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  • It's always been a problematic premise: Dudley Moore's original Arthur Bach, dissolute heir to an Old New York fortune, was gleefully unburdened by aspirations, or stress, or work, and he had enough money to remain that way.

    'Arthur': He Drinks, Movie Falls Down

  • The little strip of hotels on West 44th Street in midtown Manhattan -- between 5th and 6th Avenues -- is, like many streets in Old New York, a casually important one.

    Shirin Sadeghi: Sex Scandal Is Peephole Into Manhattan Hotel Life

  • The photographs cover the periods from 1893 to 1916 and 1930 to 1935, contrasting Stieglitz's images of Old New York with later images of the city as it emerged as a great metropolis.

    'Alfred Stieglitz New York' Photo Exhibit Opens At Seaport Museum

  • You could say they wanted to let it be known that, as the song declares, "Ev'ry Street's a Boulevard in Old New York."

    David Finkle: Every Street's a Jazz Boulevard in Old New York

  • Like the old song "Every Street's a Boulevard in Old New York," every avenue in Old New York is a repository.

    David Finkle: Do You Know the Muffin Man? Yes, He Lives Down the Block

  • A running Jeremiad on the vestiges of Old New York as they are steamrolled under or threatened by the currently ruthless real estate market and the City Fathers' disregard for Gotham's historical and cultural fabric.

    Easter is Coming...

  • Last Tuesday, nearly 100 people gathered for lunch in the back room at Gallagher's Steak House, an 80-year-old establishment in midtown Manhattan with huge cuts of meat in the front window, checkered tablecloths, and Old New York written all over it.

    Betting the Breeders' Cup

  • Molded in an Old New York household to end all old New York households, polished at St. Bernard's, a private all-boys school, Phillips Exeter, a boarding school, and Harvard's most exclusive finals club, the Porcellian, Plimpton was torn by his great propriety and the lure of the exciting world beyond his own.

    The Last Gentleman

  • Next to our junior Senator, he is as Old New York as Mrs. Astor.

    The Right's Ideas Matter, Even in Mayoral Races

  • It was an imposing structure, like something out of an Edith Wharton novel: very repressed, very Old New York.

    Beyond World's End

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