Unlikely Christmas Lights

This picture doesn’t communicate the sheer immensity of this crane, but what I was trying to take a picture of was the Christmas lights someone strung along the arm. Even though it’s there to do a terrible thing, to erect luxury housing in place of a much needed hospital in my neighborhood, I love that someone put up those Christmas lights.

RIP St. Vincent's

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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