The News from Manhattan

Catch up on Garrison’s near-daily missives from New York, where he is sheltering in place with his family

The News from Manhattan: Friday, September 18, 2020

New York seems to be returning to life, more lights, more traffic, more taxis. Meanwhile the pandemic has given us a greater appreciation of what we have.

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The News from Manhattan: Thursday, September 17, 2020

The audiobook business is booming, thanks to people with long commutes, people on Stairmasters, people who like to fall asleep while listening to a book.

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The News from Manhattan: Saturday, September 12, 2020

Our girl left for school this morning. I miss her. I woke her up at 7 this morning, singing “What A Wonderful World,” with the line “I hear babies cry, I watch them grow, they’ll learn much more than I’ll ever know.”

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The News from Manhattan: Friday, September 11, 2020

Thinking about San Francisco today and that beautiful drive up Highway One across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the tunnel with the rainbow painted over it.

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The News from Manhattan: Thursday, September 10, 2020

I spoke with the humorist Calvin Trillin tonight who was enjoying his nightly whiskey. He said the Village is like Paris with all the outdoor dining, but no tourists.

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The News from Manhattan: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

I was in radio for years and now my voice is thin and creaky, all the baritone notes are gone from disuse.

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The News from Manhattan: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The doctor looked way down my throat / And told me to sing a high note

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The News from Manhattan: Sunday, August 30, 2020

The chill of fall is in the air, doing my stretching exercises out on the terrace, looking out at the Upper West Side.

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The News from Manhattan: Thursday, August 27, 2020

This is the test: who would you want to spend the whole day with for an entire week? Don’t marry until you know the answer.

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The News from Manhattan: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The book is done, the writing and editing, and it’s going to the typesetter and so the author falls into a slight depression with the end of a long project.

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