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 Neil Stein 02/20/2015
It’s the middle of the season and my son won’t swing at the ball. Jesse is seven and this is his third year playing league baseball. For the entire season he hasn’t swung the bat. Since the pitchers on the other teams have little or no control, he is almost always assured of getting a […]
by Quilty 02/18/2015
Martin Able had most people fooled. The 94-year-old retired history professor prided himself on owning the very latest smartphone. For the past five years he upgraded annually. His latest could shoot video in slow motion and download music with the touch of his thumbprint. The phone even included an app that could call the rescue […]
by Wayne Conti 02/18/2015
I’ve lived in the neighborhood practically forever, but to my girlfriend it’s all new. She’s always making some new discovery. Once she came home with a small box of Japanese chocolate wrapped inside a perfect silver bag and with a sleek packet of dry ice. I asked her where it came from and she told […]
- by Neil Stein 02/20/2015
- Thomas Beller: You are welcome, Nicole! Thank you for writing.
- Peter: When I was in grade school (1972-1976), I would see Adam Purple and his kids on the bicycle path in Central...
- Anita Keal: Dearest Quilty; While I am not yet 94,—-I am getting there and so could deeply Identify with the...
- Schoolyard daze: Bayside High schoolyard in Bayside, Queens in the 1960’s was always packed from spring to...
- Joe McCabe: Good work,Wayner.I can sure as shit relate to it.