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royal pains

I thoroughly enjoyed the Downton Abby movie. Set in 1927, the Crawley household goes into a frenzy to make sure everything is absolutely perfect for a visit by King George V and Queen Mary. It reminded me of my own

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Grosz-ed me out

visited the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, NY. This charming beaux-arts musueum, founded in 1920, is located in scenic Heckscher Park. The centerpiece of the museum is George Grosz’ 1926 six-feet-tall painting, Eclipse of the Sun, depicting the corruption and war profiteering of Weimar German

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son of a beach

The greatest place on earth is Jones Beach, Long Island. A massive effort of terra-forming and construction, this public park was the 1920’s brainchild of Robert Moses, the controversial “master builder”, who for four decades, was the most powerful non-elected public official in

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