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We’ll Always Have The News

by 07/13/2015
Neighborhood: Featured, Herald Square

Like 12 Google +1 0 Retweet 5 The red-smocked amNY guy smiled wide and with a proud, “Good morning, big bro!” extended a copy of the subway newspaper my way. I stood there grinning sheepishly, neither taking the paper nor brushing him off. This was a breach of the rules of our relationship, not unlike […]

I Remember I Forget, And Why

by 02/18/2015
Neighborhood: Featured, West Village

Like 126 Google +1 0 Retweet 6 I've lived in the neighborhood practically forever, but to my girlfriend it's all new. She's always making some new discovery. Once she came home with a small box of Japanese chocolate wrapped inside a perfect silver bag and with a sleek packet of dry ice. I asked her […]

Performance, Anxiety

by 06/01/2014
Neighborhood: Central Park, Featured

Like 5 Google +1 0 Retweet 3 The rare April sun has sucked hundreds of New Yorkers from their homes and offices, spilling them across Sheep’s Meadow in various states of undress. At the north end of the field next to the fence and a small grove of spindly trees sits an observer. Her hair […]

Uninvited Guest

by 05/28/2014
Neighborhood: Bronx, Featured

Like 1 Google +1 0 Retweet 1 We were living in a tenement apartment building in the Bronx, and it was full of all things common to such. I was doing the breakfast dishes one Saturday morning when I felt something feathery run over my bare foot. Of course, I already knew what it was, […]

Man Kicks Car

by 09/26/2013
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights

Like 26 Google +1 0 Retweet 0 Learning to walk the streets of Manhattan means learning how to jaywalk. When we first moved here, several years ago, from California, I was amazed at others and then at myself for jaywalking even while under the gaze of police officers. Crossing the streets in New York means […]

Dr. Shoe

by 12/01/2011
Neighborhood: Uncategorized, Upper West Side

Like 1 Google +1 0 Retweet 2 The next time your life coach tells you to reinvent yourself, think of this. During the years I worked on West 57th Street, I would sometimes browse in Daffy's, a discount department store. I grew to expect to see (and hear) a certain salesperson who roamed the women's […]

A Reading with Joe Tarot

by 03/01/2005
Neighborhood: Multiple, Union Square

Like 0 Google +1 0 Retweet 0 It was a muggy Manhattan afternoon in August, and I was between movies. Not because I didn’t have air conditioning, but because I needed to distract my angry, heartbroken self, and movies, carefully spaced, were my drug of choice. I had seen La Ultima Baci at the Sunshine […]