Articles in Journeys

Theater Review: ‘The Waverly Gallery’ at John Golden Theater

Gladys has a problem. Played with great poignancy and humor by the incomparable Elaine May in the Broadway production “The Waverly Gallery,” Gladys is a retired attorney cum social butterfly who, as a young housewife, moved to Germany with Herb, her husband; fled the National Socialist regime, returning to the States; built a successful law practice; had a family; bought a small apartment building in Greenwich Village; and opened a …

Restaurant Review: Taverna Kyclades, Astoria, New York

It happened all of a sudden: the words “the octopus,” followed by an invitation to dinner at Taverna Kyclades, a Greek restaurant in the Astoria neighborhood in New York City, at a time when, for several days, I had been thinking about Greek food.
I would be the advance party, more due to chance, to secure a table because waits of 45 minutes or more were common, my host told me. …

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day: Here’s What’s Open and What’s Closed

Tomorrow, Thursday, is Thanksgiving in the United States, a national day of giving thanks for the harvest and the preceding year.
George Washington, at the urging of Congress, issued a proclamation on October 3, 1789 that designated Thursday, November 26 as a national day of thanks, noting that “both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to recommend to the People of the United States, a Day of …

Thanksgiving 2018 Weather: Cold in the Northeast, Snow and Rain in the West

As millions prepare to travel over the river and through the woods to various destinations that could, of course, include grandmother’s house, many will face oppressive weather and the resultant delays that accompany it.
The busiest air travel days are expected to be Sunday, November 25 and the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 21. For those driving, expect company on the roads as some 48 million people are expected to drive …

Take Our Thanksgiving Week Travel News Quiz and Win Pan Am and Cunard Memorabilia

Thanksgiving is finally upon us, and with it, our Thanksgiving Week Travel News Quiz.
Travel over the river and through the woods and find out if you have paid sufficient attention here by taking this quiz. By doing so, you could win a piece of travel history including memorabilia from Pan Am and the Queen Elizabeth 2.
Simply scroll down, have fun, and share the quiz with your friends to see who …

Theater Review: ‘A Chorus Line’ at New York City Center

When “A Chorus Line” opened at the Shubert Theatre on July 25, 1975, it became an almost unprecedented box office and critical hit, receiving 12 Tony Award nominations and garnering nine.
The show, set on a bare stage of a Broadway theater and focusing on 17 chorus boys and girls in an all-day audition for a spot on the chorus line of an unspecified Broadway musical, was itself a “singular sensation” …

Lobby Bar – November 16: Leg Men, Stooges in Cabinets, and ‘I’ll Take Floor Wax and Dessert Toppings for $200, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: So Clever You Won’t Understand a Word
Out of order. A video in China showing housekeepers at leading hotels using the same cloth to clean cups, glasses, sinks, and toilets was viewed over one million times. Several hotel general managers were quoted off the record saying, “We told them to clean the toilets first, goddamit!”
Send in the clowns. Just hours after the British cabinet approved the negotiated deal for …