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B-Man: The Next Door Neighbor From Hell

by 05/27/2004
Neighborhood: Harlem

On the east side of Harlem on 129th Street and Lexington Avenue is where all of his dirty work takes place.

Creole Commuting

by 05/26/2004
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Flatbush

I normally don't say anything when people speak Creole in front of me in a public place, even if they are talking about me.

Confessions of an Accidental Voyeur

by 05/26/2004
Neighborhood: Astoria, Queens

She was an overweight Latina, and she immediately busted me gawking.

Count Down in Red Hook

by 05/22/2004
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Red Hook

This sign is different. To somebody, this sign means something. Quite possibly, this sign means everything.

Arbor Day for Rudy

by 05/17/2004
Neighborhood: Lower Manhattan

It’s difficult to conjure up the time when Giuliani was a perfect stock villain.

Closing Time

by Thomas Beller 05/11/2004
Neighborhood: West Village

From the outside you hardly knew it was there, but once you were inside, its dim, dusky interior enveloped you.

Co-op Confessional

by 05/11/2004
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Park Slope

Most Co-op members are either married, with child, or vegan.

The Comeback

by 05/05/2004
Neighborhood: Manhattan

He reached into his bag for a gun. I opted for discretion and returned to my studio flat on West 11th Street.

Going Home to Maine

by 05/04/2004
Neighborhood: Manhattan

Quick, think fast. Sum up the unsummable in a pithy phrase or two. Well, I say, fumbling. It’s an adjustment