Places I’ve Lived


Norfolk, VA. Born there, while father was in Navy. Left when I was three-months-old.
Rockville Center, Long Island. No memory of it.
Levitown, Long Island. The epitome of suburbia I’m told, but I have no memory of it.
Centerport, Long Island. Loved it here, was unhappy when we moved. We lived across the street from what is now a protected nature preserve. Lots of woods and swamps and streams.
Huntington, Long Island. This is basically where I grew up.
Syossett, Long Island. Lived here after parents divorced.
Jensen Beach, Florida. Went to school at the Florida Institute of Technology to study oceanography.
Athens, OH. Transferred to Ohio University to study photography.
Waltham, MA. Transferred to Tufts University and the Museum School. Also to study photography and fine arts.
Cambridge, MA. Waltham was depressing, so I moved to Cambridge. Loved Cambridge. But my dream has always been, since I was a little girl, to live in …
Manhattan. Look at the picture! That’s my home.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “Places I’ve Lived

  1. Stacy – we go to that place across from where you lived in Centerport alot. It’s called Betty Allen Park. If you come out the 23rd for Chris’s graduation dinner and want to come out alittle early we could go for a nostalgic walk though there. It is still very pretty and serene. Let me know.

  2. What an amazing photograph…
    Cute idea. I enjoyed reading your list (I might steal the idea and do the same one day on my blog). You were quite the wanderer! Do you ever envision a day when you would leave Manhattan for somewhere else? Kelly and I are already talking about our next trip…

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