Standing Up For Mothers Everywhere: Christy Turlington Burns and "Every Mother Counts"

Standing Up For Mothers Everywhere: Christy Turlington Burns and “Every Mother Counts”

By Lynn Adams Smith Images Courtesy of Every Mother Counts Fashion model Christy Turlington Burns has represented some of the biggest names in fashion such as Calvin Klein and Versace. Most recently, she has devoted much of her time, energy, and passion towards the organization she founded, Every Mother Counts,...
At the Dakota, Celebrities and Ghosts Mingle

At the Dakota, Celebrities and Ghosts Mingle

By Ilene Dube When Roman Polanski needed a building in which to set the satanic cults and witchcraft of the 1968 film Rosemary’s Baby, he chose the Dakota, at the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West. With its profusion of Gothic dormers and high gables, terracotta spandrels...
Being Esther Dyson

Being Esther Dyson

By Ellen Gilbert Photography by Tom Grimes “I’m flattered,” Esther Dyson says quietly when asked how it feels to be referred to by names like “queen of the internet,” “digital visionary,” or “innovation evangelist par excellence.” In a list of “Famous Real-life People Named ‘Esther’” her name appears next to...
The Tribeca Film Festival: "New" New York in Old New York

The Tribeca Film Festival: “New” New York in Old New York

By Judith Zinis Who needs another film festival?” film producer Jane Rosenthal asked herself in 2001 when she and Robert de Niro were considering a film festival in their neighborhood of Tribeca. One year later, they launched the Tribeca Film Festival. The festival was created to support and develop Tribeca...
Updating An Icon: Lincoln Center has a New Leader and A New Look

Updating An Icon: Lincoln Center has a New Leader and A New Look

By Anne Levin There was a playground on the roof of the Manhattan elementary school Jed Bernstein attended in the early 1960s. From this vantage point during recess, he watched the first buildings of Lincoln Center rising on the site of a bulldozed Upper West Side neighborhood, just a few...
A Tropical Paradise in the Bronx

A Tropical Paradise in the Bronx

By Ellen Gilbert Inspirational, coveted, and, let’s face it, kind of crazy-making, orchids have a reputation for inspiring passionate feelings. “The nursery owner petted each plant as we passed,” reports author Susan Orleans in her book The Orchid Thief. She herself makes it a point to never own an orchid,...
Five Cups of Tea

Five Cups of Tea

By Jamie Saxon Photography by David Kelly Crow There is a certain poetry, an unspoken connection to a deep source of quiet, in wrapping your hands around a cup of hot tea, watching the swell of silent steam swirl skyward, and inhaling the scent of steeping tea leaves—with a clean...
Seagulls and Salt Water Taffy: Exploring Coastal New Jersey

Seagulls and Salt Water Taffy: Exploring Coastal New Jersey

By Taylor Smith New Jersey is gifted with approximately 217 miles of coastline. During the summer months, it is not uncommon to hear discussions of your neighbor’s “shore” house or when the family reunion is planned at one of the local beach rentals. In fact, ask anyone who was raised...