A My Private Coney project Flash non-fiction, brief moments and old memories of a city and mother's emotional and physical real estate disappearing at the speed of heartbreak.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Vanishing New York Highlights Her New York: C.O. Moed Faints
Jeremiah's Vanishing New York a.k.a. The Book of Lamentations: a bitterly nostalgic look at a city in the process of going extinct, one of THE most important blogs in the world (which NY is) highlighted IT WAS HER NEW YORK on it's Wednesday July 22nd blog. Vanishing New York
To say that this is an honor is an understatement. Jeremiah Moss is a New York hero who epitomizes the African proverb "Only when lions have historians will hunters cease to be heroes."
Well, Mr. Moss is one mean-ass lion with a computer and because of that, our city won't have to go quietly into the night.
MY PRIVATE CONEY presents IT WAS HER NEW YORK, the short stories that accompany the work-in-progress video and photo collection of the same name (myprivateconey.com - media link - IT WAS HER NEW YORK). The stories and the media explore the tender rubble that holds both my mother, Florence's and New York's soul as one disappears into old age and the other into gentrification. All are real observations and/or experiences with very little tall-tale telling.
Except when it makes the story better.
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