Archive for July, 2013

~nyc day twenty-six~

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Manuscript arrives from editor.

~nyc day twenty-five~

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Giant Swallowtails of the Village.

~nyc day twenty-four~

Monday, July 29th, 2013

…another work day unfurls…

~nyc day twenty-three~

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

A long work day, so just a bit of the breezy old-school soundtrack that accompanied…

~nyc day twenty-two~

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Laying the larder for the serious (pre-vacation) work week ahead. Schlepping followed by xiao long bao (soup dumpling) reward.

~nyc day twenty-one~

Friday, July 26th, 2013

We walked past Nom Wah Tea Parlor (first Dim Sum house in NYC, since 1920) and down the short, sharply curving block known as Doyers Street. Once a cart path named for Hendrick Doyer (whose 1800s distillery at one end has been replaced by a USPS office), the route was also known as the Bloody […]

~nyc day twenty~

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

…or the person Mr. Rogers knew you ARE, bodhisattva. Brooklyn adventure…

~nyc day nineteen~

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

We Cut Heads: My traveling salesman gets a trim West Harlem style, with cranking double-time Merengue, five barbers shouting over music, one singing with it, and six heads (one somehow managing a phone call all the while). Alfonso was told to choose a style–how about number four?–and narrowly missed getting tight boy band bangs. I […]

~nyc day eighteen~

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

One-time resident Duke Ellington sang, “You must take the A Train, to go to Sugar Hill way up in Harlem…” but we prefer the red line. First day on the outskirts of Sugar Hill, cultural hub of the Harlem Renaissance. Its poet laureate Langston Hughes wrote: “I stay cool and dig all jive, that’s the […]

~nyc day seventeen~

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Last day in Hudson Valley, last night in Hell’s Kitchen.

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