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A Short Little Walk through a bit of Rosey Rosebank


So, Texas Sally (she knows who she is) was all like “You have to write another blog.” and I was all like ” I guess, but I’m busy, whine, bitch, moan…” and then my mom, who coincidentally lived in Texas … Continue reading

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The Original South Beach – Staten Island


New York City is composed of a bunch of islands – Manhattan, Long and Staten just to name a few. Once upon a time it was quite fashionable to “summer” at one of the many beach resorts located on these … Continue reading

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Gourmet Chocolate in Old-Timey Brooklyn, USA


Finding anything “gourmet” in Brooklyn is easy nowadays, what with gentrification and all – such a filthy word. Most of us are used to the Brooklyn of the 70’s and 80’s when if you wanted high-end, hoity-toity snacks you went to “the … Continue reading

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The “Genealogy” of a Building on a Street that is No Moore


Once upon a time in the section of lower Manhattan which is now known as the Financial District, Moore St. was just a little bit more than it is now. Currently it’s simply an easy to overlook, dark, little street. More like … Continue reading

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Drinkin’ Whiskey at a Working Girl’s Apartment in Staten Island


Working Girl is a movie from 1988 about a Staten Island gal trying to make it big in uppity, high-class New York City. Now, back in 1988, I was a 16 year old metal head chick who could give a … Continue reading

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Eggs for Sale! But Not for Everybody


I was checking out a popular auction website when  I came across this most fabulously, awesome picture.  Now, I know you’re saying to yourself “Wow! How can I NOT buy this?” and that’s exactly what I said to myself and … Continue reading

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A Con-Man Grows in Brooklyn and a Kid Grows in West VA


After my last post about the Williamsurg Bridge going to PA, I rifled around in my old dresser and found another old postcard. This one is of the Frederick A. Cook mansion in Bushwick. I used to see it from … Continue reading

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How I Took the Williamsburg Bridge to Austin – PA That Is


Back in the late 1900’s, when I had this weird thing called “disposable income”, I used to occasionally buy old pictures and postcards from a popular auction website.  I always searched for the ones that had to do with places I’ve … Continue reading

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Am I Jewish or Just from New York?


I feel like a stranger in my own city more and more every day.  Maybe I’m just old. Maybe it’s all the hipster douchebags implying that this is their city now and that if I don’t like it here I … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights will Lighten Your Wallet…


if you live in NYC that is. Beginning December 12th, all residents of the NYC’s five boroughs will be subject to a Christmas Lights Tax. You may recall that the city was considering this new way to increase revenue back … Continue reading

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