Mourning Nora Ephron’s New York

I lived in New York City for a decade and left it a year ago. Seeing it now on screen, rather than in person, makes me ponder my thoughts on what it was, what it’s become, why I loved it, and why I left.

Where everyone wants what she’s having. Katz’ Deli, image courtesy Imogene Huxton, labeled for reuse.

A funny thing has been happening to me since I moved from New York City: I can barely stand to watch movies set there. Three things happen simultaneously: I squint at the screen to see if I recognize the…