Unravel History I am a thrifty person—a habit achieved after many impulsive forays into buying for the sheer high of it—highs invariably followed by pangs of remorse. One early phase of my rehab consisted of leaving price tags inside items—reminding myself that they were once thrilling new scores. Truth be told I…

Where Oh Where Has My Pigeon Gone: My Pigeon On The Sill

 I found a companion in the most common of places I run down Broadway despite the heat. I left my umbrella on the bus and I am determined to get home before the rain hits. The black cloud overhead is getting blacker. It’s four in the afternoon but it looks like early evening. Birds fly…

The 55th Street Pier Antique Show Is a Wonder

The Pier Antique Show at 55th street and the Hudson River is a wonder. It beats any of my long cross country fantasy road trips. I meet some of the hundreds of dealers from Santa Fe to Maine

Experience The Whole World In New York City

ring with open circles, peace sign and heart designed by Jane Gordon

Manhattan has a million premises for screwball comedy At 8:20 PM last night, for example while on the elevator I “met cute” a fellow tenant who turns out to have been my neighbor for 22 years. We live floors apart. Her name is Jane Gordon and she’s a ringer for the young Jamie Lee Curtis,…

My Giant Norma Kamali Coat: A Way Of Life

Have you ever missed out on comparing life notes with a kind-of twin? I just did. I was on West 57th street and wrapped in my cozy black arctic-ready Norma Kamali sleeping bag coat that makes me look like stacked truck tires. More important it creates my own private warming climate even in sub- zero temperatures. The coat…

Revolutionary Books

Help me! I’m in a mood. I’ve got the J.D. Salinger blues. I may as well start at the beginning. Twice a week I walk by the Revolutionary Bookstore on 26th street between 6th and 7th avenues. The store has an inviting outdoor table of used books. Inside, the sales people are soft-voiced, as though…

Kimono- Shopping Under the Influence

Gentle reader, here’s a strange shopping story that may  turn into a business story. I’m a late night shopper.  The computer’s my magic carpet that flies me to Osaka and Kyoto.  Joe Weintraub almost-snores lying next to me. He’s thankfully unable to protest my taste in  world-class designs I’ve never seen before, woven on antique…

Category Archives: Things

Special treasure troves of things for sale,serendipitously discovered by the Manhattan Voyeur on her walks.

Humor Books

The Humor of S. J. Perelman ACRES AND PAINS by S.J. Perelman ($11.17 on Amazon) is my favorite slim—very slim—book. Every time I read this gem, I laugh out loud at least three times. It’s the story of Perelman’s hapless adventures buying and keeping up a Bucks County farmhouse. Local flimflam artists and creepy animals…

Terell at Century 21

The Shopaholic’s Best Friend “Terell” reads his Century 21 salesman badge at the 66th and Broadway store, and Terell McCollum solves any hang-ups about you and clothing you haven’t shared with anyone. Indeed he mumbles solutions with flair as he rushes to my side. He gives better–more honest—service than fancy salesmen at Bergdorf Goodman. “You’re…

Thrifty Shopping and Thrifty Snooping

Perfect Silk Threads Unravel History I am a thrifty person—a habit achieved after many impulsive forays into buying for the sheer high of it—highs invariably followed by pangs of remorse. One early phase of my rehab consisted of leaving price tags inside items—reminding myself that they were once thrilling new scores. Truth be told I…

Where Oh Where Has My Pigeon Gone: My Pigeon On The Sill

 I found a companion in the most common of places I run down Broadway despite the heat. I left my umbrella on the bus and I am determined to get home before the rain hits. The black cloud overhead is getting blacker. It’s four in the afternoon but it looks like early evening. Birds fly…

The 55th Street Pier Antique Show Is a Wonder

The Pier Antique Show at 55th street and the Hudson River is a wonder. It beats any of my long cross country fantasy road trips. I meet some of the hundreds of dealers from Santa Fe to Maine

Experience The Whole World In New York City

ring with open circles, peace sign and heart designed by Jane Gordon

Manhattan has a million premises for screwball comedy At 8:20 PM last night, for example while on the elevator I “met cute” a fellow tenant who turns out to have been my neighbor for 22 years. We live floors apart. Her name is Jane Gordon and she’s a ringer for the young Jamie Lee Curtis,…

My Giant Norma Kamali Coat: A Way Of Life

Have you ever missed out on comparing life notes with a kind-of twin? I just did. I was on West 57th street and wrapped in my cozy black arctic-ready Norma Kamali sleeping bag coat that makes me look like stacked truck tires. More important it creates my own private warming climate even in sub- zero temperatures. The coat…

Revolutionary Books

Help me! I’m in a mood. I’ve got the J.D. Salinger blues. I may as well start at the beginning. Twice a week I walk by the Revolutionary Bookstore on 26th street between 6th and 7th avenues. The store has an inviting outdoor table of used books. Inside, the sales people are soft-voiced, as though…

Kimono- Shopping Under the Influence

Gentle reader, here’s a strange shopping story that may  turn into a business story. I’m a late night shopper.  The computer’s my magic carpet that flies me to Osaka and Kyoto.  Joe Weintraub almost-snores lying next to me. He’s thankfully unable to protest my taste in  world-class designs I’ve never seen before, woven on antique…