Tag New York

Where Is New York At? #327

Where indeed? I haven’t updated this question since the winter because it’s been difficult to get a sense of where, in fact, New York is at. Certainly, the optimism I felt in the winter after the Obama inauguration has dissipated.…

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…

And I thought it was just me . . .

From the New York Press:  What You Make A surprising analysis of what mostly white kids, 22 – 32, make in New York. The answer is, apparently, not much – a lot of folks in this city, established, professional, educated,…

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…