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  • Forty years old - doorsixteen.com

    Forty.

    Last week, I turned 40 years old. Two weeks before that, my life changed. The past three weeks have been exciting, terrifying, and filled with emotion. Marking a fortieth birthday—a real milestone,…

  • packing to move - doorsixteen.com

    Packing up Door Sixteen.

    It was never my plan to document the process of selling the house, and that’s primarily because I knew I’d want to respect the privacy of the buyer, but also because…well, because…

  • More than EVER!

    Herman Miller modular sofas, via Cooper Hewitt It’s a beautiful day in America. How far we’ve come! To reiterate and expand upon something I wrote four years ago: To every tireless LGBT…

  • Farewell, Yaffa Cafe.

    Photo: ‘Open All Night, East Village, NYC’ by Shawn Hoke I woke up this morning to the sad news—delivered by the excellent EV Grieve blog—that Yaffa Cafe has officially ceased to exist.…

  • An ode to the Kentile Floors sign.

    To the non-New Yorkers (non-Brooklynites, really) reading this, I apologize in advance. This is a location-specific lament and farewell that I don’t expect to resonate with you. I’m writing this for myself,…