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Brooklyn fire injures 3, 1 in critical condition: FDNY

CANARSIE, Brooklyn — One person is in critical condition after a two alarm fire in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn on Saturday.

Two others, including one firefighter, suffered minor injuries and are in stable condition. 66 more words


A Brooklyn Sojourn

Imagine my surprise when I opened my email a week and a half ago and found out I was a semifinalist for the Brooklyn Nonfiction Prize! 1,917 more words

Memoir Blog

Men Attacked City Bus Driver In Canarsie, Brooklyn, Police Say

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police late Thursday were searching for three men who attacked a bus driver in Canarsie, Brooklyn.

The incident happened around 12:18 a.m. 87 more words


Where were you? The Blackout of 1977

Who was batting for the Mets on July 13, 1977 when the lights went out in New York City?*

I can’t say I remembered the answer to this trivia question, but I do have some vivid memories of that evening. 888 more words

Growing Up

My Dream of Manhattan

I always loved Manhattan. I loved the excitement of it, the different neighborhoods, and the energy. While I was in college, at SUNY-Binghamton where I felt exiled in a gray, isolated city that barely deserved that designation, I dreamed of coming to Manhattan to live and work. 754 more words

Growing Up

Calling on Canarsiens

I’m not sure what people from Canarsie call themselves – Canarsiens? Canarsie-ites? Either way, I’m asking for your input.

I started this blog with the hope of painting a picture of my life in Canarsie, Brooklyn in the mid 1960s through early ‘70s. 329 more words

Growing Up

Nana's Table

Note: The following is a longer post than usual. For readers who have been following me from the beginning, some of the stories may be familiar. 2,592 more words

Growing Up