park ethereal was begun sometime in 1991. It has continued to expand and evolve, and does so to this day. As a result, some New Yorkers may find that certain images and descriptions of the New York area are not consistent. I'm aware of this; I prefer to keep the story intact as it evolved. Some editing has happened for internal consistency; very little for external consistency. The story deals explicitly with a specific image of Manhattan's East Side, one which may or may not reflect the reader's reality.
There is also some explicit temporal dislocation within the tale. All information necessary is contained in the textflow of park ethereal, the base story, itself.