Getting Old and Getting Out in New York City

Herb Bardavid
What is life like living in New York City after the age of 65?
Created 14 Sep 2021
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  • Getting Old and Getting Out in NYC
    09 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    This is Jim As I entered Verdi Park, I noticed Jim sitting off in the corner of the park reading the New York Times. I stopped in front of him and he looked up and smiled. I smiled back and explained ...
  • Getting Old and Getting Out in NYC
    09 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Freddie is 69 years old. I saw him pushing a cart loaded with four or five large bags of returnable bottles and cans wearing a top hat. As unique as he appeared in the street going the wrong way on a ...
  • Getting Old and Getting Out in NYC
    02 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Often, the elderly are invisible. We walk past without noticing, especially those in wheelchairs. Old makes us uncomfortable. It is not how those of us who are younger and healthy want to think about ...
  • Getting Old and Getting Out in NYC
    30 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Robert Robert was sitting on his scooter with his friend, James, as I walked down Broadway by 81st. Street. I introduced my self and told him about my blog and asked if I could interview him and take ...
  • Getting Old and Getting Out in NYC
    21 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    I met Helen-Jean through my friend, Jeff, who plays with her in the Greenwich Village Orchestra. I went to her apartment in the West Village where she has lived since 1963 when she and her husband bou...
  • Getting Old and Getting Out in NYC
    18 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Glenn is 74 years old, married for 51 years. He met his wife at one of the very first demonstrations he attended for the rights of Soviet Jewry. He and his wife had two children, and neither is still ...
  • This is Ed
    13 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    I received an email from a communications worker at JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging)asking me if I would come to Club 76, a JASA-sponsored community center to meet and interview a few of th...
  • Getting Old and Getting Out in NYC
    11 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    This is Frank Frank is a retired New York City English teacher. He currently lives in an ILGWU co-operative apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood with his wife, Marcy. He was born and raised in the He...
  • Sherry
    03 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    This is Sherry I was walking on West End Avenue when I noticed Sherry standing on the corner at 62nd Street. I said hello, and she returned my greeting with a hello and a smile. I told her about my bl...
  • This is Robert
    30 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Robert was sitting in front of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, having a cup of coffee when I sat down next to him. He was easy to engage and happy to talk to me. He is 78, born in the Heights section ...
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