Category Misc.

Haiti

I was going to write a series of blog posts commenting things happening around Brooklyn, but events in Haiti overshadow that. The earthquake has flattened a good part of Port au Prince, the capital, and estimates put over a hundred…

Hunkered Down in the East Village

I’ve been down the last couple of weeks with the cold virus that seems to be sweeping the city. And what a virus – haven’t experienced anything like this in years. In the meantime: From Patell and Waterman’s History of…

The hidden character of NYC . . .

New York women, as every NY man knows, are difficult. If they have great poetry, vitality, curiousity, personality – an awful lot of them are wounded as well. A little blunted at their core, overwhelmed by the sensory and emotional…

Where is New York At? Part 67

More cautious optimism . . . tainted by uncertainty. A sense now of momentum building up to the inauguration (coronation?) Tuesday. All up and down Washington Ave, here in Prospect Heights, shop windows display Obama posters, ‘change is coming to…