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The First Annual Bronx Pipe Smoking Society Small Game Dinner Party

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I received an exclusive invitation to The First Annual Bronx Pipe Smoking Society Small Game Dinner, hosted by the Baron Ambrosia in the privately owned yet dilapidated Bronx Borough Courthouse. Which is such an outrageous sentence, I’ll break it down piece by piece. In reverse. The Abandoned…

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Elegy to a Lost New Yorker

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Eight and a half million lives pass through NYC’s streets every day, swelled by millions more commuters and visitors. The souls of so many millions, carrying so many joys and heartbreaks mix with the minds of a billion opinions, stories, hopes and fears. When one of these lives leave this world, we continue without pause…

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City Boy Becomes Brooklyn Farmer

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Mark and the Beanstalk! I’m a city boy from The Bronx, born n’ bred near Yankee Stadium (during the Mickey Mantle years)  and dirt lots were for stickball, not growing things. But now, half a century later I’m a farmer in Brooklyn. I’ve owned a…

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