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In the summer of 2002, just before the 1st anniversary of 911, my late fiance Donna Devine Potter and I passed an intersection in Grasmere and saw an unusual sight: flowers, angels and posters. We pulled over and walked through what was a tribute to the tragic loss, suffered by Staten Island in the 9/11 attacks. It was overwhelming. Donna and I didn’t know anyone who was lost on that tragic day, but Donna cried and I held her tightly. Her tears flowed not only for the fallen, but also for the families and friends of the departed. It was then that we met Wendy Pellegrino, the creator of Angels Circle. Wendy herself didn’t know any of the fallen, but she felt the need to supply a place for the families, to remember them and to light a candle. She did this out of respect. Donna and I wrote about Wendy’s accomplishments and service in 2002 in the 1st Anniversary Edition of our magazine. It is now the ninth anniversary of 9/11 and Wendy continues to nurture Angels Circle, with the same love and respect to the victims, families and friends. It has been years since I last saw Angels Circle and now with my own personal loss the feelings are more intense than ever. I now look at Angels Circle, and I don't just see 3000 victims anymore. How many people did they know? 50? 60? 90? Let’s say a 100. That’s 300,000 people personally affected by this tragedy. The roughly 40,000 soldiers who have been wounded or have died to preserve our freedoms also deserve our respect, not only for them, but for their family and friends also. All told, there are millions of people directly affected by this tragedy, plus all the other Americans that were indirectly affected. Recently, with the enormous conflict over the proposed mosque and Muslim Community center near Ground Zero, it gets me wondering: Where's the respect? Is anybody listening to anybody anymore? Or are we all just screaming into the hopeless night? Our great nation affords the same great freedoms to all of us. We have fought many wars to earn and protect

those rights--sometimes even against our own government. Those freedoms are given to every American, Muslim or otherwise--freedoms that cannot always be found in many Islamic countries. Our Government and Society respects their legal rights: for their legal rights are our legal rights. Yet, I cannot help but feel the pain and the burden of those protesting the Center. Locating the Center in Lower Manhattan ignites many terrible memories of that day. Staten Islanders suffered a particularly tremendous loss that day, more than any other of the 5 boroughs. All of New York and all of America watched the horror of 9/11, and as the smoke cleared we came together as one, with passion and furvor. We wept for all those who passed and became brothers with those who came to support us in our time of loss. Pain and loss united the whole country, made every American a hero in his or her own way. Those who sacrificed that day are still heros and they live on through all of us. We, as their standard bearers, now speak for them. Let us always respect their memory by being strong, but also as generous as this country has been to us. Many of us hope and ask that a compromise be reached with the building of the mosque. Ground Zero has become hallowed ground to us and we hope that the builders of the community center will respect that. But, more importantly, we must never lose sight of the fact that the Heroes of 9/11 died in the very act of protecting us from tyranny: the same sort of tyranny that would destroy a Muslim's right to worship and live where he may choose. The principles of America are those of acceptance and inclusion. It has not always been easy, but time and again in our history immigrants have come to our shore seeking what makes this country the Best Country on Earth: that our Government respects its people above all else and welcomes with opening arms all those who believe in the future. God Bless America. Co-Publisher Gregory Charles.


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LoBaido does it again They say that everything is bigger in Texas, which can definitely be said of the World’s Largest American Flag Mural.   Local Grasmere artist Scott Lobaido, who was interviewed in the March 2010 edition of Top Deal, has finally done it. When we last checked in with Lobaido, he was very busy creating metal installations for the Staten Island community.   In 2006 he began, and completed, the Flags Across America project, where for 10 months he zigzagged across America in his old Suburban with one lofty goal: to paint a flag in each and every state.   “I just want to get people to love America,” he said. Working mainly on rooftops, but also walls, Lobaido’s proverbial cherryon-top is a 150,000 sq ft, 3 1/2 acre Old Glory on the roof of the Lamons Gasket Co. in Houston, TX, completed Independence Day 2010.  Appropriately, the flag is located directly next to William P. Hobby Airport and will serve as a beautiful greeting to soldiers and civilians alike as they return home to one of America’s largest cities.  A Houston mom, the mother of an American soldier, called the flag a “big Welcome Home” for her son--expected to fly

into Hobby from Iraq this this summer. “I cannot wait for him to see this,” she told Lobaido. Sadly, Lobaido's old suburban finally kicked the bucket somewhere in Pennsylvania on the way home from Texas, but never fear, Lobaido assures his fans that the reliable 1998 Chevy Suburban will be towed back to New York for repairs. When asked if he would stop painting flags now that he has created the world’s largest flag, if his work was done? Lobaido said, “Not yet, but when a kid comes up to me and shows me a flag they drew and what it means to them, well that’s mission accomplished.” Business, Professional and Entertainment Guide

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Angels Circle By Wendy Pellegrino

On September 11th 2001 The World Trade Center was attacked by terrorists. This attack was the worst mass murder in the history of the United States. From that hatred a little piece of Heaven evolved here called “Angels Circle” This is the story of Angels Circle. Then and Now.

Then It was September 11th, 3 AM (then the 12th), I am wide awake in the middle of a nightmare. It felt like a dream, this couldn’t be real, I could not sleep. It was the darkest day, the deepest sorrow, it took over every part of me. The news on the TV was incomprehensible. As if in a trance I went into my garage and painted a sign “God Bless our Heroes.” Almost uncontrollably, for some reason I crossed the street from my house and put the sign, with an American flag and some candles, in this empty piece of property in the middle of the street. The news was on and what I heard changed my life forever--as it did, I’m sure, for all Americans. What’s strange is that in 2000 I began hand painting and decorating denim jackets with American

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Flags, using rhinestones and studs. On the back on the jackets I painted “Freedom Without Fear.” I would give them to friends and family, and one I sent to Susan Molinari for her little daughter Ruby (I think in memories). But after that day, that saying no longer held true. Americans now would live in fear forever. Fear and sorrow was now in everyone’s eyes. The next day when I went to put another candle, someone had put a picture on a stick. It was of Michael Commoretta, the youngest firemen killed. Pictures started sprouting up like wild flowers in a field. Some read “missing” or “have you seen.” I started adding more candles every night to illuminate the faces. I started talking to the people--their daughters, sons, husbands, wives, friends, brothers, sisters--they were missing. I could see the depth of

