New York City Archive

  • Cars, Bikes, and People

    Cars, Bikes, and People

    I’m waiting, with a dozen other people, to cross Metropolitan Avenue. Mothers escorting kids home from school, hipsters languidly examining...

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  • Drugs And Money

    Drugs And Money

    December 1967, with the bleak gray harshness of a Michigan winter just beginning to bite.  I was hanging out at...

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  • Snow Days

    Snow Days

    It started innocently enough: the storm begins on Sunday morning. Schadenfreudists – and I know there are many of you...

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  • Losing The Plot

    Losing The Plot

    It’s impossible not to see – and to marvel at – the near-miraculous transformation has come about in New York...

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  • These People Seem Rather Cross About Something

    These People Seem Rather Cross About Something

    I can’t help thinking I’m falling for some meta-textual “I know you think you know what I think you know...

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