Tag Archives: New York

The Books: Essays of E.B. White, “Here Is New York”

Next book on my essays bookshelf: Essays of E. B. White New York is one of the most evocative of cities. You could fill a library with works addressing its particular charms/annoyances/character. Like Paris, it exists as a symbol, as … Continue reading

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49th and 7th

A bit of an anxious day yesterday. A billboard like this one is almost visibly relaxing.

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Storm

Nothing like New York when a storm approaches. Yesterday the air was muggy and thick. I walked uptown to the screening room, and started feeling whooshes of cold air careening in from the west. Storm a-coming. The light was ominous … Continue reading

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The Flatiron Building

Yesterday was such a beautiful spring day. I walked downtown to meet a friend in Union Square. It was sunny and cool, with a nice spring wind. I had gotten a lot done this weekend in my writing projects. I … Continue reading

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2+2=5

I know I’m reading a lot of totalitarian literature when I see the following gigantic billboard of Ray Liotta on the corner of 42nd and 8th and immediately think: I love Big Brother.

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“Where the underworld can meet the elite … Forty-Second Street!”

I came out of a screening last night and it was a little past 8 p.m. It was still light out, the first time I’ve really noticed how the days are getting longer. As I walked across 42nd Street, the … Continue reading

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Three Out of Five Boroughs

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Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these Union Square chess players from the swift contemplation of their next 10 moves.

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Slush Mayhem

Unlike the South, which was just slammed by ice and snow to disastrous results, we up here in the North have an infrastructure set up ready for such moments, due to the fact that we get cold icy weather all … Continue reading

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The Dying of the Light

The light was so beautiful yesterday. I am trying to make time for relaxation and NOTHING going on, which is very challenging. I am always doing-doing-doing. I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday afternoon and I was 45 minutes early. So … Continue reading

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