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1344 days ago 4 comments Categories: City Blogs Tags: gentrification, manhattan, harlem, real estate, culture
  I live in East Harlem, on E 120th Street. While still stereotypical, a sad & decidedly atypical incident took place down the block last night. It hits home on many levels.   My adopted neighborhood is teeming with possibilities & opportunities. Yet, many things still make my eyes roll: Around the Lex & 125th express line, littered pizza plates & free dailies become natural tumbleweed, whipping in the whirlwind of the Wild Wild East. This morning, however, th...
1641 days ago 6 comments Categories: Holidays Tags:
My New Year's Eve celebrations used to be a lot more exciting when I was young(er): I spent the Millennium Eve in Times Square (and now I'm over it). I've done enough all-night rave-like dance parties. There were also the obligatory family gatherings during the trying years; semi-sober (literally & figuratively). Last year my wife was working, so I spent it with a neighbor who moved away a few months later -- taking those memories with them.   What's left? I always wond...
1679 days ago 7 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Early in my career I heard the phrase, "A cluttered desk is a cluttered mind." It resonated with me as I've always messy - not unsanitary, just disorganized with all the paper in my life. Luckily, the paper in my life has basically decreased to zero (except for my own seminar handouts). This remaining paper isn't necessarily strewn everywhere. But neat, organized & filed? Let's just say, "It's there when I need it; I print only what I have to."   You may not be so lucky: ...
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