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Today’s Prophet of Misery

by 06/29/2005
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Cobble Hill

A group of friends in Brooklyn's Russian community try to improve their lives in spite of it all. Mark, on the other hand . . .

Exchanging Vices with the McDonald’s Breakfast Crowd

by 06/27/2005
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Thank you for choosing McDonald's, the source for all of your surreptitious extramarital flirting needs.

11 Years to Go: A Daughter Learns the Piano

by 06/21/2005
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village

Extra coffee . . . extra ibuprofen . . . extra haikus . . . Your six year-old daughter must have started piano lessons.

A Tale of Three Landlords

by 06/20/2005
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens

If these brownstone walls could talk.

XXX Father’s Day

by 06/20/2005
Neighborhood: Midtown

A last-minute Father's Day shopping trip leads to an encounter with the demimonde!

Footlight Records

by Thomas Beller 06/17/2005
Neighborhood: East Village

They tend to leave the store with an oddly satisfied look on their faces


by 06/07/2005
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

A Woman of Her Own Design

The Non-A**hole

by 06/05/2005
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

All of us know flakes. Many of us are flakes. Lia Norton would take an asshole over a flake any day. Here's why:

The Sawed-Off Past

by 06/05/2005
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Moving from one residence to another is aggravation incarnate. But the hardest thing about it is knowing when to stop.