Tag Archives: New York

New York Collage

While New York is no longer the grimy anarchic dangerous New York of my childhood, there are still glimpses of that old anarchy. Anarchy that is strikingly beautiful. This collage, in Greenwich Village, huddled between two indistinct doorways caught my … Continue reading

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Noir Night

Manhattan on a windy autumn night is straight out of a film noir. I was meeting someone near Columbus Circle for dinner. The leaves have fallen, the leaves swirled through the darkness. It was misty. Chilly, but not too cold. … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago Today Hurricane Sandy Hit New York, New Jersey

I’ve been through a lot of hurricanes. I remember sitting in my parents’ house during Hurricane Gloria, because my entire university had been evacuated (people who couldn’t go home slept in the gym), playing Trivia Pursuit by candlelight, and listening … Continue reading

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“Good Bye New York” by Brendan O’Malley

My brother Brendan is an amazing person, a great father to Cashel and Emmett, and partner to Melody, a supportive and beautiful man. I am so proud of him. We all are. His latest gig is a Story Editor/Writer on … Continue reading

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The 2996 Project: In Memory of Michael J. Pascuma, Jr.

The 2,996 project is an ongoing collective tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. I signed up during its first year (in 2006). You were assigned a name, at random, of one of the people … Continue reading

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Check

It was a drizzly morning. I went to an early movie this morning before my doctor’s appointment. Movie was down in Union Square, near my docs, so emerging from the subway is when you walk into Chess-Land. It had started … Continue reading

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Rainy Twilight

It’s been cold and rainy here. A couple nights ago I came out of the Times building, into the chilly drizzle. It was 6 p.m. (I’ve learned that if I get on the bus at 6, I’m home relatively quickly. … Continue reading

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“New York, New York, a helluva town. The Bronx is up but the Battery’s down.”

On the Town, for real. This photo above was just the tail-end of a much larger group. 7:30 p.m., last night, headed out onto 42nd Street. Thank you all for your service. It’s always so good to have you all … Continue reading

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My Favorite Week in New York City

Fleet Week! We are overrun with sailors. I look forward to it every year and there were a couple of years when I worked in a building on the waterfront when I got to see all the ships come up … Continue reading

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Chess in Union Square

The chess players in Union Square set up their tables year-round. On rainy days, they sit there under umbrellas. Passersby will stop and sit to play a game. Sometimes you can tell the two chess players are old friends, who … Continue reading

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