I love New York.  It never stops.  It’s so alive.  ANY moment can be special.  Each month I’d like to share some New York moments with you. Thank you for reading my stories.  

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I WAS JUST walking along when I saw the 3 simple words, “All will be well”. (In Russian it only takes three words to say this!)  I was on the Brighton bridge going to Manhattan. I was taking some pictures for this magazine and decided that I should take a picture of these words, because when I read them I became happy. I don’t know why, but I became very calm. It doesn’t mean that I was depressed or something, but still I was glad to read these words. It was also nice to see something written in Russian. It made me smile. It made me feel like home. In Ukraine you see a lot of graffiti in Russian, Ukrainian, and even in English. But here, in New York, it was the first time I saw Russian graffiti. It was very nice to see something native. I should say that there’s a lot of graffiti in a lot of different languages. I don’t think it’s bad that people write graffiti. They just leave a little part of themselves in N.Y. —as if part of them wanted to stay. Maybe they will come again some day and look to see if what they wrote is still there. — Annette 


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