Things

Great art in out of the way places. Parades of black people who dress and wear clothes better than anybody.

Things

Great art in out of the way places. Parades of black people who dress and wear clothes better than anybody.

Things

Great art in out of the way places. Parades of black people who dress and wear clothes better than anybody.

Things

Great art in out of the way places. Parades of black people who dress and wear clothes better than anybody.

Things

Great art in out of the way places. Parades of black people who dress and wear clothes better than anybody.

Things

Great art in out of the way places. Parades of black people who dress and wear clothes better than anybody.

Things

Great art in out of the way places. Parades of black people who dress and wear clothes better than anybody.

Things

Great art in out of the way places. Parades of black people who dress and wear clothes better than anybody.

Things

Great art in out of the way places. Parades of black people who dress and wear clothes better than anybody.

Don’t Bank at J.P. Morgan Chase. Chase Mugs Clients.

It started last week when I was mugged on the Madison Avenue bus. Then I was mugged seven more times by J.P.Morgan Chase bank. Buyer beware of too big to fail/jail banks.

I Hate Verizon. I Like AT&T

My First Cellphone Your voyeur recently purchased her first cell phone.  I’d gotten by nicely cadging other people’s phones when I needed,  But when a doorman wouldn’t reveal the room number of a physical therapist I wanted to visit I joined the plugged-in horde. Since I own an iPad I was counseled to purchase a…

Be All You Can Be: live green and clean and inexpensively

baskets of apples and squash

Your Manhattan Voyeur soaks up strategies for living a good life 1 Pops of intense color should be in your best tsotchkes, paintings, or even better in flowers. These grab the eye ( as it were) and draw attention away from lesser stuff. 2 Indoor gardeners, hear ye, hear ye. A great garden consists of…

So Manhattan Friends: Let’s Trump Martha Stewart

yellow apple on white plate

Your Manhattan Voyeur’s lean mean strategies for a clean green life   1. Liquid dishwashing soap’s healthier than dry cleaning for food stains on your favorite indoor sweater. Cheaper too. Rub it in, add warm water, rub again and rinse. Presto. No stain. 2. Christmas ornaments cost more than ever (yes Virginia even after Christmas). …

Guns and the Ideal of Violence

Time to Grow Up, America I love Frank Rich’s analysis of our gun problems. He says we’re going to have to grow up about the issue like we grew up as a nation about slavery–educate ourselves. It’s true that our culture seems to cater to the devils of our nature–rather than to the better angels….

David Letterman is Better than a Great White Shirt

David Letterman is better than a great white shirt. My great white shirt is by the way a fitted Brooks brothers men’s shirt. Sometimes I forget my white shirt for a month or more. But then I put it on and it’s fresh and crisp and sparkling and I can’t picture ever ever tiring of…

Armageddon Hits Barney’s Men’s Department

The world is coming to an end. Truly. I was checking out Barney’s men’s department to see what merch people are knocking off to sell in my price bracket. I like to look at men’s socks–sometimes Barney’s has sales, and since the more feminine men’s socks don’t sell well, they’re marked down–a lot. Anyway, to…

Fifty Shades of Sexual Dysfunction

Brilliant intellectual men who worry about the book business point to instantly huge sales of the Fifty Shades of Grey books (50-50 ebooks vs tangible books) as the latest example of the power of the social network. Before generalizing, however, I’d have ask them  to analyze the humongous male porn internet phenomenon. Maybe the female…

A New Seinfeld After All These Years

chocolate heart cancy

Did you ever have a really great day and want to savor it. Well, my most recent great day was punctuated by an event that just blissed me out. I was flipping channels: nothing interested me. But then suddenly I passed a Seinfeld rerun. “Elaine” had the long hair, so I knew this was an…

The Night David Letterman Hated Me

red sports car

Our streets bring a kaleidoscope of treasure to us voyeurs or (as we prefer to say) totally intense observers. I’ll never forget the night I took a solitary walk around my block. It was after a soft spring rain and I inhaled heady smells of damp growing greens from nearby Central Park. I breathed fresh air deeply as I rarely do in our action-packed streets. Parked smack in front of my building was a slick red car whose proportions were absolutely perfect. No bulges. No awkward bobbed trunk. Indeed the engine compartment and trunk were balanced in what looked to be Platonic perfection.