Locals used to "persecute" magnificent birds of prey, he explained, whereas "today it's a point of pride to say you have a Spanish imperial eagle on your land." Once down to 30 pairs, the species has rebounded to as many as three-hundred.
Now that we're all shopped out (even me), have returned the mistakes and planned for future purchases, it's time to take a look back on the best of New York City retail this year, and a couple of wishes for the future.
Fashion is more than the fancy frocks one puts on to avoid walking around in one's birthday suit. It provides untold creative freedom for one's soul, the ability to produce a garment for which the body can serve as a canvas, is beyond creative.