Monday, April 28, 2014

Plac Grzybowski: Warsaw, Poland

Yom HaShoah: April 28, 2014

RIP Estera Grinberg from Lubartow, Poland. She died in Sobibor on October 14, 1943. 

Estera Grinberg: "Tomorrow, we will no longer be in this world. The sun will rise and set again, the flowers will bloom and fade– and we won’t be here.” “We have nothing to lose, and what is there that we will miss in the world in which we are living?”

Eda Lichtman, who survived Sobibor: "Only in Israel did I find peace for myself."

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The 1939 Warsaw Telephone Directory

from the NYDailyNews at the NYC Public Library

postcard written to Sala Garncarz

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Whatever. It is what it is... whatever it is.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Gentrification in Chelsea

I walked by this location yesterday and was sad to see about four old adjacent buildings torn down to clear space for probably what will be a new high rise for millionaires.

The red buildings on the left now exist in a few remaining photos and only in my mind.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Barneys Comes Home!

in the NYTimes

in Crain's New York

Barney's comes home at last! My old neighbor across the street will return in 2017.... and lookout Balenciaga, here I come!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Diane Arbus at the Jewish Museum

Eddie Carmel, in 1970, this photo by Diane Arbus.... from a new exhibit at the Jewish Museum 

in the NYPost

at the Jewish Museum

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Straight and to the Left

This is the side entrance to the elementary school I attended on Long Island. And it was at that doorway that my mother handed me an alternative lunch whenever the school lunch on any given day was unappealing.

And it was during Miss Langford's third grade class that we buried a dead hamster in the dirt to the left of that slide in the background...

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Gauguin: Metamorphoses at MoMA

Gauguin: Metamorphoses at MoMA

Siesta, 1893 by Paul Gauguin

Head of Tehura (Tehamana) 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014