Category Archives: Brooklyn

Catch It: Café Dada

Her laughter was unforgettable, her smile was sunshine, and her crab cakes were to live for. That’s how I remember my Aunt Vivie. When I would visit her at her home in the quaint seaside town of Cape May, New … Continue reading

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Catch It: Xiˈan Famous Foods

“How sweet this crust.” Such were the words of Henry D. Thoreau and similar words from a family of six from China, sitting on a bench in Central Park; eating burgers, noodles, and soups from Xiˈan Famous Foods on the … Continue reading

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Catch It: Emily: A Special Experience

“There is more to New York than New York,” the NYC subway advertisement read, while I sat on the C-Train, traveling downtown to Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn. On Wednesday, March 5th, I trekked to a literary event at St. Joseph’s … Continue reading

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Catch It: Valentine’s Memorable Days

“That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But it is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been. Pause … Continue reading

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Catch It: Li-Lac Chocolates

Once, I worked at an Intellectual Property Law Firm in downtown Manhattan. In the afternoons, my dear friend Lisa and I would go to the café next door; we ordered one piece of dark chocolate and tea; we were back … Continue reading

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I remember my first New York City Marathon in 1996.  I was coming into Williamsburg, clutching my palms, my eyes glaring, daring the chilled air to slow me down.  Thinking, “Thank God—soon Manhattan, it will be over.”  I just wanted … Continue reading

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