The “When I Was Your Age” Lecture . . . with a Twist

Right Message, Wrong Messenger “Pick you up from school?!?  When I was your age, nobody picked me up from school.  I had to take two city buses, wait in the cold for a transfer, and sit in traffic for an hour to get home from school.” –Overheard at the Kaplan kitchen table around 7:30 a.m....
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New York’s Next Hot Borough? Philadelphia

“Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded.” –Yogi Berra, about a (too) popular Miami Beach restaurant. Returning from a family event over the weekend in Philadelphia, it took me a while to name the city’s gritty, cosmopolitan vibe:  “1980’s Upper West Side.” Meanwhile, the real Upper West Side (in Manhattan) increasingly feels like something conjured...
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