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Street Small Talk: Brenda

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

[Originally published July 2001, from my “Adventures in Alternate Side Parking” series.] So, it’s the usual Monday Routine. It’s 10:15 a.m. and my across-the-street-neighbor Molly and I are sitting in the sun on someone’s stoop, keeping an eye out for traffic cops and waiting for 11:00, when we can lock up our cars and leave. […]

José to the Rescue

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

[An interaction, of sorts, with our super on the Upper West Side. Published August 2001.] The postman rang my apartment buzzer in order to deliver a package and as I was returning to the apartment José, the so-called super, beckoned me over. “Listen,” he said. I listened. The sound was water. A lot of water. […]

New York’s Finest Save the Day

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

[Street drama on the Upper West Side while walking our dog Harrigan. The small town in the big City. Originally published June 2001.] Last night I walked Harrigan later than usual, it was close to one a.m. It was still very humid out, though not very hot. The street was full of activity for some […]

Last Week in Brooklyn

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Having just written about the charm of small town America, I must state that New York City also has a certain element of small town charm despite the imposing size. It may not be in the form of fifteen minute parades, but I can positively state during my tenure here I have been made to […]