Listed as "Allan Goldstein" and "Allan B. Goldstein."
Essays on Mr. Beller's Neighborhood: THE LAST LESSON, ASKING FOR LOVE, and DEATH AND ICE CREAM.
I am an essayist, memoir writer, and Assistant Director of the Writing Program at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU. My essays appear in Thicker Than Water, Essays by Adult Siblings of People with Disabilities edited by Don Meyer (Woodbine House, 2009) and in Lost and Found, Stories from New York edited by Thomas Beller ("DEATH AND ICE CREAM", Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood Books, distributed by WW Norton, 2009). I also maintain a blog about my brother Fred, who has intellectual disabilities, and our search for a publisher of our memoir Finding Fred.
Aunt Judy’s a teenager and my grandmother takes her shopping at Mays Department store in Downtown Brooklyn. Nana chooses the item she wants, then leans close to Judy. “Watch this.” Nana trumpets: “This is too expensive! I’m not paying this much!” A clerk says, “Ma’am, that’s the price.” “Oh, no! You’re not doing that to […]
“That’s it. I’ve had it.” Staring at the dirt encrusted window I made up my mind to cheer myself up. After September 11, 2001, my job relocated from a building overlooking the World Trade Center to the industrial center of Long Island City – the old Bloomingdale’s Warehouse on a concrete hill overlooking the Long […]
On weekends it’s a tossup, either my wife or I go on expedition for our Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and this was my turn. Because I knew the usual place on Queens Boulevard was closed for repairs I had to head down to the one on 61st in the Woodside valley. On the way back I […]