A set of rare videos documenting the unusual, often epic, architectural and urban treasures to be found in New York City.
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ED CURTIN—Life is dangerous; we can end at any time. We can also be swallowed by the inarticulate, find ourselves tongue-tied in the face of simple truth, especially the personal kind and how our small-world stories are intertwined with the larger social ones. How there is no escaping that. There are many, of course, for whom the bell tolls before they end.
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PHILIP A. FARRUGGIO—Time always has a way of catching up to all of us. It sure did with Larry. How many years could a man just live this way, with no purpose but to make money, gamble and get laid? He was the ultimate survivor, or perhaps spectator is a better word. Larry didn’t care about issues or politics. He was actually oblivious to the events around him that did not touch him in any manner. He watched, or rather observed, his daughter getting older. The weekly phone calls and holiday visits did not prepare him for the young woman she became. HIs ex remarried years earlier and the bosses he worked for changed like managers on shitty baseball teams. He kept trucking… until they opened Staples Office Supplies all over the country.
JULISSA CASTILLO—As we settled into our new lives in this strange little town, my family constantly shared stories about people around town thinking we were Mexican, or Indian, or Honduran, or any number of other things. The most ludicrous assumption however — at least to my parents — was that we were black. We’re Dominican, not black!
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Yea, we like George Carlin. And we miss him. We miss him big time. For Carlin was honest, brave, gifted with colossal wit, and without a doubt the last of the great comedians whose natural shtick was not just “observational comedy”, but acerbic social and political criticism. Looking at the sellout court jesters we have today, the Steven Colberts, the Jimmy Kimmels and the rest, un unfunny predictable lot, just Imagine what he’d say about what’s been going on since he left the great stage. Think for a minute what he would ave done with the #metoo frenzy, and the many manifestations of pussified liberal culture, as he would have called it. Even the establishment-controlled Wikipedia has this to say about Carlin, the arch-anti establishmentarian: