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Day 356: A Stone Oasis in the City

June 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Today Joo and I visited the Cloisters, a few acres of European monastery grafted onto the northern cliffs of Manhattan. A branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cloisters bills itself as a museum of medieval history, but it looks and feels like a place for prayer. It sits in Fort Tyron, which was […]

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Day 335: Somebody Leash That Woman

May 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

As I ran through Central Park I saw a woolly little dog trot onto the crosswalk at East Drive. Trailing a good ten yards behind him was an old lady in a large hat, and ten yards beyond, another merry little pooch brought up the rear. Everybody was unleashed. The furry dog brothers smiled the […]

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Day 307: The City Has Been Canceled Due to Rain

April 21st, 2009 · No Comments

I looked out the window this morning. Still raining after yesterday’s deluge. I got my things together to spend the day at Paragraph, the writing space where I work, and attend an evening workshop on WordPress, the software that runs this site. Before leaving, I opened my computer and got this email: “We’re closing Paragraph […]

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Day 236: A Nation on the Move

February 19th, 2009 · 5 Comments

I proudly present my first movie. After returning from India last month, I reviewed the footage and thought, “People have got to see how crazy traffic is in India.” This is a road trip where the biggest adventure is the road itself. I fed the movie into two services, Viddler and YouTube, as I search […]

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Day 191: Now THIS is Rush Hour!

January 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments

This post comes from Chennai, the largest city in southern India, where in a few days (on Jan. 9) my love Anjali and I will have a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony.  Just about everything is different than it is in New York but I thought I’d share the very most obvious: traffic. First of all, […]

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Day 159: Subscribe to This

December 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Loyal reader Melissa Griffiths pointed out recently that my RSS feed was broken, and that any attempt to subscribe to AYINY resulted in a page of gobbledygook. After a few sparring sessions with my computer I persuaded it to work. You’re free to subscribe again. For those not in the know, that “RSS” button on […]

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Day 115: Whew! A Nephew

October 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

You’re probably wondering what I’ve been up to in the three weeks I’ve been gone. The hands-down most important event was the birth of my new nephew, Quinn William Sears. He was born Oct. 3 to my sister Susan, a few weeks early. Both he and his mom are healthy. Susan is my only sibling […]

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Day 89: Hello, I Must Be Going

September 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Alas, A Year In New York is on ice for a few weeks. Events beckon me away. My sister is having a baby, and I have three weddings to attend. All of this is happening in and around California, as my friends and family stubbornly insist on living out their lives on the West Coast. […]

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AYINY Now on Flickr!

September 24th, 2008 · No Comments

I have created a page on Flickr for the A Year in New York photos you won’t find anywhere else. Check it out for a quick, photographic survey of the year so far. Bookmark it here: http://flickr.com/photos/a-year-in-new-york/

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Day 74: Subscribe to A Year In New York!

September 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

An alert and most excellent reader (that’s you, Chris!) brought to my attention that my RSS feed was broken. I am happy to say it’s been fixed. Now you can get updates from A Year In New York sent to you as soon as I post them. Get ’em while they’re hot! If you haven’t […]

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