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The Tape

by 04/26/2016
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Chelsea, Featured, Jackson Heights, Manhattan, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Sunset Park

Like 140 Google +1 0 Retweet 1 -1- Once upon a time, there existed a New York City economy where a young person fresh out of college could, with a straight face, think in terms of “building a career.” Imagine such optimism. The notion of “career” seems so trite now, forty-plus years on, so immaterial, […]

A Verizon Connection

by 03/14/2013
Neighborhood: Prospect Heights

Like 0 Google +1 0 Retweet 0 The buzzer rang and I jumped like I always do. It was a loud, harsh cross between a buzz and a ring that seemed to annoy even the cat, judging by the way she raised her head, giving me that look, before settling back to sleep. I tossed […]

I Know The Way To Brooklyn

by 01/15/2013
Neighborhood: Prospect Heights

Like 1 Google +1 0 Retweet 3 I went to the Bob Dylan concert at the Barclay's Center around Thanksgiving. We are contemporaries. I love his recent work and I thought it was about time I went to one of his live performances. I got a ticket, took the subway from the Upper West Side […]

Hello Pizza

by 05/07/2012
Neighborhood: Prospect Heights

Like 0 Google +1 0 Retweet 0 On a just-cold-enough-not-to-be-warm evening in April I am at work, delivering pizza; mostly on streets lined with brownstones. Down these lanes I pedal doggedly, lurching on an old blue/green mountain bike with a large wire basket mounted above the front wheel and a habit of breaking down with […]

Shana Tova!

by 01/19/2012
Neighborhood: Prospect Heights, Uncategorized

Like 4 Google +1 0 Retweet 3 It was Rosh Hashana, 2010, and I had just moved into yet another new apartment, as I tend to do about once a year, sometimes twice. This place seemed good enough to fully unpack for, though, so there were boxes strewn around the floor, some open, some still […]

Don’t Cry for Me

by 02/07/2011
Neighborhood: Prospect Heights

Like 3 Google +1 0 Retweet 0 I was standing at the platform waiting for the Q Train in the deep underbelly of the Atlantic Avenue station. I shouldn’t have been there. It was a Sunday afternoon and if everything had gone according to plan, I should have already reached Prospect Heights off the 3 […]

Lost and Found in Prospect Park

by 01/08/2011
Neighborhood: Featured, Park Slope, Prospect Heights

Like 3 Google +1 0 Retweet 0 Having stayed in my apartment the better part of the last week or so, today I decided to hop on my bike and do some writing out of doors. It was a breezy 68 degrees and I wanted to enjoy the pleasant mildness of early fall before it […]

Bloody Angry

by 12/15/2010
Neighborhood: Prospect Heights

Like 30 Google +1 0 Retweet 0 I had my first paying job, making deliveries for the local butcher when I was twelve and in the eighth grade. I was not yet eligible for working papers, but the butcher on Washington Avenue, two blocks away, didn’t require them. I knew how to ride a bike […]