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their sorrow through their eyes, a look I had never seen before. THEY KNEW, but could not, would not, accept what the truth was--no one was recovered, but the families still looked. More and more pictures were added and more and more people gathered, consoling each other, waiting. Sitting there, I realized that they came every day because they so desperately needed to come to where they could find them and see them. It gave them comfort to see their faces. They needed to find them. I knew what I had to do. I went to the Parks Department and adopted the property. They must have thought I was planning a garden, but they had no idea. I was determined to provide a beautiful place where these horrified families could come and always find their loved ones--they needed it,


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and they needed it right away. My neighbors began helping me, Barbara and Solonge Berte. Families were now leaving pictures in my mailbox- I sorted them out and began the task of creating what I began to call “Angels Circle”, a circle of Love. This would be a little piece of heaven here on Staten Island. I called it “Angels Circle” after the expression “we travel with a certain circle of friends”, and now the families who lost loved ones would now travel through life with a certain circle of angels. In 2002 a Priest from the Vatican visited and blessed our little piece of heaven. Every holiday it is decorated so the families can come by and leave an ornament and the children can participate and come to a sad but beautiful place. Candles are lit on their birthdays as well as on all the holidays. Fred Ariemma, who I call “Earth Angel” stepped in and began donating and maintaining the beautiful flowers and many decorations. I put in 200 solar lights to light up all of the Angels’ faces. I then added the

lanterns (donated by St. Joseph Hill Academy. 2004)

Now Over the years, Fred Ariemma put in a cement walkway so that people would not walk in mud, and also benches so the elderly could sit. Angel statues were placed everywhere. Sam and Rose Esposito who lost their son and nephew joined Solonge, Joe and Julie Berte, Elmer who lost his daughter, and myself. We were now the official team and a legal not-for-profit organization. In 2003 the street sign I had made went up “Angles Circle, A Little Piece of Heaven”. The fire department donated a flag pole in 2004 and Rescue 5 installed it. They lost 11 firemen. Now an “Angel Circle” flag was made and revealed at one of the 9/11 ceremonies that I hold every year. In 2005 Fred Ariemma added small water fountains to soothe the sand. We needed a fence for safety reasons and with the help of Coun-

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cilman Oddo 3 fence companies donated and installed a $ 25,000 fence. Then along came Brian Heel of Heel Monuments. They donated a 20 foot angel on the bottom of which were inscribed the words I wrote in the beginning of the story: "On 9/11 2001 the World Trade Center was attacked by terrorists..." In 2006 we installed electricity, but just last year we had an electrical fire and Con Edison, wouldn’t turn the electricity back on unless it was done properly and up to code. In stepped another Earth Angel, Kevin Walsh of Walsh Electric. I would have been lost without him. We needed permits, a telephone pole, and a Con Edison meter. Kevin took care of everything, donating his time and labor. When the families and community found out I needed donations for the pole and some fixtures, everyone, even strangers stepped up and I was touched by the response. Even electricians called to donate their time, but Walsh had it all covered. Continued on p. 10

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The Teddy Atlas foundation donated $500 towards the electric bill and our borough president was of tremendous help with the permits and getting an address for Angels Circle since it is in the middle of the street. Over the years, South Shore Signs made the weatherproof pictures which to this day are beautiful. Our Staten Island community is a wonderful one. Stated Islanders along with our politicians and Borough President, Jim Molinaro have big hearts. Angel Circle was the ONLY place anyone could go to in the earlier years from 2001. It was the only place the families and friends were able to

go to mourn. To date this has been the personal little piece of heaven for all those who lost someone. It is and has always been where we travel with a certain circle of friends “those who believe in angels”. Over the years, many of the young widows have remarried and moved

away. Many of the mothers and fathers and grandparents who put a loved one in Angels Circle have also moved to get away from the memories. Many have passed away from illness as well. Many call from other States to ask me to please light a candle on his or her birthday for them. Though I did not lose anyone and though I did not know anyone of those in the Circle of Angels that I travel with they are now very much alive to me. I can tell you exactly where they are in the Angels Circle; I have met their families, friends, lovers, and children. I have seen their children grow up, some follow in their fathers’ footsteps by becoming firemen or police-

men. I have learned that the young children did not realize the severity of what happened while the teenagers and older children did and suffered like most. Visitors have come and shared stories with me; I have heard all the stories of that morning, the stories of their lives, their secrets.

I thank the wonderful Earth Angels who have Given of themselves generously: Fred Ariemma and crew. Michael and Anthony Ariemma Sam and Rose Esposito (Rose passed away last year). Solonge, Joe and Julie Berte Elmer Bochen. Fence Companies- Thomas

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Kevin Walsh-Walsh Electric. The Teddy Atlas Foundation. The Steph Seil Foundation. Councilman Oddo. Borough President James Malinaro. The Staten Island Bags and Pipes 9/11 ceremonies.

There will be a ceremony on 9/11 at 8:30 pm

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Staten Island Events in September 2010 Calendar Art Exhibits

9/12 Sun, 1 lam-5pm - Staten Island Museum 60th Annual Fence Show - Outdoor Art Show To showcase art, contact Donna Pagano at (718) 4937106. Snug Harbor Road and Kissel Avenue 10/6 Wed. Oct, Guest Artist Exhibition at NYC Art Cypher 12 Broad St. 718-981-8510

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9/18, Sat, 11am-7pm Brianna’s dream fight to find a cure for myotonic muscular dystrophy. Demottis park-tompkins ave. Live bands and food.

WHAT'S UP (718) 483-7104 for reservations and information. Bayou, 1072 Bay Street, fee 9/25 Sat, 10am-4pm - Historic House Trust Festival Weekend - At the Conference House, extended tour hours,special activities. 7455 Hylan

Dance

Every Tues 7:30PM Israeli Folk Dancing w/Sara Cohen J.C.C. all ages 718 475-5227 or 917 952-0183 Every Wed 7-9PM English Country Dance Up Stairs in court House Richmond Town 718 351-1611

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with the Beasts - One of Staten Island Zoo’s most loved programs. Help prepare some food for critters. 614 Broadway

9/4 Sat, 1 lam - Staten Island Museum Walking Tours: Tottenville To register call Patricia M. Salmon at (718) 483-7123, fee

9/29 Wed, 2:30pm - DropIn Budding Artists at Clay Pit Ponds - Using the natural world as our inspiration, children will draw, paint, write or create other artwork to take home, ages 4+. Preregistration is REQUIRED for all programs: (718) 605-3970. 2351 Veterans Road West.

