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Easter Sunday-NYC

  Easter Sunday began for me on Saturday night–with the Easter Vigil Mass at the church around the corner. This church used to be Irish, and the old folks still “God bless ye” at daily mass. But the neighborhood is mostly Hispanic now, except for the newly gentrified pockets of younger, middle-class families. The Easter […]

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Subway Moments–NYC

  If you live in New York City, you ride the subway. (Unless you have a private car and driver, in which case, I doubt that you’d be reading this.) Cars are ridiculous here, what with the congestion, the parking, and the price of gas. If you live in the city, you want  a metro […]

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And the winner is…

  Today is April Fool’s Day. Which has nothing to do with this post, except that there’s something endearing about a species that would create an international day for pranking, don’t you think? If there are alien life forms in the universe, I hope they have an equivalent joke day. It would be a sinister universe […]

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Roosevelt Island, NYC. Ghosts of the past; shadows of the future

  Roosevelt Island–two miles long and 800 feet wide–is a toothpick between Manhattan and Brooklyn in the East River. Of the handful of islands in the river, such as  Randall’s, Rikers, and North and South Brother Islands, Roosevelt is the southernmost one. It was not always so grandly named after a wartime president and New […]

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Don’t miss the dioramas! American Museum of Natural History,NYC

  Okay, so I know the diorama is a tedious and outdated display form. Stuffed birds and animals mounted against painted landscapes in darkened rooms. Not much to satisfy the modern soul. Truth be told, on my first visit to the American Natural History Museum (ANHM) , I buzzed right by them. There were dozens. […]

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