The Times Works in Mysterious Ways

Last week, Ruben was at his usual spot under the shade of a tree, between a stoop and a garbage bin, talking trash and beating anybody foolish enough to play him. This stretch of East 142nd Street is like a different dimension, where anything can and does happen. A skeletal man in a raincoat walks by — at high noon on a blazingly sunny day — and before you know it, a few players shout out: “Hey! It’s Columbo!”

Read the story of how a year old NY Times article brought estranged siblings back together after 30 years!

Source: New York Times City Room


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