Tag Archives: New York


New York Baptism

Main Piece: A New York Baptism is either the first time you get badly splashed by a taxi in NYC or the first time mysterious droplets (which might not be water) from above trickle onto your forehead. Context: The informant (OC) is half Paraguayan and half American, and she speaks both Spanish and English. Her… Continue Reading »

Christmas Traditions

The interviewer’s initials are denoted through the initials BD, while the informant’s responses are marked as NC. NC: Another tradition we have is Christmas morning. We have a very specific routine on how to like—attack the day. So first, everyone had to, like, wait for everyone else to get up. We normally had a preassigned… Continue Reading »

The Local Legend of One Armed Joe

Nationality: American Primary Language: English Other Language(s): None Age: 71 Residence: Margaretville, NY USA Performance Date: April 12, 2017 (telephonically)   Allote is a 71 year old woman, born and raised in Catskill, New York who lives and owns a farm in upstate New York. She was a high school graduate and raised three children. She… Continue Reading »