Some of you know that most of my stories / novels are set in New York City. I can’t help it. I lived there for only four years, but they were my formative years (for me, this was ages 24-29 – I was a bit of a late bloomer). Anyway, the place grips and owns me. I doubt I’ll ever really understand why or escape its grasp. And that’s okay with me.
That said, I spend a lot of time researching various historical aspects of the city, and stumbled upon my new VERY FAVORITE site. Check it out: Ephemeral New York. I love it almost as much as ice cream.