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Items tagged "New York City": 4

Poem and Letter to Boston

Digital copy of a poem and its accompanying letter sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The poem, written by Gabriella, a "New York City Student," is titled "We" and dedicated as "A Tribute to the Boston Marathon Bombings." The letter explains that the poem "represents how the people of the United States…

A New Yorker's Perspective

At the time, I was working in New York City. I remember a co-worker walking up to us and saying "Did you guys hear about the explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon?" We looked on CNN and followed the live updates for the rest of the day as we worked. I thought that it was just an accident, but it was pretty soon made clear that it…

Rolling Stone Dzhokhar Tsarnaev issue for sale at Manhattan newsstand

Newsstand is located on 86th and Broadway in Manhattan, New York City.

Rolling Stone's August 1, 2013 issue (which was published in late July 2013) featured a controversial cover image of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The image was criticized by individuals and organizations who thought it presented Tsarnaev as a celebrity. Several stores refused to…

Notes from the Boston Marathon Bombing and Cambridge Lockdown

Cambridge is under lockdown right now. My apartment, usually so spacious and bright is constricting, suffocating, close. It’s been four days since the bombings. Four days since I rode my bike over the Mass. Ave. bridge, parked myself close to the race’s end and waited for the first of the wheelchair racers to streak by, sweating, straining,…