Tag Archives: New York

Planet Satmar (Long Walk Through Williamsburg)

I had time to kill the other week down by E. 23rd Street on the East River and decided to check out Williamsburg. I’ve never been, except for a quick drive through once. I got back on the FDR heading … Continue reading

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This Amazing Asian Supermarket in Morningside Heights (H Mart)

For gastronomes and Food and Foodway Studies people: Speechless, I wandered aisle after aisle, struck by the vastness of varieties and options –produce, meat and fish, noodles, kimchi, mushrooms, desserts and snacks, and also cookware and kitchenware. When I have … Continue reading

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(Democracy) Little Forest and Garden Parks (Harlem)

The neighbors who tend this little park in Harlem turned it into a forest. A white gravel path takes you into the cool, dark shade. There are cats here at the Joseph Daniel Wilson Gardens at W. 122 Street between … Continue reading

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Red-tailed Hawk Fledgings & Angel’s Horn (St John the Divine)

Would someone versed in Christian/Episcopal iconography please help me identify the angel on the back end of the roof of St John the Divine overlooking Morningside Drive down below.  The cathedral being St John, is the angel one of the … Continue reading

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Jerry-rigged Church Space (Rescue Baptist Church)

Walking down W. 123rd Street between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick, you are at first not sure what you are looking at. Illuminating a basic point made by Durkheim about the sacred, the only thing that distinguishes Rescue Baptist Church … Continue reading

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Harlem Green Space (New West 123rd Street Block Association Garden)

Harlem is full of community gardens that humanize the urban landscape and preserve it from developers. This one, the New West 123rd Street Block Association Garden, has a particularly lush layout with generous places to sit, places to plant, and … Continue reading

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Norman Street (Queens)

Norman Street in Queens is modest, low slung and leafy

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