Love This Part of Town

I just love the narrow, cavernous streets, and all the old buildings. Although there does seem to be a fair amount of new buildings.

Yesterday was my first day at my new Census job and it was surprisingly great. They have to hire thousands of enumerators and I’m in the group that’s calling thousands of people to ask them if they want a job. Most people said “YES!” and were, like me, grateful for the work.

All day long I got to call people and give them good news. “You applied for a job and there’s a position available, do you want it?” “YES!” “It’s yours!” “THANK YOU!” It was nice.

Plus, I like the people I work with. The office is in a place that’s easy to get to, so I’m good.

Okay, I am a little freaked about how little time I have left now for writing, interviewing and reading for my new book. I’ll manage, I’m sure. But I am a little stressed. I can’t lie.

Don’t you love this street though? Isn’t this how you imagine New York to look? This is where I get to go to work every day.


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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6 thoughts on “Love This Part of Town

  1. That is how I kinda picture New York, from all the movies and tv shows and pics, etc… nostalgic? Or just fabricated? Either way, cool ambience! 🙂

  2. Stacy, I don’t know why you’re so generously providing the Census Bureau with another employee.

    The way I see it, you should be taking 3 or 4 months at your estate out on the Gold Coast or at least the Hamptons in order to get your mind right to be psychologically mellow to tackle your new book.

    I don’t seem to recall Norman Mailer or Joyce Carol Oates ever going to work in some ordinary job when it interfered with them being in optimum condition to pursue their art…

  3. We’ve been wanting to say Congrats on the new book deal. We are very happy for you and hope all goes well with the book and your new job. Hope to see you soon!

  4. Stacy. You never cease to amaze me. From the moment I picked up “Waiting For My Cats To Die”
    I knew you were a special person. Not mini-school bus special, just amazingly special. I’m mindful that this is a public comment so I’ll be careful not to go over the line. Thanks for sharing so much of who you are with us. It’s refreshing and invigorating to be reminded that people like you still thrive in this crazy world. I am thankful that I know you.

  5. There is no better place to be stressed than on the streets of New York. The human tide keeps you afloat.

  6. Don, wow. Thank you. I’m touched.

    Karen, thank you!! There must be some occasion coming up, some family thing! It’s been a while.

    Weston, yeah.

    Greg: hahahaha.

    Other Karen: it’s a very photogenic city. All you have to do is point your camera and shoot. The people, the buildings, there’s just so much.

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