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The Condiment War

by 11/26/2003
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Dumbo

Anyone who passed by the intersection of Adams and Plymouth on the summer evening of August 9th must’ve been confused—violent splashes of every color imaginable had turned a dull concrete lot under the Manhattan Bridge into a gargantuan Jackson Pollock painting. Not that shocking in artsy DUMBO, but closer inspection revealed that this was no […]

5 Blurry Women

by 11/25/2003
Neighborhood: All Over

Periel / Central Park Vivi / Greenwich Village Jyllian / Soho Sophie / Little Italy Kate / Park Slope

The Hummer Files

by a variety of people 11/14/2003
Neighborhood: All Over

We don’t like them, and they don’t like us. What follows are brief reports on encounters between civilians and Hummers (and their owners) in an urban environment. ANY urban environment. If you want to add your own, please go to the “Tell Mr. Beller A Story” button and send one in. (The most recent additions […]

Loose Tiles

by 11/12/2003
Neighborhood: Boro Park, Brooklyn

(A Memnoir) In the late 1960’s, when I was a little boy, I used to go to Boro Park to visit my grandparents. I was six when they moved from there, so I don’t remember too much of the neighborhood or their apartment, and to make things worse my real memories are tangled with memories […]

Segway Sightings

by 11/09/2003
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Williamsburg

The Segway first appeared in front of the B-61 bus stop on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg about a month and a half ago. Riding it was a short, thin lad sporting an uneven bowl cut. He looked about fifteen, as though he might have torn himself away from a Dungeons & Dragons game, swung by […]

No Perfect Words

by 11/05/2003
Neighborhood: Lower East Side

I pointed them out to you just a few weeks before you left. They were a couple–a man and woman–a few years older than us, maybe in their late forties, traipsing along the sidewalk in that odd way they had of walking–taking funny little unbalanced steps, but steps that moved them hastily along nonetheless. Neatly […]