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Editor Bios Lucy Komisar

Lucy Komisar
Lucy Komisar is a journalist who has traveled around the world in pursuit of stories that range from U.S. foreign policy and third world struggles for democracy to investigations of international corporate skullduggery. She is a past John Simon Guggenheim fellow and a past John and Catherine MacArthur Foundation grantee. She won a Gerald Loeb award, the most prestigious prize in financial journalism, for an investigative story about fraudster Allen Stanford. She is listed in Who's Who in America. Her reporting has taken her to more than 50 countries. While traveling she also likes to learn and write about antiquities and architectural treasures, local culture, art and dance, food and wine. She liked to play tennis and go snorkeling or diving. Loves castles and seaside cafes. She reviews New York theater and is a member of the Drama Desk, the organization of NY theater critics, writers and editors. Lucy’s website is thekomisarscoop.com.

By Lucy Komisar

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New York Halloween parade is multicultural this year!

This year’s Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village was a glorious event, partly for the good-spirited humor, sometimes political, often artistic or hokey, and also for the unusually warm weather that allowed marchers and spectators to soak in the artistry without… (more)
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Paname: a charming NYC Upper East Side French Bistro

A charming local French bistro. Every neighborhood should have one! This one, Paname, is at Second Avenue and 57th Street. It’s casual, inviting, with Art Nouveau on the walls. There’s a 10-foot high ceiling, wood tables with tablecloths, brown leather… (more)
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NYC: “Kings” is like watching the news. Good candidate fights corrupt system. Guess who wins.

 When I saw this amazingly timely play by Sarah Burgess, about corporate Democrats attacking a progressive Texas candidate, I thought people might think, that really is a stretch. But no, it was real. It’s at the Public Theater, but… (more)
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Pampas beef in elegant NYC East 61st Street Chimichurri Grill East

The Argentine pampas, their “west,” was settled by English, German, Italian, and Spanish immigrants who became the gauchos, the “cowboys,” who ran the ranches, ran the cattle that made the country world famous for beef. And the Chimichurri Grill, this… (more)
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James Beard House event features Thai Fusion

The James Beard House is an iconic venue of high-end food events. It is run by a foundation that nurtures and honors American chefs. The house on West 12th Street in Greenwich Village hosts culinary masters who present dinners to… (more)
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NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017, immigrants’ appreciation taken over by the corporates

The Thanksgiving Day Parade was started in 1924 by immigrant workers at Macy’s Department Store. They had escaped repressive conditions in Russia and elsewhere and had a workers’ sense of solidarity and appreciation. They wanted to celebrate this American holiday… (more)
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Greenwich Village’s 44th Halloween Parade is New York’s biggest street party

New York City doesn’t have a carnival, but the Halloween Parade comes close. Though this year’s parade was generally not as political as last year. It started with the giant stick puppets created by the Bread and Puppet Theater which… (more)
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Sunset Key’s Latitudes is a magical place for lunch in Key West

The best food in Key West is at the Latitudes restaurant on Sunset Key. There is a magical feel to this exceptional place which is on a small island you reach via a 6-minute launch ride from a pier at… (more)
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Key West museums: Butterfly Conservancy, Customs House Art & History

Though most of your Key West time will be outside, here are two museums you should visit even when it’s typically delicious outside. And certainly if it’s cool or rainy, as alas, it has been known to be, your day… (more)
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Sel et Poivre is still a favorite unpretentious NY East Side French bistro

At this very popular New York East Side French bistro, game — often venison and quail — comes from Texas all through the year, but there’s an annual festival featuring game till mid-March. I went to a press dinner featuring… (more)