Downtown, early morning, all alone. Ten stories up, staring across the
Looking across the Harlem River from the taxi cab window, I was rapt by the twilight skyline of
I was coming to New York for a job interview the following day with an architect-engineering firm. As a 22-year-old college senior, the thought of launching my career in the cultural hub of the world—a town I had experienced through films and music—was gripping.
After checking in to the Statler-Hilton, I made the two-block jaunt to the
Six months later, I was married and living and working in
Over the next year and a half, we adjusted the peculiarities of the City and grew to appreciate and enjoy the diversity of its people and culture. I was establishing myself as an engineer in the commercial nuclear industry and Joanne was working with an international medical research company. On the weekends, we were off to the museums, galleries, restaurants, theaters, block festivals,
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