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“The Priest and the Acolyte”

by 07/27/2004
Neighborhood: Manhattan

Bill always asked if we had any of

Peter Vallone and The Allies

by 07/26/2004
Neighborhood: All Over, Queens

Our band was called The Allies. Thanks to Pete's supportive Mom, we practiced in the Vallone's Astoria basement.

Printing up Resumes

by 07/26/2004
Neighborhood: Midtown

'Maybe, now and then after work, we could go to a bar and sip Stella Artois and

The Pole Greasers

by 07/26/2004
Neighborhood: All Over, Manhattan

'Hey Mister....there's Vaseline on the poles.

The NY Companion Bird Club Bites Back

by 07/23/2004
Neighborhood: Midtown

Incidentally, Nina's marriage is in turmoil because of George the parrot.

The Afflicted

by 07/21/2004
Neighborhood: East Village

It is winter, it is night, it is cold and I can feel deep down inside of me a bug of some sort beginning to develop. It is far away in my feet, beginning to make my feet ache, but soon I know it will creep up my legs and into my torso and that […]

Uncle Ayman’s Hot Dog Stand

by 07/19/2004
Neighborhood: Midtown

My Uncle Ayman is out of Lemon Snapple. I fish through the drink compartment, a deep bin on the far left of the hot dog cart, and settle for a Diet. “Please. Courtney. Take whatever you want.” He always says my name like it’s a sentence all its own. He’s selling hot dogs, lukewarm pretzels, […]

Gas to Go

by 07/14/2004
Neighborhood: All Over, Manhattan

So this is the key to adulthood.

Death Masks at Ground Zero

by 07/06/2004
Neighborhood: World Trade Center

Dr. Rynearson has the curious distinction of being one of the country's few experts on violent death.

Goons of New York

by 07/04/2004
Neighborhood: All Over, Multiple

Midway through The Warriors an all-lesbian gang called The Lizzies lures a detachment of Warriors back to their party pad