Mr Beller’s Neighborhood is looking for non-fiction stories set in New York. A story should be reasonably short, vivid, specific, and true. It can recall a person or a place, or it can recall a experience that moved you. We’re interested in the distant past as much as the present. A story should be true to the facts. We don’t publish everything we get, but we publish some of it, and we want to hear from you.
by Manuela Silvestre 09/01/2014
“No, it is not only our fate but our business to lose innocence, and once we have lost that, it is futile to attempt a picnic in Eden.” — Elizabeth Bowen There’s a man across the street. He’s seventy-five, maybe eighty years old. He comes out of a red door in the apartment building kitty-corner […]
by Andre-Naquian Wheeler 08/31/2014
The blaring music is only background noise to my mumbled senses. Effie slaps a card down on the cheap plastic table N.Y.U. has inside every dorm room’s kitchen. Effie says some number and the four of us (Effie, Eleanor, Duke, and I) have to take a drink. It seems like for every card Duke and […]
by Eleanor Vigneault 08/31/2014
To say that I am not a morning person is both unimaginative and a gross understatement. Each day I try to avoid the morning, altogether. When I wake up in the afternoon, it takes me multiple cups of water and coffee as well as several scrolls through my Instagram feed to regain my pleasant disposition. […]
- by Manuela Silvestre 09/01/2014
- Mary: My hair is sooooo amazing now. Plan on spending a lot of hours there, but definitely worth the time....
- Nia-Sue: Dear Dorothy, I am a friend of your sister. I am a Bostonian. Reading your story gives me a glimpse into the...
- Cappio Shoulders: Hey Bree, Keep writing, you have a gift and should continue to use it. Keep it up so one day you...