9/3 Fri, 7:30pm - Aesthetics Working Forum 312 Fillmore Street

9/11 Sat, 11am -1776 Peace Conference Celebration - A recreation of the attempted peace talks between the British and the Americans. Conference House, 7455 Hylan Boulevard, fee

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9/25 Sat, 2pm - SI Zoo Beach Cleanup - Join the SI Zoo at their annual Beach Cleanup. Bring gloves. Conference House Lawn, 7455 Hylan Blvd. 10/2, Sat Taking Steps to Cure Cancer Midland Beach Promenade 877-LTN-WALK LIGHTTHENIGHT.ORG

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September 2,3,5 11 am-7pm Richmond County fair 9/25 , Sat 5-9pm The Autumn Moon in the Chinese Scholars Garden. $8 General Admission Snug Harbor (718) 448-2500 9/25 Sat 1-5pm 6th Annual Museum Day

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9/5 Sun, 2pm - “Gateway To India: A Potpourri of Indian Dances” Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway 9/19, Sun 3pm and 7 pm 2010 New York International Choreographers Festival Staten Island Ballet Williamsburg Theatre Free, Registration required Center for the Arts, college of Staten island 2800 Victory Boulevard, Building 1P-113 (718) 982-2690 9/5 Sun, 2pm - “Gateway To India: A Potpourri of Indian Dances” Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway 9/19, Sun 3pm and 7 pm 2010 New York International Choreographers Festival Staten Island Ballet Williamsburg Theatre Free, Registration required Center for the Arts, college of Staten island 2800 Victory Boulevard, Building 1P-113 (718) 982-2690

9/18 Sat, 2pm/ 25 Saturday 2:30pm - Staten Island’s History Now: William T. Davis. Conference House Visitors Center, 298 Satterlee Street, free

3rd Sat of Each 10AM-12PM Junior Science Club w/Clay Wollney S.I. Museum 718 483-7105

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4th Thur of Each Month The Natural Science & Ecology Club

Every Tuesday Richmond Town Book Club For Adults 718 351-1611 Every Thur 11:30-12:30 The Story Museum Up to 5 year old Richmond Town 718 351-1611, ext. 280 Every Wed 3:30PM After School Book Club Grades 4-7 718 351-1611, ext. 280 5/8 Sat 2-3PM See above.

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Sep 9-10, Disneys Micky Magic Show! Come be a part of the magic7pm 20$,36$,46$,65$,80$ St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt Street (718) 442-2900 9/3 Fri, 3pm- Drop-In Young Scientists 2351 Veterans Road West 9/26 Sun, 8:30am - Breakfast

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9/12 Sun An Evening with Tony Orlando 7pm VIP 75$ 55$ 45$ 25$ St George theatre 35 hyatt street (718) 442-2900 9/24 Fri 7:30pm The Knights at Springer Concert Hall. Free, reservations required Center for the Arts, college of Staten island 2800 Victory Boulevard, Building 1P-113 (718) 982-2690 10/2 Saturday An Evening with Johansen 8pm 42$ 37$ 32$ 17$ St George theatre 35 hyatt street (718) 442-2900

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HOW TO AVOID RISKY BACK SURGERY WITH A BREAKTHROUGH NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT AND GET OUT OF PAIN FAST

Here's how the newest breakthrough non-surgical back pain and sciatica treatment may end your pain and solve your herniated, bulging or degenerated disk pain problems... If you suffer from back pain and want to avoid risky back surgery, there is a new, breakthrough, nonsurgical treatment that can get you upright fast with very minimal pain. Here’s how the newest breakthrough non surgical back pain and sciatica treatment may end your pain and solve your herniated, bulging or degenerated disc pain problems… You may be thinking “what is going to happen to me if I can’t find a solution to my neck, back or leg pain? Great news!! A new extremely effective non-surgical new back-pain treatment is now available it Staten Island. If you are suffering from neck, back or sciatica, having pain at the belt line, fire down your legs, numb legs, feet or toes or feel like a knife is stuck in your back: you owe it to yourself to investigate this new procedure. For people who suffer from back pain, the story used to go something like this: It starts out hopeful. Just go to a doctor and he will take care of you. He will know what to do. But then something very odd happens to you. You discover your primary care physician is not really equipped to handle that job. He or She is very busy treating infections, not chronic pain.This is very apparent with your drug prescription: Soma muscle relaxers and Norco, neurotin, or any other of the various prescribed pain medications. You then take the drugs soon to feel strangely like you’re not altogether there and you're immediately sick. You feel nausea and vomit the drugs up as fast as you swallowed them. When you get sick of that (pardon the pun, I couldn’t resist!) you go back to your doctor looking for another more appealing treatment. It’s time for physical therapy. The thing you already can’t do!! You already can’t bend over, twist, lift things and now they want you to do more of it with a bunch of other back pain sufferers. Gimme a break. The chiropractor comes next; only to have the pain return, maybe worse than before (not because chiropractic doesn’t work, your condition is just too deteriorated or severe). Then, you try acupuncture because you read in a magazine that it could help pain. Then, you realize sticking a bunch

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of needles in you will not magically remove the bulging disc that is crushing your nerve and causing you pain. You try massage, as you read on the internet massage may help alleviate back pain… only to be disappointed. You’re now beginning to feel desperate. Back to your primary care doctor to tell him about your adventures hoping he will have a different answer this time. He does. “We can inject pain drugs through a big needle into your spine” you cringe in fear and reluctantly agree at this point. “Now I will be fixed,” you hope, or at least that’s what you’ve been led to believe. But results vary, you may have either no pain relief, some pain relief, a whole lot of pain relief...or it might make you have more pain. The second pain shot (oh yes there will be a second and a third) is usually less effective (or not at all) and requires a second dose. You come to the realization that drugs will not fix the disc bulge or herniations still crushing the delicate nerves causing you pain. Finally, your doctor recommends seeing a “specialist“ (back surgeon) who can do risky surgery. If you’ve read the latest article in the journal of American medical association you will see surgery patients and non-surgery patients turned out the same. So, why even do surgery? Risk paralysis, death, infections, and more pain? No thanks. So, back to the question: What are you going to do if you are stuck between serious neck, back, or leg pain and surgery? Finally some good news!! If you’ve been suffering with neck, back or arm pain, sciatica caused by a disc bulge, disc herniations, slipped or compressed discs. There may be an answer for you. My name is Dr. Robert m Browne dc. And the process is called True Spinal Decompression Therapy utilizing the DRX 9000. Being the only doctor on Staten Island with this technology, I have treated hundreds of people just like you. There is no reason your back or neck pain should be any different. In fact, I’m so confident we can help you, I’m willing to back it up... but not with empty promises. I GUARANTEE you will only be accepted into our program IF

