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02/17/17 2:00pm
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09/09/16 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The 9/11 memorial at the Center firehouse — an iron girder from Ground Zero. Its only adornment is a brass fire department insignia and the number ‘343,’ a reference to the number of firefighters who died that day.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO
The 9/11 memorial at the Center firehouse — an iron girder from Ground Zero. Its only adornment is a brass fire department insignia and the number ‘343,’ a reference to the number of firefighters who died that day.

Fifteen years ago this Sunday, on a brilliantly clear day, a team of volunteer EMTs from Shelter Island climbed into two ambulances fully loaded with emergency medical supplies and drove west. (more…)

11/22/14 11:00am
James Bornemeier

James Bornemeier

After my descent to the basement laundry room to unload the dryer, I encountered an older woman I had seen many times in the elevator line we share in our Manhattan co-op.

Usually she has a dog on a leash going out for a walk. Over the years I had noticed that she had several dogs, all utterly unremarkable mutts. They had one thing in common: Sniffing my pant leg once then turning away from me with a pained look. I found out some years ago that they weren’t her dogs.
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