A portrait of Penny.
Hi, I'm Rick Stachura. Welcome to Notes on New York. I cover things that happen around the city in history, music, current affairs, daily life, the performing arts, preservation, and real estate--or whenever something needs investigation. From February 2013 to June 2018, Notes was hosted on Tumblr. I launched this site to build on its legacy and create something new. Thanks for stopping by!