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Me and Alan

Me and Alan

Taken on the back porch of my duplex apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Four of us lived there - pocket doors, a fireplace (not working but very pretty), studio space for my artist roommate, 2 1/2 baths, a terrace and invaluable 19th century structural beauty. We paid $250.00 each per month. On this warm spring day, my college friend Alan stopped by to say hello. He was thrilled to be living in Manhattan openly as a gay man. In 1992 he died of AIDS.

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