Archive for June, 2012

NYC Trivia

Posted on June 23rd, 2012 by Viveca

Times Square NYC

After 9-11, there was a brief period during which the rest of the country liked New York. This might have never happened before, and although I’m generally missing that wheeler-dealer gene, I wanted to capitalize on the love zeitgeist. This was also a period of “nesting,” when it was cool for young adults to stay […]

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Life in Links

Posted on June 19th, 2012 by Viveca

red hat red wall

Places I’ve been, stuff I’ve done. This is most of my life in links.   Circus of the Kids, 2013–Present Playful Productions, 2001–Present Wuqiao Circus Festival & Tour, 2009 Kaplan, 2004–2013 CircusNYC, 2004–present House of Dreams, 2003–2004 Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, 2002–present JuggleNYC, 2002–present Juggle This!, 2002–2011 Circus of the Kids, 2002–2007 Big Apple Circus, 1993–2001 […]

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Everyone is Jumping

Posted on June 9th, 2012 by Viveca

It’s the Israel Day Parade, and I’m on unicycle. Well, actually it’s before the parade, and I’m next to my unicycle checking in at a command center, which is what the parade organizers are calling a production trailer parked on a closed block of 56th Street just east of Fifth Avenue. “Command center” sounds too […]

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R: Bay Ridge/95th Street, Brooklyn

Posted on June 5th, 2012 by Viveca

Welcome to Bay Ridge

Sunday, March 20, 2011 Ooph. No beautiful glowing glass art at this station. The first thing I saw was a homeless person, possibly sleeping or possibly dead, lying on the platform. I looked again, and it was just a dirty, green, puffy coat. Large patches of subway tiles were missing, and the water-stained concrete showed […]

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The End of the Line

Weighing the options

SIR: St. George, Staten Island

Monday, April 9, 2012 Spring break for the Salisbury (CT) public ...

3: 148th Street/Harlem, Manhattan

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 I read a bit of that Quran, ...

S: Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn

Thursday, August 11, 2011 Boy if I thought Damaso changing his ...

NQ: Astoria/Ditmars Boulevard, Queens

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 It’s been almost five months since our ...

JEZ: Jamaica Center/Parsons Archer, Queens

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 We take the J because we both ...

SIR: Tottenville, Staten Island

Saturday, March 26, 2011 Holy end-of-the-line, Batman, Staten Island is really ...

2: Wakefield/241st Street, The Bronx

Thursday, March 24, 2011 We pull a last-minute switcheroo on our ...

R: Bay Ridge/95th Street, Brooklyn

Sunday, March 20, 2011 Ooph. No beautiful glowing glass art at ...

L: 14th Street/8th Avenue, Manhattan

Friday, March 18, 2011 This trip feels oddly important. It’s the ...

1: South Ferry, Manhattan

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Sometimes, admittedly not as often as I’d ...

L: Rockaway Canarsie, Brooklyn

Sunday, March 13, 2011 After 18 years here, the cultural associations ...

6: Pelham Bay Park, the Bronx

Monday, February 21, 2011 We went to Manhattan. We went to ...

M: Middle Village, Metropolitan Ave., Queens

Saturday, February 19, 2011 Yesterday kids were playing basketball outdoors in ...

A: Inwood-207th Street, Manhattan

Thursday February 3, 2011 The idea had been hanging over my ...