Ann Mintz has written radio scripts, text for museum exhibits, professional articles, and countless speeches and grant proposals. She has had six careers-- recording engineer, archaeologist, public radio producer, archivist to Bucky Fuller, of all people, museum professional. She now works in a community and economic development agency. She has lived in seven cities, if you count Phladelphia twice, was born in the Bronx and lived in New York until her mid-20s.
Vexatious questions always flow out, almost carelessly, when I mention that one sport I enjoy playing is Handball. No, not the much respected European Handball, but American Handball which was played by the Irish and Chinese immigrants that first arrived in large cities, yes girls CAN play, pretty well too, and yes it is a […]
When the ramp to the Staten Island Ferry was razed, I happened to be passing, and stopped to watch, feeling a sense of loss as the crane took out the span that dangling across from Borough Hall, repeatedly smashing it, and sending large sections crumbling to the ground below. Hurrying to catch a boat on […]
I was not where I wanted to be. This was because I was out. I was out at a bar called the Narrows in Bushwick–or East Williamsburg if you’re a real estate broker. The bar is called the Narrows because the building is very narrow. But really every building in New York City is narrow. […]