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"The wind blows; I must keep a tight grasp on my hat. Unassuming strangers fill the streets, surrounding me like a group of hungry, peasant children in Myanmar. A face stares. Thank god I've got on my J. Peterman jacket." [Street Scenes: Miss Lindstrom on Columbus Circle]