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Christmas in the tenements in the Gilded Age

On the Lower East Side, “during these late December evenings, the holiday atmosphere is beginning to make itself felt.”

“It is a region of narrow streets with tall five-story, even seven-story, tenements lining either side of the way and running thick as a river with a busy and toilsome throng.” 586 more words

Lower Manhattan

This 1840 spectacular costume ball started it all

The elegant Brevoort mansion (left, in 1912), which stood at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street for an astounding 91 years, doesn’t look like the kind of place that hosted serious partying. 541 more words

West Village

a great restlessness

a great restlessness
comes over me

I long for home –
for release from pain and sorrow
weighing heavy
even in the midst of grand beauty… 261 more words

Spiritual Formation

Rod McKuen on Dreams

Rod McKuen was an interesting poet – part Carl Sandburg, part ee cummings, part Bob Dylan. I always found such comfort in his poetry – especially as a angst-ridden teen. 20 more words


Edgar Allan Poe on New York's "inevitable doom"

New Yorkers tend to agree on one thing: any change in the look and feel of the city is never good.

Modernization, development, improvement—all are buzzwords for the end of Gotham as we know it. 391 more words


the wisdom of ee cummings

thought for the weekend – or really whenever you feel like thinking….

<3 Annie


So What Happens Now...

After almost a year, this Sunday just gone in fact, I completed the last proof of the revision of my book ‘A Most Faithful Attendant’. It then languished for a few days before going to my layout editor and then to print. 445 more words

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