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 Ivan Nahem 04/17/2015
On weekends it’s a tossup, either my wife or I go on expedition for our Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and this was my turn. Because I knew the usual place on Queens Boulevard was closed for repairs I had to head down to the one on 61st in the Woodside valley. On the way back I […]
by Sharon Watts 04/09/2015
I was dropped off in Hell’s Kitchen with my turquoise vinyl trunk, my art school scholarship, and the soundtrack to Midnight Cowboy sensurrounding my dreams. Everybody’s talking at me I don’t hear a word they’re saying Only the echoes of my mind I was eighteen, and ready for the 1970s. On my own. My stepfather-to-be […]
by Jessica O. 03/28/2015
It was one of those days where the sky was an azure sheet pulled taut against Heaven and the water was as flat and reflective as a mirror. This was the view of the Hudson from my then-boyfriend’s Battery Park apartment. We had both just graduated from college. I, with my bachelor’s, he with his […]
- by Ivan Nahem 04/17/2015
- Jimmy Mahoney: read the article on the Spacely site. So, who did he say killed sid? Email it back to me, PLZ....
- Ivan Nahem: Brilliant. So many paradoxes. The success of this piece can be measured, for me, in the fact that...
- Mr. Anthony J Trimboli Howard Beach, NYC: Thanks for sharing this article on the Portuguese and Spanish synagogues in...
- Jim Belits: Please Help – we are trying to find and contact Cliff. we were very much a part of both Mike and...
- Alex Piela: My cousin, Mike, built the Kiev. I haven’t been in Manhattan since 1994! Anyway, poor Mike died of...