You are currently viewing the stories for September, 2002

The Season of 9/11

by 09/19/2002
Neighborhood: World Trade Center

9/11 moves to TV-land and the wind blows

The Blind Chinese Bibliophile

by Thomas Beller 09/18/2002
Neighborhood: Across the River, Letter From Abroad

"Some people just don't fit in."

David Brown’s Flower Shop

by Thomas Beller 09/18/2002
Neighborhood: West Village

What follows are some stories about David Brown and his flower shop. But before I tell you about him, I have to explain why, whenever I look into the store window I now see, in addition to all the flowers, a face. For a period of several months David Brown was absent from his own […]

Shouldn’t We Be Digging?

by 09/11/2002
Neighborhood: World Trade Center

I am not a firefighter, police officer or paramedic, but when a nurse at the Red Cross barricade mistook me for one and asked, “Are you coming?” I said, “Yes.” That was 8:45 P.M. on September 11th. What followed was a two-day odyssey at Ground Zero. I worked with many good-willed people on bucket brigades […]

Forces at Work

by 09/11/2002
Neighborhood: World Trade Center

A Former Pregnant Temp Remembers the 101st Floor

Dead Rat Walking

by 09/10/2002
Neighborhood: Clinton

"I'm a rat killin' motherfucker..."

Temp to Perm

by 09/10/2002
Neighborhood: All Over, Manhattan

The Way We Live Now

Take the V Train?

by 09/09/2002
Neighborhood: All Over, Manhattan

The V! The W! What's a Native Bostonian to Do?

Camera Store For Sale

by 09/09/2002
Neighborhood: West Village

Playing Chicken With The Landlord

What mean ‘Yo’?

by 09/08/2002
Neighborhood: Bronx

Teaching ESL in Bronx

The Doll Hospital

by 09/07/2002
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

We found the doll right there on 16th Street in Brooklyn, outside the Baptist church

Moving Pictures

by 09/06/2002
Neighborhood: All Over, Brooklyn

She lost it at the movies.