Remembering ~

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Memorial text, September 23, 2017

Just the very last bit of the huge inscription on the floor of the NYC AIDS Memorial. The inscription is “huge” because it’s all of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself,” quite a long poem! Find a link to it at this site here, which also has a nice photo of the whole memorial site. Somewhat poignantly (or worse!?), the tall building in the background is really a part of the memorial too since it stands on the site of St. Vincent’s Hospital, which was a major HIV-AIDS treatment center. Read all about the building’s condos and their eye-popping price-tags in this New York Times article here. St. Vincent’s history and its role in the AIDS epidemic has also been featured previously in these pages, in this post here.

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Birdhouse, book house ~

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Jefferson Market Garden birdhouse, September 22, 2017

This intriguing birdhouse is hanging in a tree in the Jefferson Market Garden, a wonderful pocket oasis right next to the Jefferson Market branch of the New York Public Library, which is in the background of this picture. See other pictures of the Jefferson Market Library, in this post here and this post here.