First Snow 2016

Yesterday we had our first snowfall of the year, and first this winter. This morning there was still a thin blanket of snow:

   
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~Izzy

Shoe Tree

  
Someone flung a pair of sneakers onto one of the trees that my train platform overseas. I wonder if it’s to symbolize a death or to mark drug/gang territory. Growing up in the inner city, those were the reasons for shoe trees. Sometimes they were on street light poles or electrical wiring.

I remember there was a block near my Washington Heights residence that had trees full of sneakers. That block was notorious for drugs & gangs. It didn’t matter that the local church was just a block away on that two-block street.

Feel free to post comments or share similar experiences, whether in NYC or elsewhere.

~Izzy

Lucky Day

Today I felt like luck was on my side. I went to my calligraphy class in Queens & got there in an hour. Normally it takes at least an hour & a half from the Bronx. When I was going up the stairs to transfer to the N train at Times Square, I found a $5 bill :-). When I arrived at the calligraphy class, I ended up being the only one to show up, so I essentially got a personalized one-on-one class. That was pretty cool!

Feel free to post comments or share similar experiences, whether in NYC or elsewhere.

~Izzy