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The New York–Baghdad Connection

by 03/28/2003
Neighborhood: Manhattan

Day three 1,300 cruise missiles and bombs hit Baghdad. At work I have to use the freight elevator to bring my bicycle into the office. The elevator’s operated by an older Eastern European man with a deeply lined face and thinning hair. He dresses in the company uniform and a pair of beaten Air Jordans. […]

A Real Bomb in America’s Secret War

by 03/28/2003
Neighborhood: Letter From Abroad

What it is like to be bombed, circa 1972

The Ribald and Defiant

by 03/28/2003
Neighborhood: Manhattan

Protest as performance art

The Fracas at Washington Square Park

by 03/25/2003
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village

The cops kept urging us to disperse, first with megaphones, then with their bodies.

The Day The War Started

by 03/24/2003
Neighborhood: Midtown, Multiple

An American flag was burnt, whereupon an assault column of inflamed construction workers from the World Trade Center site arrive

Notes and Pictures From An Anti-War Rally

by 03/24/2003
Neighborhood: Manhattan

A 360 degree perspective on the anti-war march

One of the Singer Girls

by 03/24/2003
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Fort Greene

This jumpsuit performs miracles.

Murder Ink Diaries

by 03/11/2003
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

The woman seemed normal, if normal is someone who only buys two books a year.

Con Men

by 03/09/2003
Neighborhood: Union Square

If You Live Long Enough You See Everything Twice

Swimming Women

by 03/09/2003
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Williamsburg

"You're a girl," he said. "You can stay."

The (Chinese) Gangs of New York

by 03/08/2003
Neighborhood: Chinatown

At the Sun Sing Theatre on East Broadway, underneath a hand-painted poster of a bleeding kung fu hero, a security guard is fumbl

Take Your Pick: A Rally or a Movie Today?

by 03/03/2003
Neighborhood: Midtown

"A young chubby man, probably in his late twenties, jumped up on the back of a parked police car and tried to incite a round of