Fence cling

A: Howard Beach/JFK, Queens

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Damaso and I were both in town at the same time, which…

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Weighing the options

SIR: St. George, Staten Island

Monday, April 9, 2012 Spring break for the Salisbury (CT) public schools usually means Camp Viveca…

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L 14th St

L: 14th Street/8th Avenue, Manhattan

Friday, March 18, 2011 This trip feels oddly important. It’s the first time we’ve finished both…

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Portrait of George Washington

1: South Ferry, Manhattan

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Sometimes, admittedly not as often as I’d like, I learn from my…

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Welcome to Canarsie

L: Rockaway Canarsie, Brooklyn

Sunday, March 13, 2011 After 18 years here, the cultural associations of this city are still…

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6 train last stop

6: Pelham Bay Park, the Bronx

Monday, February 21, 2011 We went to Manhattan. We went to Queens. Now we’ve gone to…

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You Are Here: Middle Village location MTA map

M: Middle Village, Metropolitan Ave., Queens

Saturday, February 19, 2011 Yesterday kids were playing basketball outdoors in t-shirts and shorts, but today…

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Planet Venus


The F train has a section in Brooklyn that runs outside on elevated tracks. My train…

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NYC subway token


When the subway fare went up from $1.25 to $1.50, the Transit Authority issued a new…

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A: Inwood-207th Street, Manhattan

Thursday February 3, 2011 The idea had been hanging over my head for years. I was…

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