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 peter nolan smith 03/09/2014
Last week I was walking home through a snowstorm. Turning the corner toward Fulton I called Cecil Taylor, who lived in the last unrenovated brownstone on that street. We knew each other from back in the 70s. The jazz pianist’s manager James Spicer had been a mutual friend, until the silver-haired impresario ripped off my […]
by Christie Grotheim 03/02/2014
Affordable housing. For most New Yorkers the term is an oxymoron. Niklas and I moved to the West Village when we got married a few years ago, a romantic notion if not an especially realistic one. In the beginning we joked that we could live on love. But a sandwich is also nice sometimes. As […]
by Thomas R. Pryor 02/19/2014
Together, Rory, 7, and I, 9, zoomed up 86th Street to Woolworth’s 5 & 10 for our “start the weekend” ritual: carefully look over all the records in the store’s basement after our pizza dinner on Second Avenue. “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” the Beatles first U.S. single came out the day after Christmas […]
- by peter nolan smith 03/09/2014
- Margaret: Loved the story, especially since it was about you and the neighborhood. Who knew all of that goes on after...
- Theresa Reed: relevant: http://whatshouldwecallme.tumb lr.com/post/20246495360/when-i -went-apartment-hunting-in-...
- Claude: Breathing balloon gaz at STR…priceless!
- tommy p: Dear Ree, I love your memories, pal, hugs, Tommy
- tommy p: Thank you, Rita & Megan, hugs, Tommy