So, even if the Staten Island Ferry does have to lock up the toilet paper in the women's bathroom so it doesn't get stolen a hundred times a day, the fact that it is even there means we're more than lucky. It means that of the 3,000 children who die every day from diseases and illnesses related to the lack of sanitation and clean water, not a whole lot of them come from New York City. ** Related Posts:
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.
Please visit myprivateconey.com for additional information and sample works.