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Sullivan Street News

by 03/30/2005
Neighborhood: SoHo

I sent a valentine to Richie but the mailman brought it back.

Filing Away

by 03/30/2005
Neighborhood: East Village

I felt a little nostalgic as my W2 slips started arriving in the mail. For the first time in two decades I did not receive the form letter from Sheldon, my long term accountant. His annual reminder always opened with the awkward phrasing: “Winter is here and with it the knowledge that April 15 will […]

Art Star Wars

by 03/23/2005
Neighborhood: SoHo

Art vs. Reality TV

Magic Hair

by 03/21/2005
Neighborhood: Outer Boroughs, Queens

Let me tell you that after I got this magic straight perm, the way my boyfriend treated me was totally flipped.

My Own Private Vonnegut

by 03/17/2005
Neighborhood: Midtown

I never know what to do when it comes to the Greats

The Whistler

by 03/16/2005
Neighborhood: Lower East Side

Every afternoon, especially when the warm weather has begun to replace the icy drabness of winter, these kids go nuts.

Bollywood at Radio City

by 03/15/2005
Neighborhood: Midtown

October 23 is a cold, gray Saturday. I get off the train F train at Rockefeller Center and step out onto Sixth Avenue, underneath Radio City Music Hall.  There is a film crew set up on the northwest corner of Sixth Avenue and 51st Street.  A white light fills the corner.  At the center of […]

Shooting Fitty

by 03/14/2005
Neighborhood: Times Square

I am standing in a hallway waiting to ambush a man who has scars from past shootings.

Some Light, Some Don’t

by 03/10/2005
Neighborhood: Chinatown

We are in Chinatown looking for a good price on a Zippo lighter. My son wants one with with no logo, no Elvis face, no Mets, no #1 Stunner in fancy script. Just plain silver, the size of a matchbox, when matchboxes were the size of matchboxes. He’s fourteen and still looks nervous striking a […]

Four Stores and Fifty Years Ago

by 03/09/2005
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Cobble Hill

'I like the cannoli the best...'

I Got Gooned

by 03/01/2005
Neighborhood: Lower East Side

A big stocky Irish mustachioed detective put it this way: “Easy in, easy out.”

A Reading with Joe Tarot

by 03/01/2005
Neighborhood: Multiple, Union Square

“What’s your question?” he asked, slowly shuffling the cards in the cadence of a train pulling out of the station.