The barber, Malik, was happy to let me take the picture; his client wanted to be sure his haircut was evenly done first, which we both assured him it was. This was a a couple of weeks ago, before barbershops had reopened. Malik gave me his number – if you’re interested PM me for it.
Some people refer to the area north of 96th Street on the West Side and its denizens as Upper Schlepistan, because of all the alte kackers kicking around up there. Last weekend we joined them for an anti-racist protest featuring a chime after we chanted each of the names of approximately 175 victims of police or vigilante violence or murder.
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I have heard that with the strange dislocations of Covid-19 more varied birds have been returning to the city. Several weeks ago I caught a bright red cardinal on a walk in Riverside Park and then last week this bluejay.