Category Archives: the Big Apple

East Coast/West Coast (East Bay) culture shock

Recently, I made a trip back East to New York City to attend my aunt’s Memorial Service, and the experience hit “home!” Being a child of the Bronx and Manhattan, my emigration to California over three decades ago, definitely came … Continue reading

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My New York City weekend excerpts: The Marble Hill Projects, Park Terrace Gardens, a reunion with my Sohmer upright, and a nostalgic walk along Riverside Drive

When I arrived in Newark Airport this past Friday evening at 10 p.m. I sped off in a spiffy air train on the arm of my protective brother. (He took a snapshot of me in my newly purchased, Calvin Klein … Continue reading

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