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Death Visits the Waterfront

by 02/23/2004
Neighborhood: All Over, Manhattan

Inasmuch as New York was a port, drowning was an extremely common form of death.

Mel Gibson’s Passion for Blood

by Thomas Beller 02/22/2004
Neighborhood: Across the River

In early December, 2003, several people involved in the production of Mel Gibson's

Loveseats & Sex Crimes

by 02/18/2004
Neighborhood: Astoria, Queens

I had a very strange sensation in my rear-end.

Catnap

by 02/17/2004
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Park Slope

First it was the remote control. Then it was a pill bottle, which jingled some before its contents spilled out, and last, a Yellow Delicious apple—boom! It is four o’clock in the morning and my cat, Alabama, has been knocking things around, dropping them to the floor from their perches, trying to jolt me out […]

Something About Turtles

by Thomas Beller 02/14/2004
Neighborhood: Central Park

It was only a few days before he was swept up in the turtle craze

Crossing the Pulaski Bridge

by 02/07/2004
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Greenpoint

My part of Greenpoint is a backwater.

Todd of The Sidewalks

by 02/06/2004
Neighborhood: East Village, West Village

Jay Blotcher is confronted by life's ugly realities when he runs into an old classmate who has become homeless and an addict.