Liane Kupferberg Carter is a lifelong New Yorker whose articles and essays have appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post, Parents, Child, McCall’s, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Skirt!, Babble, Brevity, Literary Mama, Errant Parent and numerous newspapers and journals. Carter is working on a memoir about raising a child with autism. You can follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/LianeCarter and on Facebook at on.fb.me/lnKzH1.
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 […]