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Of a Childhood, a City and a Church’s ‘Douceur de Vivre’

By Olga Statz
It was the 1970’s and New York was in all its ruined, decrepit, life-threatening glory. There were piles of garbage everywhere, burnt out, gutted buildings, rent-strike signs and prostitutes casually strolling Eleventh Avenue. And in those days, pimps were pimps—they wore day-glow, double-knit polyester suits, plumed hats and unspeakable shoes, their eyes sharp and their broad-collared shirts open to their…
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