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YOU QUALIFY for the treatment AFTER having THE MOST THOROUGH AND COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT YOU HAVE EVER HAD or I will buy you lunch (I haven’t yet bought one yet!) Yes! I am very confident BUT I can’t help EVERYBODY… you see there’s a very small percentage of people we cannot help. Here's what a couple of applicants said after I told them both I couldn’t help them: “the doctor listened to my problems at length and in detail and when I was told he could not help he still took time to address all of my concerns, despite the fact I wasn’t a candidate. The exam I had was very thorough, more so than any doctor I have seen yet. The doctor explained things to me that no one else ever has “ Non candidate Staten Island NY “After meeting with the doctor, we discussed and reviewed my records to see if I was truly a candidate spinal decompression. Unfortunately the doctor let me know that I was not a candidate, but did give me the option to utilize his other services in the future.” Non candidate Staten Island NY And that’s why I’m offering a limited time... the FREE “Damaged Disc” Qualifying Assessment. That’s right. No charge and no obligation to buy or do anything. But, you will find out if you are a candidate for this revolutionary new disc treatment. You won’t be left wondering if True Spinal Decompression could have eliminated your pain. At your FREE Assessment we’ll check out you’re: ligaments, muscle activity, hips, pain levels, reflex response, discs, tendons, spine, pelvis, x-rays or MRI, range of motion, and nerve function. Just read what a few of our patients that have been through the procedure had to say: “I read about the DRX 9000 in the Staten Island Advance. I had been suffering from lower back pain radiating down my buttock, hip and thigh for 3 years. I had

tried medication, physical therapy, and epidural injections; all of which were unsuccessful. I could not sit for more that 20 minutes at a time, couldn’t go on long car rides, and couldn’t reach for anything that was higher than me. At one point the pain became so terrible that I was out of work for 5 weeks. I went through six weeks of treatment on the DRX 9000 at Dr. Browne’s office and am now able to sit as long as I want and go on long car rides. I am also going back to the gym and be able to exercise. I am 90% better and can live my life. – Francis Staten Island, NY “I had been suffering with lower back pain for months. All the doctors saw I saw only treated with pain killers. I read about the DRX 9000 in an advertisement, and decided to go in for a free consultation. Dr. Browne and his staff were very polite and accommodating. The service was excellent and I am 90% better! -Paul Staten Island, NY “For 15 years I had suffered from neck and mid back pain, trying everything from acupuncture to shots of pain medication. I was willing to try anything when a friend referred me in to see Dr. Browne. His free consultation was very informative and even though I was skeptical because of the price, I decided to start treatment on the DRX 9000-C. I am now pain free and enjoying life again. -Linda Staten Island, NY You too can be one of the success stories, call now!

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The Girl with the Funny Bread

by Helen Albanese Growing up: It always started with a little stomach ache. She would complain of a stomach ache, usually as soon as lunch or dinner began. Or, she just wasn’t all that hungry and didn’t want to sit at the table. This little girl just wanted to drink or eat fruit-bad habits. Her family was Italian and ate day Old Italian bread for breakfast and pasta twice a day. Soup had pastina-she would only eat the broth, pasta with tomato sauce or meat, her pasta was always left behind. How was she going to put on weight and get rid of those dark circles under her eyes with these eating habits? If she ate more bread and pasta, she wouldn’t be as tired, she’s always sleeping lazy little girl Five years old: The doctor “Her bowels are backed up, I don’t know why she didn’t complain. Because she is impacted, we are going to have to get her “evacuated,” her bowels I mean that must be it. She should drink more water; eat more veggies. That should do it.” Eight years old: Mom: “She’s probably nervous about her communion now, that’s why she’s complaining about being nauseous, she has to show up on an empty stomach and she’s not used to it. She says the host gives her a tummy ache...” The doctor: “Her appendix has to come out, now we know why she’s had these tummy problems, too bad we didn’t find it sooner.” Ten years old: The dad: She’s always complaining --she does it for attention, she’s acting like

Part 1of 2 a baby She says she feels like she has a fever--but, the thermometer says no. Her ear hurts-there’s no infection. Her joints hurt--probably growing pains; there wasn’t any bruise and besides she should be more careful playing, she’s so clumsy. She did have that anemia-well we are getting her shots for that, As the years go by: She’s one of those people that become germ phobic well it takes all kinds and she just wants there to be something wrong. It’s probably for the attention she gets. She always has a rash or hive or a pimple or some kind of ache or pain, she’s always in the bathroom washing her hands. She does get a lot of rashes and those little bumps on her nose that blister, she must be picking at herself. Does this sound familiar? There are those that think perhaps a little tough love would put this little girl right. My kid--your kid--someone else’s? But the little kid I’m talking about was myself as a child. Always sickly, always excuses, idiopathic to my family and my family had to agree with their expert advice. If they were paying attention, they would have noticed that the first part of idiopathic is idiot. I figured that out years too late. Over forty years ago growing up in a
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I remember my pediatrician being a gentle
 caring man and sometimes I could swear he would give me a confused look
when he examined me. I think he knew something was wrong and yet, try as
he might, he couldn’t get it. I come from a family of four. An older sister with a great appetite, she always ate hers, and mine. My younger brother loves bread. Today, both of my older siblings struggle with their weight. I have a younger sister, neither thin nor fat with a happy relationship with food. I never had a happy relationship with food growing up. I loved food but food didn’t love me, I always thought of meals as an opportunity to fight with my parents and feel woozy. I did become the classic germ phobic, looking for the magic bullet to take all my aches and pains away. I became macro biotic. I became vegan. I slept well, I didn’t

smoke, didn’t drink, didn’t stay out late, I worked out incessantly..yet I felt horrible. The funny thing is that sometimes I would feel great and didn’t know why or when it would end. The skin rashes, the achy wrists, always feeling cold, the dark circles under my eyes. Worst of all, as a woman, the alopecia aureate, and the bald spots would come and go, mostly with stress. I had a limited diet because I had a delicate stomach. I attended therapy for depression, anxiety, lack of attention span; I couldn’t stay enthusiastic about much. I would go to bed early and couldn’t drag myself out of bed on some mornings. I couldn’t focus on my school work, my parents accused me of daydreaming. As an Italian, my parents labeled me lazy or on drugs or both. To be Continued

