I was on Thompson Street last weekend when I saw an old woman dressed in black. She had on a long raincoat and was wearing bright red lipstick. We smiled at each other and said hello. I asked if she was from the block and she said no but that she was from the neighborhood.
“You’ve seen it change a lot,” I said.
“Yes. Some for the better, some for the worse,” she said.
What was worse I asked.
“I don’t know. I don’t pay attention.”
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