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Jersey City Jaunt

SO MUCH FOR PRECONCEIVED — or rather, outdated — notions. I hadn’t been to Jersey City in probably ten years, so when I went there yesterday (a distance of 7 whole miles from my home in Brooklyn) to visit a … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Snapshots

Prospect Heights looking lush Cherry blossoms and brickwork, Prospect Heights High style on Columbia Heights, Brooklyn Heights Rope wrapped tree, Fourth Avenue, Boerum Hill A cornice too pretty for a boiler company, Fourth Avenue, Gowanus Window box show, Columbia Heights, … Continue reading

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Prospect Heights in Today’s Times

THE NEWSPAPER OF RECORD has become the newspaper of the obvious. Today’s “Living in…” column on my recently adopted Brooklyn neighborhood of Prospect Heights, in the Sunday New York Times Real Estate section, tells me nothing useful or surprising, and … Continue reading

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Brooklyn in Bloom

I CAME BACK TO BROOKLYN after a few days in East Hampton to find the place exploding — florally speaking, that is. Whereas the East End of Long Island is still brown and bleak, except for the relief of roadside … Continue reading

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In Just-Spring

THE POET e.e. cummings (1894-1962) said it way better than I could: in Just- spring when the world is mud- luscious the little lame baloonman whistles far and wee and eddieandbill come running from marbles and piracies and it’s spring … Continue reading

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