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he NYC Arts Cypher is an official 501 c3 non-profit organization that is committed to promoting positive values through arts and entertainment programs,projects and events. We are targeted towards at risk youth between the ages of 14 to 18 off of the streets and introduce them to safe, creative environments. The youth in our programs are often those who many have difficulty working with and many have given up on. We believe that every young person has the potential to make significant contributions to the community and deserves the opportunity to show and prove that they can. We operate within our Network-Perform-Excel formula. Young people are attracted to the NYC Arts Cypher because we offer them opportunities to: Express themselves within arts and entertainment. Enhance their self esteem, self respect and self confidence. Develop skills and abilities to excel at their passion. Be around professionals that genuinely care about them. Explore career opportunities in the arts and entertainment fields. We offer three main programs: MURAL: Graffiti art classes for young teens to break them away from vandalism and submerge them into an environment where their art can be taken seriously and responsibility. Those who are enrolled in the classes take an oath to not get in trouble for graffiti or vandalism during the course of the classes.This wave of our MURAL classes we are using our arts meets business philosophy. Students will be creating works of art on canvas which will be displayed and possibly sold at Richmond Hood Skate Shop! Breakout! : A hands-on intensive film/video program in which students get the opportunity to create video pieces from pre to post production. Cypher Cyndikit: NYCArtsCypher’s very own b-boy crew. Every Monday and Wednesday from 6- 8 p.m. our studio is used as an open practice spot for dancers. The NYC Arts Cypher is an innovation for the arts and entertainment industry as well as a dynamic non-profit organization that operates within its very own two-level multimedia studio and event space! It is a concept that hopes to be duplicated and established in every major city across the globe. We have come a long way since we came into this. This building was in ruins from a fire and we took the reigns into our hands and created an art space.

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Eyewear Goes Digital By Chris Williams, Optician

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urchasing eyewear can be expensive and confusssing. Today in addition to choosing what frame to wear, you have new lens choices. Including NEW Digital Lenses! A digital lens is a broad statement and implies a new way of making lenses. Traditionally lenses were made with a mold and could combine some variations of curves, but this method was limited. It would produce a small area were the Rx is exact (the optic center). What is becoming known as a digital lens (in the optical field) is a lens produced on new equipment that uses laser technology and computerized programs to produce

lenses with much greater accuracy and larger fields of vision. The new lens manufacturing process can produce traditional lenses or lenses of much greater accuracy, custom to the wearer. So what does this mean to the eyeglass wearer? It means greater choices in what to wear. I, the optician, can create lenses special to you. In the progressive lens market some digitally produced lenses have almost eliminated all wearer discomforts. But not all digital lenses are equal. Hoya Lens Company believes in two sided digital lens production, most lens manufactures believe a front spherical surface and a digital back is

the best. The result to the eyeglass wear is greater choice. For the eyeglass wearer looking to get the best, most commutable vision, digital eyewear offers an exciting new choice. Progressive type lenses were where digital lens technology began. Lens manufactures continued to try to make a more prefect progressive. From there came new uses for the newly created manufacturing process. Today digital lens technology has greatly enhanced the optician’s ability to help you see your best. Many Digital lenses are the same price or cheaper than traditional lenses. However, the manufacturing process (digital) may be great, but

what about the lens design? To get the most benefit from Digital lenses they need to be individual, to fit the frame, and the person. Because the lenses can be made to have the exact effect across are greater area of the lens, the exact starting point is important. Angle and distance will change the effect of the lens, but digital lens technology allows us to compensate for that producing more perfect eyewear. Digital lenses are now becoming popular throughout the optical field, and like most products you will find some versions superior to others. Seek the advice of Licisened Optician to guide you to the best product for your needs.

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Digital Lenses - What is that? We can compare a regular lens to a tube television and a digital lens to a plasma flat panel television. Due to the manufacturing process, a digital lens allows for more peripheral vision and a sharper picture. Digital lens processing offers a higher level of precision when creating the lens and opens up the possibility to create extremely unique and versatile lens shapes and prescriptions. This means no more distortion in larger sunglasses, and no more limits to lens shapes and sizes for your favorite frames. This is thanks to the equipment used to create the lens. By using processing equipment that requires the measure, both surfaces of a lens can be directly surfaced with a high level of accuracy. Visit us online for more information:www.williamsseyework.com

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St. 718 442 9526 Classic Rock Every Saturday live classic rock bands The burrito bar 585 Forest Ave 718-815-9200 9/11 Saturday Wrong side of 40 Dug out pub and grill 1614 Forest Ave. 718-273-4480 25 September TASH brothers Stenys pub 3 hyatt st. 718-442-9526 Concerts 9/12 , Sunday 7pm Tony Orlando St George Theatre 718 442 2900 10/2 8 pm St George theatre 718 442 2900 Country 9/5 Friday the ami jane band Dug out pub and grill

NIGHT FLIGHT 1614 Forest Ave. 718 273 4480 Comedy Comedy Wednesday September 1sr 15th 29th Happy birthday comedy The roost pub 1255 castelton ave. 718650-0310 Cover Bands Every Friday 10PM Westshore Inn 3955 Victory Blvd. 698-9722 10/23 Nine-Deez Nite The Terrace Inn 772 Richmond Terrace 347-466-5916

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Everyfirday D.J. Bad guy and D.J. snow The roost pub 1255 Castleton Ave 718-650-0310 Every Saturday 10 pm D/J/ snow and classic rock The burrito bar 585 forest ave 718-815-9200 Every Wednesday d/j/ snow The burrito bar 585 Forest avenue 718-815-9200 Every Wednesday Thursday Saturday Live D.J. Drunken Monkey 1205 Forest Ave 718-273-2267

Every Wednesday college night with D/J/ mike eagen Dug out pub and grill 1614 Forest Ave. 718-273-4480 Hip hop 10/30 Mark D and zudu Album release party The Terrace Inn 772 Richmond Terrace 347-466-5916 Jazz Every Wednesday 9-12AM Jazz+Blues Jam Session w/The Wolf Pack Adobe Blues 718-720-2583 Every Wednesday Jazz Night Pier 76 76 Bay Street 718-447-7437 Every Sunday Jazz Brunch Burrito Bar 585 Forest Avenue 9/24 Friday lucie

arnaz dinner 7:30 showtime 9:30 Lorenzo Hilton 718-477-2400 12pm and 2 pm Sundays Lorenzos Sunday jazs brunch buffet 29.95 per person Lorenzo Hilton 718-477-2400 9/3 This old house 11pm-1am 63 Lafayette 718-720-2583 9/24 The lost chord 11pm-1am 63 Lafayette 718-720-2583 10/1 John Lynch Group 11pm-1am 63 Lafayette 718-720-2583 10/2 This Old House 11pm-1am 63 Lafayette 718- 720-2583 Karaoke Every Wednesday Westshore Inn

