Tag Archives: Brooklyn Was Mine

It’s A Twister!: Sullivan’s “A Windstorm In Downtown Brooklyn”

The NEH Along The Shore fellowship program’s first week is underway.  I am not there yet.  I’m in the second session.  I’m awaiting the experience with a lot of excitement.  I pondered crashing the first week’s activities.  I thought better … Continue reading

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No Place Like It: Mengetsu’s “Home At Last”

People have ties to their roots.  Their hometowns give them pride.  They have loyalty because place becomes a part of people. Dinaw Mengetsu’s essay, “Home At Last,” describes a different experience.  He actively finds a place to call home because … Continue reading

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A World Inside: Roiphe’s “A Coney Island Of The Mind”

The poetry collection that changed my life is Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s A Coney Island Of The Mind.  I read it cover to cover as a lost and naive undergrad.  While the poems didn’t help with the confusion–in fact, they confused me … Continue reading

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Loving Your City: Osborne’s “Riding In Red Hook”

Michael Patrick King has stated in a myriad of interviews that the fifth main character in Sex And The City is New York City itself.  That show would not be that show if the city were not at its heart.  … Continue reading

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I Love Lucy: Jennifer Egan’s “Reading Lucy”

Time is not a match for love.  Jennifer Egan’s reading of Lucy’s letters to Alfred, Lucy’s one true love, becomes not only a typical love story between two Brooklynites separated by a world war, but also an insightful tale of … Continue reading

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