Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

A: Howard Beach/JFK, Queens

Posted on March 18th, 2015 by Viveca

Fence cling

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Damaso and I were both in town at the same time, which is a lot rarer since he moved to Barcelona and I took a touring job. I’m almost caught up posting the … hang on. My spell check has a squiggly green line under “rarer.” When I hover over the word, […]

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SIR: St. George, Staten Island

Posted on May 11th, 2014 by Viveca

Weighing the options

Monday, April 9, 2012 Spring break for the Salisbury (CT) public schools usually means Camp Viveca for my nieces., only this year niece number one turned into a teenager, so she went away with a friend instead of coming to stay with me. Niece number two, who just turned ten (whoo-hoo: double digits!), came anyway, […]

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3: 148th Street/Harlem, Manhattan

Posted on November 15th, 2013 by Viveca

A Touch of Dee

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 I read a bit of that Quran, but I didn’t get far. First of all, I hated the defensive translation, which kept inserting parenthetical notes explaining how the text didn’t really mean to kill all infidels, only those who tried to kill you first. Uh, it didn’t say that. Secondly, it […]

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S: Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn

Posted on September 5th, 2013 by Viveca

Quran explanation

Thursday, August 11, 2011 Boy if I thought Damaso changing his order was “cheating” on the purity of this project, how do I justify our actions this week? Neither of us even took the train! We didn’t have a lot of time and wanted to squeak in one more restaurant before Damaso leaves for a […]

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NQ: Astoria/Ditmars Boulevard, Queens

Posted on February 24th, 2013 by Viveca

Painted N train

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 It’s been almost five months since our last trip, during which time Damaso has been living in Barcelona. I was sure that by the time he got back I’d have viveca.net up and have started publishing these stories. I’m a little sheepish to see him again without any progress to report. […]

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JEZ: Jamaica Center/Parsons Archer, Queens

Posted on December 18th, 2012 by Viveca

Roots Man

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 We take the J because we both live on it, but it’s also the end of the line for the E and the Z. Wait, do I live on the J or off the J? I live off the BQE, but I’m pretty sure I live on the J, and I […]

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M: Middle Village, Metropolitan Ave., Queens

Posted on February 23rd, 2012 by Viveca

You Are Here: Middle Village location MTA map

Saturday, February 19, 2011 Yesterday kids were playing basketball outdoors in t-shirts and shorts, but today February returned with a vengeance, the wind biting fiercely into any inch of exposed flesh. As this was only our second excursion, I wanted to go as far as possible, to head to the southern reaches of Brooklyn or […]

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A: Inwood-207th Street, Manhattan

Posted on February 10th, 2012 by Viveca

Window

Thursday February 3, 2011 The idea had been hanging over my head for years. I was hungry to explore the extremes of my adopted home city, and more than that (and as usual), I was just hungry. The scope of the project daunted me, but the potential rewards kept me from giving it up altogether, […]

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