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this is new york

i loved this series of books when i was young and it made me happy to see it walking back home to brooklyn from midtown on the first day of the strike. suddenly, after seeing the dislodged homeless, listening to people complain about the transit strike, seeing all the people walking and my own worries about being able to get a ride across the williamsburg bridge or walking it again all faded.

 

just for a few moments i thought, maybe this is a special place where things that don't happen elsewhere are supposed to happen. that's what makes it both magical and perfect fodder for children's books.

 

then i looked around i remembered i was on the lower east side and i went back into noo yawka mode as i realized i better go to an atm becfore getting to the bridge. i only had a dollar or two in my pocket.

 

i hope the strike ends when i press "SAVE" below this text field.

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Taken on December 20, 2005