Two blocks is all I have to walk from my apartment to this public library branch. On my way I pass by a CVS, two darkly-lit Irish bars I used to go to, three big Goodwill stores, one where I got the J. Crew corduroy pants I'm wearing now. I go by a busy bodega, a new Greek diner that replaced an old Greek diner, my coffee shop, an Urgent Care place. Across the street is the School for the Visual Arts where Asian students sometimes smoke out front, and a public high school where only sign language is used. That school is where I voted at 6:00 yesterday morning.
I'm in the library now on a computer I can use for 45 minutes. Mine is being fixed. I like being in a library. I like that one's close to me.