Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy New Year!

This is my first end-of-the-year blog, being this is the first year I’ve had a blog, and I’ll have to say that’s one of my major accomplishments and successes this year, is this blog. Many thanks to all of my … Continue reading

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Adventures in Subway Riding

The train for me to catch on weekends is the 11:31 J train out of Essex Street. If I miss that, the next train comes at 11:47 P.M., a 16-minute wait. To get to that train, I have to get … Continue reading

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Ghosts Of Christmases Past

This is my first Christmas blog, and I thought and thought about what to write about. I wanted to call it “Have yourself a tacky little Christmas,” somebody in the building added these tacky CVS ornaments to our corporate styled … Continue reading

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Buy A Tree For Christmas

When I was a kid, my mother used to wait till Christmas Eve to buy a tree. She said the tree men didn’t want to be stuck with trees after the holiday and it would cost less. Then, she would … Continue reading

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Housing Records

There was a woman who lived in the building for 59 years before passing away last spring at the age of 95. She moved in the year I was born, in 1954 with two small children and a husband that … Continue reading

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The Season Of The Tip

To all of those who live in doorman buildings, or who use service workers regularly all year, as most of us do, it is the season of the tip again. Most New Yorkers are very familiar with the experience, and … Continue reading

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The Gingerbread Cookie

Sunday afternoon a little over an hour into my shift one of the tenant’s kids, a lovely 13 year old named Laura came into the building holding a big zip-loc bag of cookies. “Would you like a gingerbread cookie?” She … Continue reading

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