Category Archives: City Center

Vacant apartment

The people in the place across the airspace have gone. I never knew them. I never will.

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Where I was last night

The contrasts that make Manhattan fascinating arise suddenly, almost secretly, such that one must dig not only to discover them, but also to plumb their depths. Doing so you’ll discover a wealth of history—and some remarkable connections that can span … Continue reading

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I am a godless drifter sailing on the winds of a desperate sea.

This morning brought me memories of my first car, a 1973 Fiat 124 Sport Spider. I had to start writing immediately, because that car…well, I’ll simply say that without that car, I’d have been utterly miserable.

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A Day in the Life

Night has fallen over the island that knows little rest.

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It’s a New Day in the New York

The coolest plus of really good sleep is that, when you’re awake again, life feels so fresh and new that you might not remember something significant, something like “I live in New York now.”

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Shoving Off, and Soon!

…you get to love someone in public and you don’t even know who they are. Continue reading

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Round and Round and Round We Go!

Those of you who are following this space know that something’s up, something even higher than the Empire State Building, which I did not visit during my two-month tour of the B-g A—e. 

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Central Park Cinderella

  She knew she was no Cinderella. But she loved the story just the same.

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Ending or Beginning? No matter. Life is circular.

The trip began very close to its end, on Fulton Street.

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A New (York) Man.

You know that feeling, feeling like you have to apologize for being alive? For taking up space in their world? For consuming their oxygen? Like you’re not entitled to it even if you’ve worked hard? New York’s a great place … Continue reading

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