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Learning to Drive

by 10/13/2019
Neighborhood: Cobble Hill, Flushing

I am learning to drive for the second time. On Sundays, I take classes at “Learn-Rite,” a school in Flushing. The school boasts a neon blue sign illustrating a yellow car and red stop sign. The graphics cheap branding display cartoon-like pictures as if to reassure students that this endeavor is simple, achievable, and above […]

Yorkville Summer 1965

by 10/06/2019
Neighborhood: Featured, Yorkville

    Summer 1965 in Yorkville, two street rides would begin to show up at night after dinner: the Bumper Cars and the Half Moon.  Each ride sat on a flat-bed truck, whose driver doubled as the ride operator. He’d park at a hydrant opening. The admission for each ride was a dime. My daily […]