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PARTY GUIDE Victory Blvd. Every Saturday 11PM w/Beeba Nurenburghs v. Nurnberger? 817 Castelton Ave 718-816-7461 Every Tuesday 8:30-12:30 Marina Café 718-967-3077 Every Friday- drunken monkey 1205 forest ave 718-273-2267 Every Friday steinys pub 3 hyatt st 718-442-9526 Every Sunday Sing a long country Dug out pub and grill 1614 Forest Ave. 718-273-4480 Monday- Friday 4-9pm Karaoke w/ Frankie Dug out pub and grill 1614 Forest Ave. 718-273-4480

Oktoberfest Every Saturday and Sunday 2-7pm German oom-pah band The Happy Tones 4254 Arthur Kill Rd. 718 984-1201 9/26 , 11th Annual Octoberfest Beer Tasting Pig-roast 4254 Arthur Kill Rd. 718 984-1201 Male Revue 9/23 Thursday 10pm Savage men 10$ cover Dug out pub and grill 1614 Forest Ave. 718-273-4480 Open Mic Every Wednesday w/Jimmy Mack Leidy’s Shore Inn 748 Richmond Terrace 718-447-9240 Every Wednesday 9pm-12am Jazz and blues jam

session with The Wolfpack Every Friday and Saturday night With Butch porter Tuttoriso 36 Richmond terrace 718-273-7644 Rhythm and blues 9/17 Tom Cintula Group 11pm-1am 63 Lafayette 718-720-2583 9/18 karlus trap 11pm- 1am 63 Lafayette 718-720-2583 9/25 Jonny B and the Blues Blazers 4254 Arthur Kill Rd. 718-984-1201 Every Friday 10pm karlos trap The burrito bar 585 forest ave 718-815-9200 Piano Music Every Thursday Hilton 718-447-2400

Open Mike Every Wednesday 8:30 Oldies 9/10 The Bronx Wanders Dinner 7.30 showtime 9.30 Lorenzo Hilton 718-477-2400 Rock 9/3 Friday Last Minute Dug out pub and grill 1614 Forest Ave. 718 273 4480 9/4 Saturday Dead Cowboys Dug out pub and grill 1614 Forest Ave. 718 273 4480 9/4 michael packer 11pm-1am 63 Lafayette 718 720 2583 9/10 10:30 Queen Tipsy’s Leidys Shore Inn 748 Richmjond

Terracce 718 447 9240 9/10 askold buk 11pm- 1 am 63 Lafayette 718 720 2583 9/10 Saturday fenix down Dug out pub and grill 1614 Forest Ave. 718 273 4480 9/11 Bad Mouth Betties The Terrace Inn 772 Richmond Terrace 347-466-5916 9/18 One too many Saturday night killmeyer 4254 Arthur Kill Rd. 718 984-1201 9/24 Friday City sounds Drunken monkey 1205 forest ave 718-273-2267 9/24 Friday, Over Grown

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Wine tasting Every Wednesday evening Wine down Wednesday 50% off any bot(or bottle) wine Lorenzo’s 718-477-2400, ext. 4 Every Friday & Saturday Nite 4PM-9PM Wine&Liquior Boutique Coral Lanes Richmond Ave & Victory Blvd. 718-370-2710 Every Wednesday Select wine sampling Marina Café 718-967-3077

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THE TERRACE TAVERN My name is Paul Eisenhardt. I started barbacking at Paramount Bar and Grill in Stapleton in 1997. Shortly after I began bartending Saturday Nights. It was a busy bar and I had to learn quickly. In 2000, Joe Territo from Afternoones Restaurant in West Brighton called and offered me a job bartending Friday Nights. I took it immediately and was honored, having been offered a job at one of the busiest bars on Forest Avenue on the busiest night. It was after a staff meeting in 2005 that I started taking the business very seriously. I loved working and bartending but at that meeting I saw the business side of it. I knew then that one day would have my own place. I became bar manager where duties included staff-

ing, inventory, booking bands and DJ’s etc. Working side by side with Joe Territo taught me a lot of what I needed to learn about all the behind the scenes details. In the past few years I had looked at a couple of opportunities to open a place but the situations just didn’t seem right. Finally, in October of 2009 I saw the place that is now The Terrace Tavern. A friend of mine, a real estate broker, found it. We took a look at it and fell in love with the layout. It was an opportunity I had to take. I had mixed emotions about leaving Afternoones because I had been there 10 years and loved the staff, working for Joe, and most of all, bartending--it is a passion that I take very seriously. Nonetheless, I had to take the chance. So, with a little begging, borrow-

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ing, and a lot of help from my family and friends I finally achieved my dream. I sought out as much advice as I could from established business owners such as Joe Territo, Jody Haggerty, Rusty Gaudet, Dan Manzella, the late Jimmy Timmins, and Anthony and John Chierchio. With their advice, help from family and friends, and a lot of hard work and dedication the bar opened in April. The look is very different from the previous establishment, the layout hasn’t changed much but it needed a major makeover. My dream of owning my own establishment came true! I hope the bar will provide for my wife and two children. Everything I do, I do for them. They are the pride and joy of my life. Without their sup-

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port, none of this would be possible. -Entertainment weekly -D.J.’s on Friday -Bands on Saturday Having invested a lot of time and money, the goal is to make this a stable, longterm establishment. Plans to add a kitchen will help with that. We’ll see what the future holds. Rememberance Jimmy Timmins “JT” Original Owner of Elm Park Inn. 59 years old Kids- Luke, Peter, Meaghen, James. Supported at all events Fixture in west brighton forest avenue. Great guy, storyteller Would take shirt off of his back for anyone.


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Mother Nature Build-A-Bird Feeder Workshop Join us for a brief bird hike on the Greenbelt Nature Center trail. Fee per craft participant: $6 non-nembers/$5 Greenbelt Conservancy members. Call (718) 351-3450 or email: naturecenter’sigreenbelt. org

9/12 Sun, 10:00 am Park to Park Hike - Greenbelt Nature Center to Great Kills Park Registration required. Call (718) 351-450 or email: iiahirecentepaisigi’eenbelt.org

Clove Lake Park - Staten Island is a natural funnel through which thousands of birds pass as they migrate for winter safety. Meet atop the Martlings Avenue Bridge. For more information call Howie Fischer at (718) 981-4002. 9/18 Sat, 1 am - Adios to Summer Hike - Hike begins at Greenbelt Nature Center (700 Rockland Avenue intersection of Brielle Ave.) Suitable for ages 8 and up. Registration required. Call (718) 351-3450 or email: naturecenter@ sigreenbelt.org

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Meet at the flag pole near the Eton Place entrance. Call (718) 3513450 or email: naturecenter@ sigreenbelt.org. 2 Eton Place, free 9/11 5pm Remembrance of September 11 - The Alice Austen House Museum and the Staten Island Firefighters will host the annual Remembrance of September 11 in honor of the 343 brothers who lost their lives. Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Blvd.

