City Archives: New York

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In My World

The sky is blue and the sun is shining,
From the books that laden the shelves of my wooden bookcase,
The one that sits next to my seemingly perpetually open bedroom window,
I’ve created my own world,
Where even there…

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Rainy Days

The bad thing about rainy days is that they suck all of the motivation right out of you. The to-do list goes straight out the window at the first sign of a cloudy sky. The last thing you want to…

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The Blue Chair

When my husband, Tom, our son and I were first introduced to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, not knowing anything about the place, we entered the main lobby. We were impressed with the sumptuousness of our surroundings…

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One of Those Darned Kids

Nothing quite prepares you for New York, except actually being in New York. As Frank Sinatra once sang, “My little town blues / they are melting away” and that is exactly what happens when you stroll through Times Square at…

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Promises of Grace

We’ve been married 35 years. But in the beginning, it was pretty dramatic. I remember a night a long time ago. The night we got together. We were at White Horse Tavern, an old watering hole in lower Manhattan.
“You…