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Ralph Lauren’s Cheap Black Book

by 06/09/2023
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

It felt glorious to look at Edward standing on the corner of Madison, knowing this would be the last time I’d have to look at him for a week. As he hugged me, the steam rising from the gutters around us seemed neither tawdry nor romantic, but ordinary.  “I have a gift for you honey,” […]

The Terrycloth Bathrobe

by 06/13/2021
Neighborhood: East Village, NoHo

The late afternoon, graying quickly, was sweet with surprising warmth. Days such as this wouldn’t come again for at least a month. A reward, it seemed, for surviving another dank and joyless February in New York City.  My birthday was in March, and even at my age, I looked forward to the day with a […]