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On This Day: March 25, 1911: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the eighth floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, a sweatshop located on 23-29 Washington Place, right off Washington Square Park. The majority of workers were immigrant women. In the years preceding … Continue reading

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“The first announced event is a double feature of Babe: Pig in the City and Eyes Wide Shut, to be introduced by Noah Baumbach.” – on the new arthouse theatre, The Metrograph, opening in NYC

That quote comes from the piece Jordan Hoffman wrote on The Metrograph, the new arthouse theatre opening in Manhattan (the first new one to appear in decades). (Serious Trekkies will probably recognize Jordan’s name. I mean …) First of all, … Continue reading

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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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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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