Category Archives: city

A June of Pandemic and Protest

A cop murdered George Floyd in Minneapolis and a firestorm of protests spread across the world. By mid-June, calls to Defund and Abolish the police were echoing fiercely across the United States. As the New York City Council began to … Continue reading

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What Happened in May?

The month that is supposed to be merry proved to be a mixed bag, to say the least. Continue reading

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April Is for Assistance

As April crept forward, many joined together to help their neighborhoods stay fed and safe. This is an incomplete record of the ones that I encountered in my work as a volunteer and as a New Yorker: Continue reading

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April

A hundred years ago, there was another pandemic that unleashed havoc across the world. Millions were lost and maps, geographic and psychological, were redrawn. Facing a new pandemic in 2020, we try to make sense of our changed lives, our hollow ambitions, our former aspirations, and for too many people, our empty wallets and stomachs. Continue reading

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Socially Distanced

As spring peeked out, the city announced that it would be enforcing social distancing rules and handing out fines for groups that were still congregating after March 23. Non-essential businesses started to shut down and all non-essential employees were required … Continue reading

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Entering Pause

The week after my return, I ventured to a couple of neighboring stores for fruit and chapatis, and took short walks. Gyms and other large gathering spaces had been shut down fairly early, and since I’m a reluctant but devoted … Continue reading

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New York Pre-Pause

It feels strange to resume a blog about a city you can only see from your window, whether actual or virtual. As New York began reporting cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, I was preparing to fly back to … Continue reading

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Thanks

Things to be thankful for in NYC this year: Continue reading

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10 Things I Hate About NYC

As I’ve done once before, it is time to add some vinegar to the sugary gushing that I usually do about life in NYC. Continue reading

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An Armitage Afternoon

I was thrilled this weekend to see a Roundabout Theater preview of “Love Love Love,” starring Richard Armitage (a.k.a Thornton/Thorin/Harry/Lucas North) and Amy Ryan (Holly from the Office and Oscar-nominated for Gone Baby Gone). Continue reading

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