The 1950s is usually remembered for its strict societal mores: the white picket fence, dad working and mom makes supper. But in Manhattan, especially in the area surrounding Columbia University, the beginnings of a new, defiant generation were emerging. The Beat Generation was made up of free-wheeling intellectuals that would gather at dimly lit bars, […]

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What do Stephen Colbert, Cyndi Lauper, Derek Jeter and I have in common? We are all preachers of the magical pastrami experience at Carnegie‚Äôs. The only difference is that my picture has never made it onto the wall. Sandwiched between Seventh Avenue and Broadway, Carnegie Deli is a small restaurant with a deli counter in […]

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