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Tehilla R. Goldberg
Tehilla R. Goldberg

IJN columnist | View from Central Park

Harlem is peaceful

So much seems to be happening all at once. We’re still coping with adjusting to new phases of the pandemic. Then there’s the riots and protests, the civil unrest....

One of life’s little pleasures

I have always adored picnics. In fact, one of the gifts I’ve received over the years that I cherish is a porcelain Royal Doulton figurine of a young girl in a yellow...

STOP! Don’t go there!!

Living on the upper Upper West Side, so close to Harlem, maybe a five-minute walk from the Harriet Tubman Memorial and maybe a 10-minute walk from The Meer part of...

What happened to the pandemic’s solidarity?

In a hurry, I was about to cross the street when the light turned red, stopping me. Now paused, I became more aware of my surroundings. I noticed I was shoulder to...

His mattress matters!

The coronavirus has been such an enormous, life-changing event. Together with much of the planet, we’ve been on lockdown, in quarantine. For so many if not most...

Ruth wasn’t a movie

I was on an El Al flight to Israel a couple of summers ago when one of the inflight entertainment films caught my attention. “Les Gardiennes,” or “The...

Streets, porches, balconies

As I was leaving a house in Brooklyn this past week, out on the street, I noticed the host on his front balcony. I turned to thank him again when he nodded his head and...

Crossings

It seems we turned a corner in our coronavirus crucible. Whereas until now the word we’ve been living with is “lockdown,” now the word that’s buzzing is...

The same time, but not the same boat

As I spend more and more time out in the park, I’m struck by how many families pass me by. Whereas in the past, to be sure, the park was peopled with some families,...

Corona angels

It’s amazing to witness all the corona angels this pandemic has brought to us. One curious kindness I can’t help but notice is all the inspirational art that has...