You walk down the street and see there’s a new nail salon, and you can’t remember what was there before. A hardware store closes, a drugstore chain moves in. Your favorite Greek diner is now an upscale chocolate store. The iconic Seinfeld-worthy H&H Bagels, a neighborhood institution, is shuttered and yet another bland cell phone dealership moves in.
Fortunately some neighbors stay for the long haul, helping knit a community together, giving it a more permanent sense of place, neighbors such as Holy Trinity Church…
UPDATE: ran into the Msgr. tonight who told me that someone in Pennsylvania who had read the article sent him $150 to help feed the homeless.
from New York Daily News