New York is the greatest place for kids. When my daughters were a little younger I would buckle them into the double stroller, pack up a couple of sippy cups, hard boiled eggs and rice crackers for lunch and go see the sights. We would do the playground hop, stopping at every playground on our way across town. My destination was either City Bakery (for a chocolate cookie) or the Cupcake Cafe across the street in Books of Wonder (for a cupcake). It was a dilemma, cookie or cupcake - which one to consume? I never had to worry about it being fattening because pushing the double stroller was such a work out. I always tried to time my expedition to coincide with the farmers market in Union Square so that I could purchase my groceries and tie them onto the stroller. The only thing I had to be careful of were the moments when my daughters would charge towards the swings, leaving my ... [more]
New York with Kids, Victoria Kann
What makes a great portrait? Is it the ability of the artist to capture the spirit of his subject beyond the moment of the sitting? Somehow a great portrait is able to tell us from where our subject came, and posits where she will be as the paint dries. We can see that ability here in Lifshutz portraits of Carmen and Sugar Chaitman. What might you expect from the these two beauties, rendered in the prime of life? Carmen is the active older and dominant sister who pounds the pavement 9 to 9 to bring home the bacon, after running two daily laps around the Reservoir. Sugar is never more than 10 days away from her next coif, or 10 steps away from one of several daybeds on which she spends her days relaxing. One thing we can all agree on here in the DOG listings, we can't love, nor get enough of, our dogs.
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