Archive for July, 2014

Art Begets More Art

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Earlier in the year Lynn Morecraft paid me the enormous compliment of asking to use one of my photographs for a painting. She just sent me jpeg of the painting and gave me permission to post it here! ...

Underfoot in Show Business by Helene Hanff

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

I don't know what took me so long to get around to reading it, but Helene Hanff's Underfoot in Show Business is now my second favorite Helene Hanff book (Hanff is the author of the more well-known 84, Charing Cross ...

Shooting in the West Village

Monday, July 28th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

NYPD helicopters started filling the sky outside my window (I live a block away from the 6th Precinct) and I just learned why: two U.S. marshals and an NYPD detective were shot in the West Village, on West 4th Street. ...

Penn Station at Night

Sunday, July 27th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Penn Station at night is one of the most depressing places in New York. When I get off the train from Long Island and climb the steps I always walk into this palatable wall of all-is-lost, give-up-now. I remember ...

I Feel Sorry for Finney

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I just watched Finney walk into the kitchen. It breaks my heart the way he walks. He has arthritis in his back legs and hip area and he walks very slowly and with a limp. Poor old ...