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Full Court

by Thomas Beller 04/03/2002
Neighborhood: West Village

So then we had enough for a full court and in the April heat we wandered over to the full court where they often fence the whole thing off to shoot commercials because of the way that building rises dramatically up above it, the massive open space of all that asphalt the smack of a […]

The View From The Jewish Alps

by 04/03/2002
Neighborhood: Washington Heights

Charles Boromeo Eder (Charlie) and Hermine Fleckenstein (Minnie) were immigrants, Charlie from Vienna, Minnie from Habichstal (a 300 person farm village about 80 kms. east of Frankfurt). Both had immigrated to New York City in the late 1920s. Charlie, a waiter at the Essex House met Minnie one afternoon in Central Park, as she was […]

Good News and Revelations

by 04/02/2002
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights

Mara from upstairs, who lives off flute lessons in her dining room and touch-and-go pit orchestra gigs on Broadway, knocked on my door and everyone’s door, begging us to start a tenant’s union. We each had a reason. I was terrified of the dawn in July when half the sixth floor burned and everyone was […]