Pernod

Because so many people claim it the true place has been forgotten. It’s original boundary is from the Bowery to the East River between Houston St. (pronounced “How-stun”) and the Manhattan Bridge. History gave the neighborhood it’s name, not realtors. I have been guilty of saying ‘welcome to the Lower East Side’ to get a laugh,… Read More Pernod

fresh air

Concerned that it was bad for us to spend all our time in the city, my school arranged for the whole third grade to be bussed to the suburbs for a day of fun. Well-meaning, perhaps but in the end it was cruel and it became one of those days I would remember. There was… Read More fresh air