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Mr. O’Brien’s Legacy

by 01/26/2006
Neighborhood: Letter From Abroad

Grandpa's daily treks through the bustling Detroit streets allowed him to speak to God

Adriani For Mayor

by 01/26/2006
Neighborhood: All Over, Letter From Abroad

The author decides to take matters into his own hands

The Unsung Hero: A Ford Motor Company Story

by 01/26/2006
Neighborhood: Letter From Abroad

The author's father, after decades of work for the Ford Motor Company, steels himself against the fear as thousands are laid off

Craigslist Love

by 01/19/2006
Neighborhood: Chelsea

Erika put an ad on Craigslist for mystery and anticipation. She found a machine generating perversion day and night

The World of Darkness

by 01/19/2006
Neighborhood: Bronx, Outer Boroughs

Jill Dearman revisits the path her father's life cut through the Bronx, beginning at the end and ending in the World of Darkness

Escape Chronicles: Moscow, Ladispoli, New York

by 01/19/2006
Neighborhood: Lower East Side

A journey through three countries, the appearance of having arrived somewhere, and the appeal of remaining in permanent transit

Schooling at 204 Center

by 01/12/2006
Neighborhood: Astoria, Queens

Recalling lessons learned while staying warm, staying busy, and playing basketball at JHS 204 in Astoria

Dispatch from under the Overpass

by 01/12/2006
Neighborhood: Harlem

The jeans have this story, the striped tube sock turned tan has this story, the underwear definitely has this story

It Followed Me Home

by 01/12/2006
Neighborhood: Bronx, Outer Boroughs

A 1985 incident in which Ziegler attempted to provide a man, fatally struck by a car on I-95, with a last moment of dignity

The Lady With The Cupcake

by Thomas Beller 01/08/2006
Neighborhood: West Village

I looked out the window and saw a woman come walking up the street eating a cupcake.

Christmas Day in a Parallel Queens

by 01/05/2006
Neighborhood: All Over, Letter From Abroad

The author can't seem to get where she's going in a desolate, atomized community that is somehow supposed to be Queens

Christmas in New Orleans

by 01/05/2006
Neighborhood: Letter From Abroad

FEMA trucks are putting up Christmas wreaths and Santa is on his way, once again, to New Orleans