Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

Officer Education

Posted on January 8th, 2020 by Viveca

One of my earliest memories of life in NYC was stopping two police officers to report that someone on the subway platform was … and then I couldn’t think of any word that wasn’t obscene or childish. For some reason I didn’t think I should be either of those things in this context, so I […]

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Q: 96th Street, Manhattan

Posted on March 28th, 2017 by Viveca

Second Ave

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 It’s been almost three years. At this rate, the project might never be possible because new stations open faster than we visit the existing ones. I might learn Chinese from fortune cookies before I explore all the city’s subway line ends. But it doesn’t matter. It’s the journey, right? New York […]

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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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Grad Giveaway Grief

Posted on June 29th, 2014 by Viveca

Test prep materials

Test Prep Materials (Williamsburg) Teachers’ materials for SAT, GRE, SHSAT, and GMAT. Mostly 2005-2012, some with notes on them. That’s what I posted on Craigslist. In the interest of not bogging down this story, I’m going to try to let it tell itself. It’ll be whatever the modern, electronic version of epistolary is. Well, almost. […]

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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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Personal Identification Crisis

Posted on January 9th, 2014 by Viveca

Personal Identification Number

PayPal told me to enter my four-digit security code “one digit at a time.” How else do people type them in?

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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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Grad Giveaway Grief

Test Prep Materials (Williamsburg) Teachers' materials for SAT, GRE, SHSAT, and ...

Personal Identification Crisis

PayPal told me to enter my four-digit security code "one ...

Travel

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Philippines 2015

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Circus Life

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Back on the Bar

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The End of the Line

Fence cling

A: Howard Beach/JFK, Queens

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Damaso and I were both in town ...

SIR: St. George, Staten Island

Monday, April 9, 2012 Spring break for the Salisbury (CT) public ...

Gallimaufry

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What?

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9-11

Twin Towers of World Trade Center

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