Category Archives: my city and neighborhood

in a towered city, far from the busy hum of men

            I had an appointment in the City this afternoon. Having been remiss about walking lately, I decided to walk home. It takes me about two and a half hours. Walking is an excellent antidote … Continue reading

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waiting for …

    “New Yorkers are accustomed to waiting. They wait, usually with Job-like patience, for a long-overdue train to pull into the station. …” — editorial, New York Times, February 28, 2018     *****************************************************     This is typical … Continue reading

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happiness is … an expectant concert audience

                          “As soon as I enter the door of a tavern, I experience oblivion of care, and a freedom from solicitude. There is nothing which has yet been … Continue reading

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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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