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Spare Change with Bullets

by 01/31/2004
Neighborhood: Harlem

You know I don't want to hurt you

Cat and Prostitute, 1969

by 01/31/2004
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights

It was 1969 and cats were everywhere in Morningside Heights

Personal Space in the 181st Street Elevator

by 01/31/2004
Neighborhood: Washington Heights

His elevator has been transformed into a place where people are happy to linger

The Going Away Party

by 01/31/2004
Neighborhood: Central Park

Here's how I want my funeral made

Harlem on My Mind

by 01/30/2004
Neighborhood: Harlem

Reminders of lazy summer days spent growing up in Harlem

Ghetto Superstar Maurice Ashley (He Plays Chess)

by 01/30/2004
Neighborhood: Harlem

At the Harlem Chess Center, Ashley is treated by the young players with respect

On the Anniversary of Not Seeing Her Again

by 01/30/2004
Neighborhood: Harlem

Manhattan is the capitol of the unexpected encounter

Do Black Children Scare You?

by 01/30/2004
Neighborhood: Harlem

What if I told you I was half-black?

Grant’s Tomb

by 01/30/2004
Neighborhood: Harlem

Grant's Tomb maintains its atmosphere of austerity and stillness

Blackout ’77: Conclusion

by 01/20/2004
Neighborhood: All Over

a muddy mixture of despair and relief

In Schrafft’s

by 01/16/2004
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Having finished the Blue-plate Special

Life on a Park Avenue Balcony

by 01/16/2004
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Something about a balcony reassured apartment owners