On the banks of the Hudson River, on the ground floor of a high-rise condo, candlelight glints against thick velvet drapes. The smog perfume of rose petal hookah pervades the air. Gossamer veils make private bowers of every table; attractive young professionals with an open tab lounge on cushioned davenports. Casa La Femme conveys earthy […]
Wet cement fumes rise and mingle with the syrupy scent of crab apples, which drop from Forest Hills’ scrawny trees en masse and ferment in residential gutters. Several antique Tudor homes on these quiet streets display construction permits. But the charm of their Gothic gables and quaint brick blanches in comparison to the large homes […]
The first morning at the Bukharian school Sha’arei Zion may thrum with steady send-offs, but no crazed whirlwind of tearful stress.