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Slavery in NYC

March 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Everything Else

I wanted to post something related to the newest episode. So here is a web page devoted to an exhibit titled, “Slavery in NYC.” It’s over at the New York Historical Society. Click the link to visit the page. Also, as I remember, Pete Hamill’s novel Forever has some poignant scenes that depict the harsh realities of slavery in […]

Inside Me

March 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Secrets of NYC, Stories

(Rockland Ave in Staten Island – Photos by Bald Punk) A violent storm two days ago had felled trees, power lines, and left many streets throughout NYC still closed. Driving in Staten Island to a job estimate, I exited the highway and soon after rolled into a traffic jam on Rockland Avenue. It’s a two lane road enshrouded […]

In My Head

March 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Ghosts, Secrets of NYC, Stories

(Bald Punk – Photo by T) On the way home from Jeremy’s Ale House I had an all-too-real daydream about turn-of-the-century Coney Island and a juxtaposed slave ship that was sailing into NY Harbor. The ghost of a slave named Hardy had literally reached out to me from the bowels of the ship. His hand blotted out the lights of Coney . . . Home from […]

White Fire

March 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Ghosts, Secrets of NYC, Stories

(Front Street – Photo by Bald Punk) After a winter’s evening spent imbibing beer with the b’hoys, I had slipped out of Jeremy’s Ale House onto the cobbled Front Street with a kick in my step. Only now do I realize a spirit waited for me. Without body or visible shape, he followed me to the subway on Fulton and Broadway. At […]