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9/8 Wed, 10am - Wednesday Birding Walk - Clove Lakes Park Call Ed Johnson at (718) 483-7110 for more information. Clove Lakes Park, Martling Avenue Bridge, free 9/11 , Sat, 11:30 am Swamp Stories at High Rock Park Sit by the swamp for a spell and enjoy a story’ about the critters that live nearby. Includes a short hike. Meet in the \ Rock Park parking lot (Nevada Avenue off Rockland due). Suitable for ages 3-6 with an adult chaperone. Registration required. Call (718) 351-3450 or email: .arecentePG’sigreenbelt.org

9/12 Sun, 1pm - Explore the Blue Trail through La-tourette Woods. Park near the end of Old Mill Road, near St. Andrews Church, off Arthur Kill Road. Registration is required. For more information, contact Sandra at (718) 967-1037.

9/12 Sun,11am-1pm Wolfe’s Pond Park Meet in main parking lot to become a part of the Museum’s very own Citizen-Science project studying dragonflies.  Attend a walk, learn how to identify dragonflies, then get out on your own and submit your observations online!Call Seth Wollney at (718) 483-7105. 9/18 Sat, 9am - The Birds of

9/19 r, Sun ,11:00 am The Hills are Alive! Hike Celebrate a September morning with a beautiful hike through scenic and historic woodlands. Hike is suitable for ages 8 and up. Wear sturdy shoes and wear clothing suitable for the weather and hilly terrain. Hike begins at Greenbelt Nahire Center (700 Rockland Ave. intersection of Brielle Ave.) Call (718) 351-3450 or email: naturecentenflsigreenbelt.org

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tion on land that Law owned. Law promptly denied the request. Wiman pleaded with Law that if he received additional time to meet the terms of their agreement he would have Law’s name live on forever in a form of canonization. Law eventually relented; thus was named the village of Saint George. The area we know today as Saint George was an active locale during the late 1700s and 1800s. Established in 1799, the area that extends from the shoreline just south of today’s Staten Island Ferry Terminal was the site of a Quarantine Station. It bounded up to today’s Saint Marks Place, along Hyatt Street and southward towards Victory Boulevard. Thousands of immigrants were isolated at this site owing to the various infectious diseases they harbored. Quarantine Station doctors would be rowed out to the incoming vessels. Onboard the ships they identified those who appeared to be ill from tuberculosis, cholera, small pox, yellow fever, and other contagious illnesses. This Quarantine Station was operational until 1858. Not surprisingly human remains interred during the Quarantine’s active years were recently unearthed at what became the Saint George Municipal parking lot while it was being prepared for the construction of a new court house and parking lot. The deceased were removed, documented and analyzed, and will be placed back at the site with an appropriate memorial. Before its establishment, the Saint George area was also the site of the first game of lawn tennis played in the United States. Brought from Bermuda by Mary Outerbridge, she and her brother A. Emilius installed a court near the present Staten Island Ferry terminal in 1874. In the early 20th century St. George was also the site where Staten Islanders and visitors from New York were astounded by the feats of Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley. The two were riding high to provide phenomenal displays of horsemanship and sharp-shooting in a Wild West Show that would long be remembered. On the south shore Wiman established a day resort at the former Poillon-AkerlyOlmstead farm. It was Erastus Wiman who established “The Staten Island Ferry” as we know it today--the run from Whitehall to Saint George. While other ferries went to Whitehall, none departed from or arrived at Saint George, as there was no Saint George until Wiman devel-

oped it. He built the tunnel that connected north and east railroad service. He buiit the terminal for the ferries that met the railroads at this location. Most importantly, it is the only ferry that still operates from Staten Island, and the tunnel that allowed it to happen still echoes with the sound of Staten Island Railway passenger trains. With the consolidation of the City of New York in 1898, major change again came to Saint George. Curtis High School opened in 1904, while Borough Hall was dedicated on May 2, 1906. Municipal ferry service, featuring the five new ferryboats of the Borough Class, were introduced during October 1905. The Saint George branch of the New York Public Library, funded by a gift from Andrew J. Carnegie, opened on June 26, 1907. Architectural grandeur culminated in Saint George with the opening of the Richmond County Courthouse in 1919, the United States Post Office on July 1, 1921, and the 120th Police Precinct on November 8, 1923. Though, it was in 1886 that the area was changed forever. During that year Erastus Wiman started a north shore railroad that connected to the previously existing east and south shore railroad. The point of merger was the location that would be dubbed Saint George. At this location the railroads also merged with Wiman’s ferry. Indeed it is the area where the current Staten Island Ferry terminal stands, thus it was Mr. Wiman who established the Staten Island Ferry run from Saint George to Whitehall that we know today. In order to achieve financial success for his ferries and railroads, Erastus Wiman needed to sell tickets for both ventures. For this reason he created numerous Staten Island attractions in the hope that residents and visitors would ride along his transportation routes. He organized the Staten Island Amusement Company which built a state of the art sports stadium in 1886. It held 5,000 individuals and featured a casino with the finest food available. Stunning views of the New York Harbor enabled ticket buyers to witness the installation of the Statue of Liberty in 1886. The stadium was used by the first New York Metropolitans, a baseball team that was said to have participated in what is now considered to be the first World Series in 1884. They would go on to play two seasons at their Saint George stadium, which in addition to its fabulous views, sporting events,


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NIGHT FLIGHT and food, was a structure of architectural significance owing to its Queen Anne style. While providing baseball for the masses, Wiman also brought in lacrosse matches and performances by Cappa’s Seventh Regiment Band. The entire orchestration was capped by an illuminated electrical fountain that created a kaleidoscope of light and water. It was one of the first electrical demonstrations ever experienced on Staten Island. A rich addition to the Saint George community, one that actually existed before Saint George was even established, is the Staten Island Museum. Founded in 1881, by fourteen men interested in the study of nature and history, the first meeting of this illustrious group took place on November 12th of that year. With no permanent home the Association moved over the years. Such Saint George locations as the former Staten Island Academy, Saint George Library, and Staten Island Borough Hall were sites where meetings and exhibits took place. It was on May 31, 1917, that ground was broken for a Public Museum, thus establishing a permanent location for the study and presentation of science, art, and history in Saint George.

