CHAPTER 15The Early Sixties

OUR FAMILY WAS GROWING at 257 Hicks Street in Brooklyn, and the Journal was growing across the East River. Nina was born on September 11, 1962, at Long Island College Hospital, in Brooklyn. Barbara survived a serious blood clot in her calf following the birth; it was called deep-seated phlebitis. Lisa and Leslie were attending Packer Collegiate Institute, then a private all-girls elementary and high school about three blocks east of our brownstone.

Our daughters’ birthday parties, if not in the small garden behind our house, were in a restaurant in Chinatown or aboard the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. We shepherded their friends to these places, a cohort of tiny tots. Barbara and I made Brooklyn Heights friends, ...

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