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Pete’s Gun

by 02/27/2005
Neighborhood: Astoria, Queens

Word spread quickly and soon we had about 15 guys milling around on Gina's block.

On Eavesdropping

by 02/27/2005
Neighborhood: All Over, Multiple

So are we going out, or are you just using me for sex?

Fashion Week Frustration

by 02/25/2005
Neighborhood: Manhattan

I fled out the nearest available exit with everyone else, feeling dirty for having been party to so much desire.

The Gates, in Context

by 02/24/2005
Neighborhood: Central Park

“You shall not crucify mankind on a cross of gold”

Wagner in the Park

by 02/24/2005
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

She said that she could never understand how I could enjoy the work of such a fierce anti-Semite.

Letting Loose at Spectrum

by 02/22/2005
Neighborhood: Brooklyn

It's last Friday night and I'm back at Spectrum: the gayest place on earth.

The Doorman’s Double Life, #2

by 02/20/2005
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Despite his appearance to one of the living dead, 7A is, in fact, quite the wild man.

Roshomon on the 1/9 Train

by 02/16/2005
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Two men on the 1/9 train, heading downtown at night. One of them has a head of wild brown curls that are pushed off his forehead by a headband. The look is part hoodlum, part Jean Michelle Basquiat. His eyes are bloodshot. His body, buried beneath a hugely puffy down jacket, radiates a tense poise. […]

Roshomon on the 1/9 Train

by 02/16/2005
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

I was riding downtown on a 1 train after basketball with two of the players from the game, Nick and Tom. Tom and I are both 6-6 and had spent the previous ninety minutes beating the crap out of each other on the basketball court. We were much like the fox and the sheepdog in […]

Brookti & Me: A Story of Adoption, Episode #2

by 02/13/2005
Neighborhood: Tribeca

The black babysitter avoided my goofy grin assiduously, cheering on Blondie.

Love and Heartbreak in New York

by 02/13/2005
Neighborhood: All Over, Multiple

Some Variations on Love

The Butcher Shift–a Gotham Hazing.

by 02/11/2005
Neighborhood: Washington Heights

The butchers would saddle up to the counter with the neighborhood's other primary residents, the transsexual hookers.