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 Alisson Wood 08/24/2016
We want to read your true NYC stories. We are interested in a wide variety of topics, including those involving dogs, bridges, oysters, and nuns. We are open to anything, almost. Questions? Email us at
by Omri Bezalel 08/07/2016
There’s a corner store in Chelsea that sells the best deli meat I’ve ever eaten. I found it when I moved to New York from Israel six years ago. My apartment was a block away, but even after I moved to the Upper West Side, I kept taking the 1 train to the store. Every […]
by Matthew Caprioli 06/17/2016
I hated the cold walking west on 58th street, 1am on January 20th. The freezing currents had a way of trapezing down from steel cut condos, making the walls of my nostrils suddenly raw. My arms crossed themselves as I braced my way toward 10th Avenue. I had been in New York for several months, […]
- by Alisson Wood 08/24/2016
- Kitty Hollister: Melissa, You did a wonderful job with your descriptiveness! I felt I was on your walk with you each...
- Mickey Rosenberg: Bart was right . Fred was the tough guy. I used to put the Sunday newspapers together. It would...
- Bob Burke: I’m not sure if anyone remembers but, at least at one point in time, Charles Lane Studios had its...
- Christina: I lost my dad when i was 10 and i wpuld wake up in panic when i think about losing my mom. I am 31 yrs old...
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- Laura E. Britton: Jill, thanks for taking the time to read this!