A Year In New York

A Daily Bite of the Big Apple

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Day 75: The Hokiest Team in New York

September 10th, 2008 · 4 Comments

In case you haven’t been paying attention, 2008 is a momentous year in New York baseball. Both the Yankees and the Mets are playing final games at the stadiums they’ve occupied for decades and are erecting giant cathedralplexes next to their old ones. It’s the sort of moment a New York blogger ought to experience, […]

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Tags: Sports

Day 64: Writers Erase Editors, 9-2

August 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Yesterday Paragraph, my writing community, took on the editors of New York magazine for a semi-friendly game of softball, the city’s scribes being loosely affiliated into a league and this game, in the sunny and mild week before Labor Day, being the season’s final inning. Team Paragraph arrived early at East River Park (no bosses […]

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Tags: Schmoozing · Sports

Day 21: Take Me Out to the &%@! Ball Game

July 17th, 2008 · 4 Comments

My first softball game as a New Yorker was due to start at 3:30 pm at someplace called East River Park. I studied the map until I found it: a long sliver of green between FDR Drive and the East River, way down on the Lower East Side where I had never been. Better leave […]

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Tags: Sights & Scenes · Sports · Urban Survival · Why I Hate This Town