Category Archives: my city and neighborhood

the ferry

                photographs by Roger W. Smith       *****************************************************     The glories strung like beads on my smallest sights and hearings—on the walk in the street, and the passage over the … Continue reading

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good neighbors (in a metropolis)

          Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. — Matthew 22:31     *****************************************************   I have lived in New York City since early adulthood. New Yorkers cold and impersonal? Too busy to be Good Samaritans? … Continue reading

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we are blessed (and so am I): racial diversity in New York

    This past fall, I saw the film Ex Libris, directed by the documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. It is a documentary film about the New York Public Library, both the library system itself and the vital role it plays … Continue reading

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the awfulness of Lincoln Center: photo essay

    Yes, awful! See my previous post   “Lincoln Center; the ruminations of a ‘genius’ ” https://rogersgleanings.com/2017/12/13/lincoln-center-the-ruminations-of-a-genius/     The following photos of Lincoln Center and the immediate neighborhood/surrounding streets prove my point.     — Roger W. Smith    … Continue reading

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Lincoln Center; the ruminations of a “genius”

    I emailed the following comment to my wife last month: “Do you realize that you married a genius?” Don’t worry, I said it in jest. Or at least half in jest. It’s okay to make such comments, jesting … Continue reading

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the demise of Lord & Taylor

                      The following is an exchange of emails from today between me and the poet and essayist/writer Luanne Castle, host of the popular website (of which I am a fan) … Continue reading

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crowd control on the Brooklyn Bridge

    I read with dismay and consternation an article in the New York Times a day or two ago: “Want Fewer Crowds on the Brooklyn Bridge? You’re Not Alone” By Winnie Hu, The New York Times, December 8, 2017 … Continue reading

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