Tag Archives: Hamilton Heights

CHRISTMAS TREE SAGA

We decided to go for a Charlie brown Christmas tree this year, the current times and our budget being what it is. The past few years we’ve been pretty lucky about price and size, the first tree we had up … Continue reading

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INSIDE THE GARDEN OF CATS

A couple of months ago we learned that the garden of cats is actually called Hope Garden, and we were invited to join for this season if we wished. There is a guy, Juan who is the president of the … Continue reading

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CALL THE WATER DEPARTMENT

Actually I called 311, to report a leak. That was Saturday, after spotting a leak in the street on my way to do the laundry very early in the morning. I like to get there early so I don’t have … Continue reading

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SAY HELLO (Gentrification)

  I live in Hamilton Heights. That’s in Harlem, on 152nd Street. My wife and I have lived here for two years, we just signed our third lease, and our rent was bumped up another $75 a month. It could … Continue reading

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MAN BUN WITH BEARD

I love my new neighborhood. Well, maybe not so new, in September we’ll be signing our second lease; but it still feels new and different. It’s very green. The other day I was walking to the subway to go to … Continue reading

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A GARDEN OF CATS

One of the best things about living where we live is the amount of green in close proximity. We are blocks from the Hudson River Park, Jackie Robinson Park, and Highbridge Park. We are a short bike ride away from … Continue reading

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A YEAR AND A DAY

It’s actually been a year and a little over a month since we moved up here to Hamilton Heights from Brooklyn. I have to say it’s been quite a year for the both of us as far as growth, learning … Continue reading

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NEW YORK FRUIT TREES (a photo essay)

Hamilton Heights has a lot of trees, and they bear a fruit unique to the city. This is a man-made fruit, of a few varieties. There are the brightly colored balloon fruits, like the one in the picture at the … Continue reading

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ANOTHER PART OF THE ISLAND

The other night I did my friend Joyce a favor and traveled down most of Manhattan from my home on 152nd Street to Wooster and Broome to take down the garbage for her elderly parents. Joyce was working in upstate … Continue reading

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THE LAND OF HILLS AND CHURCHES

Exactly a month ago Danusia and I moved from Williamsburg Brooklyn to Hamilton Heights, Manhattan. The neighborhoods are worlds apart, but they each have their own interesting character. That’s what makes New York such a great place to live, you … Continue reading

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