Category Archives: Houston Street

TRAINJOTTING CLASSIC: The Season of Giving. And Taking

From December 10, 2008     I’m strolling along this morning, feeling good about myself.   We’re having a coat drive at work that ends today. I’ve got a contribution to make, and it’s sandwiched between my hip and my … Continue reading

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More Than One for the Road: The Final ‘Foot It’

Let me take you back to the night in question, February 27. A Friday, and I’m going home later than usual.   But not because I had to work late.   I’m a little buzzed, actually, because a group of … Continue reading

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Dumbass Drivers, Vol. II

The guy just wants to help.   Or does he?   It isn’t clear. All I can tell is, he’s banging on a window of the white Pontiac Grand Am idling at a stoplight on Houston where First Avenue turns … Continue reading

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Ye$, It’$ Almo$t Tax Time…

There’s a business on my walk to work that is a vestige of the old, pre-gentrified Lower East Side. The name of the business is Check Ca$hing.   Even though I’ve lived in the area for 11 years—or, perhaps, because … Continue reading

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Be a Man-Child

  “Hi, have a good day.”   An obese guy in his twenties says this to me on the corner of Houston and 6th Avenue as I head to work.   Maybe he’s in his thirties. Hell, forties? It’s hard … Continue reading

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