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Sara Kay Gallery: Function to Freedom

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Mantra in the 16th by Alexandra Posen

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Christmas Holiday by Dora Frost

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American Flag by Camilla Webster

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The Wild, Wild East…Side

An Old School Lower East Side posse takes down Billy Gorilla.

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Virge Randall

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Virge Randall is a former UPI banking reporter, an award-winning public relations and marketing communications professional, social media strategist, and copywriter…and a very opinionated native New Yorker.

Don’t Get Me Started: Line Tamer

When New Yorkers play what’s my line, it’s for keeps.

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Virge Randall

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Virge Randall is a former UPI banking reporter, an award-winning public relations and marketing communications professional, social media strategist, and copywriter…and a very opinionated native New Yorker.

NYC’s New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions for NYC?

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Virge Randall

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Virge Randall is a former UPI banking reporter, an award-winning public relations and marketing communications professional, social media strategist, and copywriter…and a very opinionated native New Yorker.

A Salute to the NY Busybody

“Hey, you! Stay away from that motorcycle!” and other cries of the rare Old School New York Busybody.

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Virge Randall

Contributor, Author
Virge Randall is a former UPI banking reporter, an award-winning public relations and marketing communications professional, social media strategist, and copywriter…and a very opinionated native New Yorker.

Vermin for a New City

We’re Number Three.  A study by Orkin (https://www.orkin.com/press-room/rattiest-cities-2018) recently noted that Chicago and Los Angeles have more rats than New York City…but only New York has vermin with star quality.  It took one appearance on a subway platform to make Pizza Rat an internet phenom with a licensing deal – practically overnight. Research says mice. . .

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Virge Randall

Contributor, Author
Virge Randall is a former UPI banking reporter, an award-winning public relations and marketing communications professional, social media strategist, and copywriter…and a very opinionated native New Yorker.

Don’t Get Me Started: Package Roulette

Since the Times Square cleanup, three-card monte has vanished but a new type of street ‘game of chance” has emerged. It’s moved from the sidewalks to the alcoves and doorways of New York City’s apartment buildings: It’s Package Roulette Will that Fresh Direct package be there when you get home? How about that Ikea order?. . .

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Virge Randall

Contributor, Author
Virge Randall is a former UPI banking reporter, an award-winning public relations and marketing communications professional, social media strategist, and copywriter…and a very opinionated native New Yorker.

Don’t Get Me Started: (Subway) Signs of the Time

The new subway etiquette signs don’t go far enough for veteran riders from the ’70s and ’80s, even though the standard of acceptable behavior back then was set at a very doable, “Please don’t rob or stab the passengers.” This may be confusing to newer arrivals who think the big omission in the list is,. . .

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Virge Randall

Contributor, Author
Virge Randall is a former UPI banking reporter, an award-winning public relations and marketing communications professional, social media strategist, and copywriter…and a very opinionated native New Yorker.