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Call for Submissions

by 02/12/2017
Neighborhood: All Over, Featured, News

We want to read your true New York City stories.   We are interested in a wide variety of topics, including those involving deli meat, baby powder, and graffiti. We’re looking for essays that go beyond a quirky anecdote or a beautiful vignette. Tell us why this story—and this city—matters to you.   Past truth-tellers have included Michael Cunningham, Tom Beller, Bryan […]

The Art of Tipping

by 06/29/2003
Neighborhood: Featured, West Village

Not too long ago I sprained my ankle playing basketball and was unable to walk for several days. I had no food in the apartment during my ordeal so I was forced to order all of my meals in. It was a great indulgence which I thoroughly enjoyed. Yet by the eighth meal on the […]

Bubby’s Departure

by 02/11/2003
Neighborhood: All Over, Brooklyn, Featured, Multiple, West Village

I went to Penn Station to snap a picture or two and perhaps in the process imbibe a feeling for my grandmother, Bubby, who went there ten years ago (this month) to catch a train… I didn’t know Bubby growing up. She and my dad had a fight when I was 2 and didn’t speak […]