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 Tom Diriwachter 07/27/2014
When the ramp to the Staten Island Ferry was razed, I happened to be passing, and stopped to watch, feeling a sense of loss as the crane took out the span that dangling across from Borough Hall, repeatedly smashing it, and sending large sections crumbling to the ground below. Hurrying to catch a boat on […]
by Alexandra Wuest 07/20/2014
I was not where I wanted to be. This was because I was out. I was out at a bar called the Narrows in Bushwick–or East Williamsburg if you’re a real estate broker. The bar is called the Narrows because the building is very narrow. But really every building in New York City is narrow. […]
by Swati Khurana 07/18/2014
“Mommy—Don’t go to work,” my two-year-old daughter said, who’d just started speaking in sentences. As I put on my jacket, she began to cry. I kissed her cheek, and said, “I’ll be home later.” The babysitter fed her, and I closed the door. I heard her sobbing as I charged down the hallway. I had […]
- by Tom Diriwachter 07/27/2014
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