Tag Archives: The Upper East Side of New York

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 17th

As I emerged from my local market, an elderly man lost his balance, bracing himself against the side of the store. A kid, who was perched in front with a coffee cup, asking for change, dropped it, to help the … Continue reading

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In Leaf

In leaf is an old English term meaning, in bloom… by the end of April, most trees are in leaf. I love not only the simplicity, but how it sounds, as if it should be put to music. There’s a … Continue reading

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Down With The Upper East Side

I’ve had it. Don’t be surprised if you see me on the news. Every day there’s a new sniper shooting. Let me recap: We now have those adorable seasonal runners who think they own the Park. You can’t miss them … Continue reading

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The Cat in the Window

There’s a prewar building that has a floor at street level I pass quite often. The elderly woman who lives there, leaves the shades on her front windows open so her cat can look out. She’s a big cat, gray … Continue reading

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The Face Off

I’m a polite girl. I would never say the things to anyone, that others say to me. I’ve come to think mouths should come with a permit. If you had two heads, the most I’d say is hello, twice, never … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…November 14

Kindness, let’s face it, has been globally down a quart, every man for himself, the world’s new motto. Nowadays when you hold a door, ask how someone is or even say thank you, you’re looked upon as a freak. But … Continue reading

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The Few and Far Between

I always marvel at the people one meets who are more than willing to help you. It’s rarely who you’d expect to step up to the plate on your behalf. I’m in an area of Brooklyn I’ve never been before, … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…October 24

A woman with enough plastic surgery to make her eligible for Mount Rushmore, is in Starbucks on her phone. As I’m pouring milk I hear her say, “I don’t know about Halloween. Should he be a clown or a pirate. … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…September 26

  I’m sitting on a bench at Central Park’s 72nd Street boat pond, watching mostly nannies launch miniature yachts and model sailboats their badly behaved charges ignore, more intrigued by ducks, each other and the hotdog cart. It’s the Upper … Continue reading

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