THE INDELIBLE DEL

By Rory Winston Although you may have heard the legendary skull allegory, few people today working outside the field of comedy are familiar with the name Del P. Close. Yes, he’s the guy who on his deathbed bequeathed his skull to be used as a credited prop in the Goodman Theater’s upcoming rendition of Hamlet.…

Feast between the Lines

By Rory Winston “I had not understood Parisians until crossing the Pont-Neuf’, wrote Benjamin Franklin. Of course, he failed to mention that to really understand Pont-Neuf would demand an understanding of four hundred years of cultural history. As for trying to understand Les Bouquinistes, the little French restaurant draped alongside the Pont Neuf, well, I…

The New Brooklyn

By W.A. Muller Surrounded by magnificent brownstones along tree-lined streets, Brooklyn is about to welcome a new ground-up condominium to Carroll Gardens, one of the borough’s most treasured neighborhoods. Designed to fit contextually with its surroundings, 345 Carroll Street will introduce a new level of service and amenities to this charming neighborhood.