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

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