Barney Cohen Project
Traveling in upstate New York some years ago, a friend and I found this old (and heavy!) deep blue and orange riveted metal box sign. We cleaned it up and I brought it home to Brooklyn. Who was Barney Cohen? A Lower East Side optometrist? A Men's Clothier? Not one man but husband and wife partners: Barney and Cohen? Was he a good man? A leech? Did he dare to eat a peach? Barney has become my alter ego for when I feel like looking at the world through a Bernard Malamud story.
Who is Barney Cohen? You tell me! Tell your Barney Cohen story, in 1,000 words or less, and send to barneycohenproject(at) gmail.com
Include your name and where you're from in your email, and we'll share them here periodically.