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Like my fathers’ mother, like my father, I love my stuff. I’m no Collyer brother. My place is neat, in its own way. I still own my first two records, both by Dave Seville and the Chipmunks: “Witch Doctor,” in 1958, and 1959, “Alvin’s Harmonica.” The football is from 1969 and the main reason it’s still here:… Read more »

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Ask a New Yorker: Pearl Duncan – historian, author, poet, adventurer, public speaker, genealogist, yacht racing writer… Pearl: Yacht racing writer. Ask a New Yorker: But can you dance? Pearl: I can dance. I use to do go -go dancing, when I was in school. I know I shouldn’t be telling these stories, but I… Read more »

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Ask a New Yorker: What’s going on here? Tracy: I’m standing here at Occupy Wall Street in Liberty Plaza. Ask a New Yorker: Why? Tracy: Today and for the past few days that I’ve been protesting – I’ve been looking for a job. I made a sign that says,”Ph.D., Bio-medical scientist looking for a full… Read more »

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At odds in the Big Apple: How accessible is the city that never sleeps? Before I begin on the contents of this blog, I hope you all had a fun filled Halloween. Throughout my life I have always prided my self on how many obstacles I have overcome. How I have learned to live my… Read more »