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 Sharon Watts 06/18/2013
For thirty-five years its posture has been folded into a deep curtsy, dormant over a hanger, as if waiting for a curtain call. After that one moment in the spotlight, it’s never been worn again. Unless we consider fleeting fantasies of varying scenarios I’ve had over the decades that flash-forwarded to, well, the age I [...]
by peter nolan smith 06/18/2013
The term ‘generation gap’ was coined during the tumultuous Post WWII years, as the focus of the American media swung from the conquerors of the Axis Powers to their spawn, the Baby Boomers. Bing Crosby gave way to Elvis and the King was deposed by the Beatles, as each succeeding wave of teenagers attempted to [...]
by Theresa Reed 06/06/2013
It was my second time on the NYU campus (I will pause here, long enough for some self-important student to roll his eyes: “We don’t have a campus,” as if the word is a smarmy, sordid curse); it was my first time there alone, and I wore the trademark face of an awed tourist. Open-mouthed. [...]
- by Sharon Watts 06/18/2013
- Brent Shearer: Hi, Fran, Let’s hang at the Mr. B’s reading on Thurs. At that other one, I spent more time...
- Becky: I went to Camp Camelot in 1980 at the Whittier College campus in California
- Mike Lacovara: My name is Mike, they used to call me Little Mike, I worked with Mike and Cliff for many years in and...
- Saïd Sayrafiezadeh: I love this story. It’s sweet, funny, poignant, honest–and hits on some universal New...
- tommy p: Thank you, Fran & Anthony.