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A COVER REVEAL FOR MY NOVEL “PUSHING WATER”

A COVER REVEAL FOR MY NOVEL “PUSHING WATER”

By MARGARET MENDEL Well, today I got the final version of the cover for PUSHING WATER my novel due to be published later this year. There is still the publisher’s galley to read. I’ll use that time to edit a few things that have slipped by unnoticed. But the major work is done. The novel...

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ARTHUR AVENUE IN THE BRONX

ARTHUR AVENUE IN THE BRONX

By MARGARET MENDEL One of my favorite places to visit in The Bronx is Arthur Avenue, sometimes known as the other Little Italy of New York City. Last week my friend, Susan, and I hopped on a subway and headed uptown to do a bit of shopping and sightseeing in this neighborhood. We had no idea when we...

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AN APOLOGY TO MY READERS!!

By MARGARET MENDEL   IT WAS ALEXANDER HAMILTON WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN THE DUEL WITH AARON BURR!! SORRY FOR THE MISPRINT!! THANKS TRISS STEIN FOR POINTING THIS OUT TO ME. TRISS STEIN IS A FANTASTIC MYSTERY AUTHOR WITH A NUMBER OF NOVELS THAT TAKE PLACE IN BROOKLYN. CHECK OUT HER BOOKS AT: http://www.poisonedpenpress.com/triss-stein/

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THE GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY

THE GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY

By MARGARET MENDEL Cemeteries are filled with history. I did not go to The Green-Wood Cemetery for a history lesson. I went to see the monk parakeets that have been nesting in the spires of the cemetery’s gatehouse since the 1960s. I wanted to do this for years. Other visitors to the cemetery have...

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IN THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER

IN THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER

By MARGARET MENDEL It’s smack-dab in the middle of summer. New York City is miserably hot and sticky. And lately I’ve been writing so much my brain has gone numb. Even though my latest projects have been exciting and fun, enough is enough. Right now I’m waiting for the publisher to return the final revision of...

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ONE PILLAR PAGODA

ONE PILLAR PAGODA

THIS BLOG POST APPEARED IN MARCH 2016. HOWEVER SOMETHING WENT TERRIBLY WRONG WITH THIS WEBSITE, IT CRASHED AND THREE OR FOUR POSTS WERE DELETED. I’M REPOSTING THIS ONE AGAIN. THE OTHERS THAT WERE DELETED WILL SOON ALSO BE REPOSTED. BY MARGARET MENDEL These days I am up to my eyeballs in the publisher’s editorial...

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THE WHITEHORSE TAVERN AND A CLASSIC DIVE BAR IN NYC

THE WHITEHORSE TAVERN AND A CLASSIC DIVE BAR IN NYC

By Margaret Mendel Just for the fun of it, a friend, Susan, and I decided to head over to the Whitehorse Tavern to see if we could pick up on the haunted vibes that were supposed to be hanging around this place. Neither one of us are seasoned ghost hunters. The tavern  just seemed an...

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CENTRAL PARK NYC

CENTRAL PARK NYC

It was another lovely day in NYC and we decided to walk in Central Park again. Going to this park is like the old saying: you can’t step in the same river twice. There is always something to notice, some times noticed again, seeing it from a different angle or viewed with an unusual...

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SOAP BOX DERBY IN CENTRAL PARK

SOAP BOX DERBY IN CENTRAL PARK

It was Sunday, Father’s Day and the day before the summer solstice. It was a flawless brilliant sunny day in New York City. The air was alive with energy and we were headed to Central Park to watch the NYC Soap Box Derby. Our daughter, Liza, has an after school program, Green Apple Kids, and...

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WOODSTOCK AND THE OLD SHED

WOODSTOCK AND THE OLD SHED

It was Memorial Day weekend. According to the forecast the weather would be unpredictable. We didn’t care. We were headed upstate to spend the long holiday weekend with friends in an old farm house sitting in the middle of a densely wooded area near the Delaware Gap. Not much was planned. Fun and relaxation was...

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