Summer in the City

I might be strange. We just experienced a heat wave in New York City that lasted for days. As I explained to my mother, who lives in Las Vegas and laughed when I complained to her, heat in New York is like no other. It is a combination of heat, haze, humidity, and a secret sauce of garbage, exhaust, and a layer of marine air filled with the lament of seagulls. Poetic, ain’t it? You won’t find it anywhere else. It’s even better on Staten Island, site of the city’s landfill and my hometown. Here’s why I might be strange … Continue reading Summer in the City