Walking with Ghosts, A Love Letter to NYC

The first time I ever went to the Lower East Side of Manhattan I was in my late teens. Of course, living on Long Island, I had been in the city numerous times, especially with my grandmother Helen who loved the theater. I remember even back then (in the early to mid-80’s) feeling like such…

The Long Redemption

redemption |riˈdemp sh ən| the action of regaining or gaining possession of something in exchange for payment, or clearing a debt. • archaic the action of buying one’s freedom. A little over seventeen years ago, I walked out of Bayview Correctional Facility in Chelsea, Manhattan, a free woman. It’s hard to believe it’s been seventeen…