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Breaking up is hard. That’s true even if you’ve been thinking about it a long time – weighing the scales back and forth. Am ...
Trevor Laurence Jockims
Getting your two year old daughter into a bathing suit in a men’s changing room can be a bit like stuffing an eel into ...
I believe my father owned one of the first automatic car washes in New York City, located on Bruckner Boulevard in the Bronx. It ...
Of Landlords and Cousins My landlord visits our brownstone apartment in Sunset Park, Brooklyn at least three times a week to “fix” something. He ...
Hurricane Irene bared down on the East Coast, while my mother was in the Vent Unit of Staten Island University Hospital, on a respirator ...
The following sonnets are excerpted from Robert Viscusi's forthcoming book, Ellis Island, which will be published in March 2013 by Bordighera Press. Random arrangements ...
peter nolan smith
In the Greater Depression the employment opportunities for a man my age were limited in New York. No company wanted to pay my worth, ...
“If stars are lit...” - V. V. Mayakovsky Had the receptionist been Dante Alighieri, he might have strung a banner along the wall of ...
The wailing woke me at 3:00 AM. I tried to ignore it. I had to get up for work in a few hours. A ...
Karen A. Frenkel
One glorious and balmy summer weekend in the late 1990s, I sat in the house my parents built for their retirement, enjoying the spectacular ...
Last week I officially let go of my faux-boyfriend. The moment of truth happened in a lavender room with a gray sofa and wooden ...
[This list contains all the nicknames of kids I can remember from my childhood (age 7 - 21, approx.) in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. See explanatory ...