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Day 206: Yes, We Must

January 20th, 2009 · 7 Comments

I got to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. before dawn today with some friends and found a spot near one of the Jumbotrons about halfway between the Washington Monument and the Capitol. Shivering be damned; I wanted to see Barack Obama become President Barack Obama and learn what tone he would set for the […]

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Tags: Deep Thoughts · Politics

Day 171: A Joo-ish Christmas

December 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The tree has been standing unadorned in my living room for the last two weeks, and when my partner Joo visits me she looks at it suspiciously. It makes her sneeze. Joo is a Hindu, half-allergic to Christmas and fully allergic to pollen. “OK, OK, OK, I’ll help you decorate it,” she said yesterday, sniffling, […]

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Tags: Deep Thoughts · Personalities

Day 156: AYINY Returns from Brink

December 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2008 – After taking drastic cost-cutting measures brought on by the nation’s financial crisis, the blog A Year In New York announced that it would resume production today. In November, the popular blog interrupted service and disappointed readers as it nearly filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. However, the site regained its […]

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Day 137: DUMBO’s New Lease on Life

November 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Last night I made my first visit to DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) in Brooklyn to see a documentary about building construction for the 21st Century. To get there, I walked from the York Street subway through a landscape that was unapologetically early 20th Century: narrow streets, industrial blocks now converted to lofts, […]

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Tags: Deep Thoughts · Encounters with Nature · Why I Love This Town

Day 66: The Atlantic’s New Sting

September 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment

So far the closest Joo and I have come to the Atlantic is the grilled red snapper we ordered from Spice Thai. To address our saltwater deficiency we boarded the LIRR, and one hour out of Penn Station we stood ankle deep in the fine, powdery sand of Long Beach, wondering why nobody was in […]

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Tags: Deep Thoughts · Getaways

Day 62: Am I a New Yorker Yet?

August 27th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Today I read with great interest a story in the New York Times called “Newcomers Adjust, Eventually, to New York” about the thousands who arrive each year and their challenge of assimilation. Exactly when does a newcomer become a New Yorker? I asked myself that question and, man, I just don’t know. My fifth-floor apartment […]

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Tags: Deep Thoughts