Category Archives: urban living

My street

I really like the street I live on. I live above a store, on a commercial street in a pretty quiet area of Brooklyn. I like that my street is commercial. I like seeing the buses buzz by and hearing … Continue reading

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guests and recipes

My mother is coming. This is a big deal. It’s a hard thing to convince her to visit me and for good reason. Driving through New York can make normally even-keeled people fear for their lives. And once she arrives, … Continue reading

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a little more

When we first moved to Brooklyn we lived at the edge of a neighborhood that was predominantly African American. And. I have to say, that was hard for me. It was a safe, beautiful neighborhood. It had trees and playgrounds … Continue reading

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quilt update.

I have been embroidering up a storm this week. Mostly making signs for the quilt. I don’t know much about embroidery. I just poke my needle in and out of the fabric and hope for the best. I think there … Continue reading

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city quiltin’

Hello, City Quilt. I love you. I have been wanting to work on a city quilt for years. I thought it would be a cathartic experience. I thought it would be good for me to spend some creative time and … Continue reading

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urban baby

Today was the urban baby shower. And it was fantastic! We threw the shower on the mom-to-be’s friend’s roof deck in Dumbo. As a side note: Dumbo stands for “down under the manhattan bridge overpass”. It’s a neighborhood in Brooklyn … Continue reading

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holiday weekend

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and then, for no reason whatsoever

she made subway cookies. And she might have done it because it’s fun to say things like “I just ate the R train!” or she might have done it to practice her developing cookie decorating skills, but it is most … Continue reading

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New Year

We just made it into Chinatown for the last day of New Year celebrations. We saw lions and dragons, set off fireworks and listened to lots of drumming. We love Chinese New Year and try to go every year. Happy … Continue reading

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tools of the kitchen

I had a mixer for several years. I used it a lot for the first few years. It was my go-to baking tool. But one of tricky things about urban living is space. Especially space in the kitchen. We’ve seen … Continue reading

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