Category Archives: parents

Hats Off

As I come out of my building, a little girl of 3 is screaming her head off while a patient woman tries putting on her hat. She will have none of it, despite the polar temperatures. I stop, wearing my … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…November 12th…Hearing With a Limp

A 10 year-old boy in my building, walks with a slight limp, something that occurred at birth. It’s barely noticeable, providing you’re not James that is, who alas, has to live with it. When I heard that they were making … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…October 28nd

I’m about to enter my building when I hear someone holler, “Excuse me!” My doorman points to a man with a young boy hurrying towards me. The kid looks familiar in his high-end leather bomber jacket and jeans. “I’d like … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…September 24th

As I’m walking home from my run, suddenly two little boys in their pajamas, whiz by me on scooters. 4 and 6 maybe, one taller than the other, with similar faces. I look to see who they belong to, realizing … Continue reading

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Books Should Be Read

My late step-father had a huge book collection he treated like, pulp Polo ponies. I think it was the reason he married my mother, because she was the only one who was willing to dust them all. Once visiting, I … Continue reading

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An Angel With a Chip On Her Shoulder

I was in the local thrift store, sniffing around, when I came upon an angel figurine about a foot tall. She was beautiful and marked down to $2.50. I had to look twice to make sure I read it right. … Continue reading

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Princess Diana Francis Spencer of Wales (1961-1997)

August 31st, 1997  92nd Street Y…New York City I was coming from a yoga class with my Israeli boyfriend, entering the member’s lounge, finding everyone huddled around the TV.                               A SPECIAL REPORT Britain’s Princess Diana has died at the … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…August 13th

I’m in front of my building, waiting for a food delivery. I get anxious and walk to the corner, looking for the regular delivery kid to come peddling down the street. There’s a nicely dressed young mom a few feet … Continue reading

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So Long Pete

Pete Hamill died on Wednesday at the impressive age of 85. He was everything I wanted to be as a writer: brave, passionate, prolific and humble, when people called out his name. I remember meeting him on Astor Place right … Continue reading

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Drunk, Naked and 16

In front of Starbucks…87th and Third – 6:00 a.m. I’m watching a young boy stagger down the street with his pants down around his ankles, and he can’t be more than 16. Obviously out all night, a quart of Jameson … Continue reading

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