But it was not all smooth sailing for Erastus Wiman’s dreams. Many of his investments in St. George began to all deteriorate. The Metropolitans, a baseball team, came in seventh place during both their 1886 and 1887 seasons. The Edison Company soon bought his fountain’s generating equipment to provide electricity for the local community. Ticket buyers did not stand in line for the Kiralfy Brother’s The Fall of Babylon or The Fall of Rome, which featured a pack of live elephants parading along Jersey Street to the stadium in Saint George. Mr. Wiman was said to have become “financially embarrassed,” but his legacy lives on in more ways than most people realize. Today Saint George is a vibrant community that functions as a transportation hub, civic point, residential location, and educational and cultural center. It serves many purposes and is actually the nucleus of our entire Staten Island community.

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By Jesse DOWELL Illustration by Iliya MIROCHNIK

I: The Hard Follow I stood across the avenue trying my best to look like a tourist taking pictures of St. Marks Cathedral and not like a private-eye dick shutterbug tailing a cheating wife waiting for her man on the side. I flicked my camera on her and snapped a few establishing shots. The sun bore down as I slowly tried to figure how long a tourist could look at New York City's lower east side architecture before he started to stick out like a sore thumb. I itched with worry. A yellow cab pulled up and out stepped a man dressed in khaki pants with and an open throat blue polo shirt. He waked up to the wife I was watching and gave her a passionate kiss bending her backward. I took my photos as she pushed him off looking miffed. Her floral-print sun dress had been wrinkled where he got grabby. I kept on shooting. The wife, Mrs. Alice Watts, and the guy, who was definitely not Mr. Watts, circled around each other, and she gave a nod in my direction. The guy shot a sly look at me. I met his gaze and fought my instinct to look away, which would only confirm that I was paying attention to them. I raised my camera and slowly shifted my focus to the church. I watched the guy shrug off the girl, she may have noticed me, but he was arrogant enough not to take her seriously. Of course, she had more to lose than him. The couple started weaving through the crowd. She shot a glance at me and I turned away.

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I spun around and pulled out my cell phone. With a press of the speed dial button and a quick movement I plugged my camera into my phone. The phone rang twice and the screen on camera let me know it was connected. On the other end of the phone my boss, Don, finally picked up. "What do you got for m e , Dean, something that'll help pay your rent?" "She met him and now they are walking down St. Marks," I said. "I think they are going to St. Marks Hotel. They rent rooms by the hour. I'm gonna send you the pics I took." "Do it," he said. "I'll call you with what I think." "Yessir."

kept moving. I broke past the hipsters grabbing cheap pizza and falafals. To hide myself, I let a handful of punks drift between them and me. Our little group finally came to the end of St. Marks and the couple proved me right when they turned into the hotel's side door. My cell phone buzzed in my hip pocket. I flipped open my phone.

I closed the cell and pressed a few buttons and waited for the photos to transfer. The wife and guy her beau continued down the street weaving past the sunglass and hat vendors. My eyes stayed off the couple and glanced at a few things, but I

"We need more," my boss told me. "We need to see them together. Y'know doing more than kissing." "They just went into St. Marks Hotel," I reported. "I'll try to get in somehow." "Bribe your way in if you must.

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The husband wants pictures of something that he can use in court. So if you bust in make sure that foreplay is over and the main event is going on. Understand? Don't forget the time stamp." "Sir, with all due respect, I know this is my first time on a divorce case, but I am not stupid." "I know, you are your father's son, and he wouldn't want me to underestimate you, but it is your first time." "I'll be careful." "Good luck." I walked up to entry way of the hotel. It was furnished with warm wood and dark colors. I


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I took off up the stairs. The clerk was on my tail. On the third floor a door hung open and the emergency door at the end of hall was swinging closed. I came up on the room and saw the 3C on the door. I felt the swear words crawling up my throat. The wife in a floral dress piled at her feet was sprawled on the floor. A puddle of blood beneath her was spreading. A heavy smoke mixed with a copper smell filled my nostrils. The room was made up and all straight like a normal hotel room except for the video camera set up on the tripod in the corner. "Is she dead?" I heard the clerk behind me. I was careful of the blood and I reached out touched her wrist. I felt nothing. "Go down, call 911 tell them you have chest shot corpse and you need the police and an ambulance. Go now, don't touch the door. I'll make sure no one comes in." I heard his footsteps retreat. I looked at the camera in the corner. The red record light pulsed. I pulled my camera out and started taking pictures, not really watching the view finder. I noticed a business card on the ground near my foot. I reached down for it, bending at the waist. I heard the window curtains rustle and as I looked up I saw the gun barrel. It wasn't a large caliber, but that didn't matter since it was only a few feet away from my head. pushed the door open and shifted the pack on my side. The clerk was skinny and I put him to be just short of my 25 years on this planet. A smile slide across my face and I slid up to the counter. I pulled some bills out my pocket and started folding and playing with them. "Help you?" the clerk asked. "Depends. The couple that just went up? They get a room here?" I gave a shrug up the stairs. "What business is it of yours, man?" I raised an eyebrow and placed a folded $50 bill on the

counter between us. "How long do they have?" The Clerk paused looking at the bill and then at me and back to the bill. "If you asnwer, I'll pay you another one." "They signed in for a few hours. What do you want?" "To let you earn one more of these things." I rolled the bill through my fingers and let it stop above the counter. "Could cost me my job." "I doubt it. I swear I won't rat ya out." I smiled. "What room?" He paused again. "3C." I placed the bill on the counter.

I could figure out how to bust in, maybe force the knob. I would get up there listen for the action, pop the lock, take the photos of the act, and then run like hell. I would then find a store to slip in and send the photos back to my boss in his air conditioned office. Mr. Watts would pay us and I would earn way more than the $100 I just dropped. It was a nice simple plan. I placed my foot on the stairway when the silence and my plan was shattered by a gunshot. I was in paralysis until a second shot rang out. I glanced at the clerk, he was coming around.

"Don't look up, if I see you eyes meet mine, I shoot." The owner of the gun spoke evenly. "Give me your camera and your phone." I held out my camera with my left and slid out my phone with my right. The gun suddenly turned I knew what was about to happen. I tried to lunge forward and tackle the gunman with khaki pants, but the gun was faster. The gun butt landed behind my left ear. Right before the world went black, I rolled myself to the right and away from the corpse. To be continued

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