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 Pat Fenton 10/20/2014
It’s a bone chilling day in winter as I park my car on a side street next to the Cyclone roller coaster. My head is spinning with all these old Brooklyn memories, and I’ve come back here now looking for signs of them, looking for pieces left behind from the sad sweep of time. Sometimes, […]
by Theresa Reed 10/16/2014
Are you attending the Red Hook Film Festival this weekend? Former editor and friend of the Neighborhood Connor Gaudet’s film Red Hook Lost and Found has been chosen as an official selection! The film, which delves into the neighborhood’s geographic history, will be shown during the 2:45 block on Saturday, October 18th. For more information […]
by Christine Nieland 10/16/2014
Friday, September 9, 2011. My friend and neighbor Judy the Therapist and I ponder the upcoming 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. On that terrible day, Judy and a young couple from my building had just picked up the morning paper at a news stand around the corner; they saw the […]
- by Pat Fenton 10/20/2014
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- Cindi Sansone-Braff: Love takes courage. You are a very gifted writer.