The once-upon-a-time of America.

Slabs and more slabs of weighty concrete sections of highway piled next to dry grass and corrugated metal walls of abandoned buildings, stores, houses, farms, factories, telephone poles, and baseball fields remote as my desire to be the first 11-year-old girl on a team of 12-year-old boys.

NJ LINE NORTHEAST CORRIDOR BY COOPER SY BLUMENTHAL 34THPARALLEL M…

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