My friend Islandia took these photos the other day when she was out wandering. Islandia lives near midtown Manhattan, a (usually) heavingly busy place. What my beloved New York is going through right now breaks my heart. These photos, of course, are disconcerting because they show quiet where there should be activity, but there is … Continue reading A different New York
I am SO HAPPY we got to back to New York this year. It had been nearly three years since I had last been there, but not much has changed. I felt at home instantly. It helped that we were staying on the Upper West Side, which I do very much consider my own neighbourhood. … Continue reading Three weeks in New York!
I think – in fact, I'm pretty sure – that of all the parks in NYC, Madison Square Park is my favourite. I don't go there often these days, but I used to walk through the park all the time, on my wanders from our old place in Murray Hill to Trader Joe's and Whole … Continue reading My favourite park in Manhattan
It has been nearly a year since Hayden and I moved uptown. This fact really hit home the other day, when I walked south along the Hudson River. It was another beautiful spring day, and the fields were full of children playing baseball, just as they were a little over a year ago when we … Continue reading Life on the Upper West Side
Since rediscovering the library, I've returned to it many times. It's a great place to work when I don't feel like working from home, and can't possibly drink any more coffee. I have a library very close to my apartment, but I really only go to that one to take books out. Given the choice … Continue reading Inside the New York Public Library