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Becoming A Badass

by Cara O'Flynn 01/31/2003
Neighborhood: East Village

"In the face of a Pakistani earring vendor I saw the sadness of my mother, heartbroken because a nose stud, no matter how discre

Kansas City Justin

by 01/28/2003
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Williamsburg

I’ve been dating a Mid-western man for the past two months.  Well, it’s actually been one month that I’ve been dating him, and one month that he’s been away in Florida “visiting his mother.”  This man happens to be the oldest I have ever dated–41–ten years my senior.  Perfect, I thought. Older, more mature, has […]

Farewell George’s Five-Dollar Shave

by 01/26/2003
Neighborhood: Financial District

A good barber is hard to find, and then he leaves you.

Crossing The Brooklyn Ferry

by 01/25/2003
Neighborhood: Brooklyn

1. Flood-Tide below me! I see you face to face! Clouds of the west-sun there half an hour high–I see you also face to face. Crowds of men and women attired in the unusual cos- tumes, how curious you are to me! On the ferry boats the hundreds and hundreds that cross, returning home, are […]

Nina Talbot’s Shoppers

by 01/25/2003
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Flatbush

This Supermarket Has Everything and Everyone

Old Boilers and Old Men

by 01/20/2003
Neighborhood: All Over, Letter From Abroad

My father is a child of the industrial age, and is entirely perplexed by my lifestyle, as his own father was by his.

Kristopher Medina: Stunt Double

by Interview by John Bowe 01/20/2003
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village

Interview with a Stuntman

Mr. Impatient

by 01/20/2003
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Greenpoint

At around 8:25 every day, Mr. Impatient’s train pulls up to the Greenpoint platform.

London Terrace Diary: In The Elevator

by 01/20/2003
Neighborhood: Chelsea

Quality of life during my ten-year stay in London Terrace Gardens (the ten-building brick behemoth spanning an entire square blo

The Ghost of Uncle Dick

by 01/20/2003
Neighborhood: All Over, Letter From Abroad

I didn't know Dick alive, but I got to know him pretty well during his memorial service, and then later staying at his house whi

A few scenes from the Pen Literary Gala

by Thomas Beller 01/20/2003
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Paul Simon did not wear a tux

Shoot-Out at the Plaza Hotel

by 01/19/2003
Neighborhood: Midtown

Duck and Cover, Eloise