And it should be a happy one indeed, considering the change of administration headed our way. (In the picture above, folks are celebrating the arrival of 1938.)

I don’t have much to offer by way of Year in Review. I’ll send you here and here and here for good ones instead.

I will note, though, that we’ve finished the year stronger than we started here at AHNY. Our first post of 2008 announced the table of contents for our Cambridge Companion to the Literatures of New York City. We’re happy to report a year later that the manuscript is on schedule to be delivered late next month, which puts it about a year away from actual publication.

For most of the spring, we posted only in relation to our Writing New York course — blurbs on our weekly films, etc. But around July we began posting almost daily on a wider variety of topics, and I’m glad to say we’ve been able to keep the habit. Stay tuned as we attempt to do the same while actually teaching the course in the coming semester.

As for favorites, my favorite thing Cyrus posted last year had to do with Corlears Hook; runners up included his series of posts on Moby-Dick adaptations. My favorite from among my own posts had to do with the angel at the Bethesda Fountain, followed by the post on the 1970 Women’s Strike for Equality. We’d be happy to hear from you if there were things here you particularly enjoyed — and hope to provide more of the same (and some things new) in the coming year!