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Editorial Associate Needed Starting October, 2007

by 02/27/2006
Neighborhood: Uncategorized

Attention students of philosophy, literature, journalism, life: Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood is looking for an Editorial Associate. The position is unpaid and part time. Candidates must be able to come to our office in downtown Manhattan for an interview sometime in the September. The ideal candidate will have an interest in the urban sketch in its […]

Shrugging off the Strike at Columbia

by 02/22/2006
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights

The author contemplates the dearth of human kindness at New York's most prestigious university. First appeared at

Biking through the Apocalypse

by 02/22/2006
Neighborhood: Union Square

A bicyclist and Manhattanite feels left out when the transit strike actually improves his life. First appeared at

By Careful What You Ask For

by 02/22/2006
Neighborhood: Bronx, Outer Boroughs

Bravery takes its toll on a fellow firefighter, in this recollection of a hard day in 1985

Twilight in the Toy Shop

by 02/22/2006
Neighborhood: West Village

A story of cowardice, racism, and ignorance at a beautiful, liberal-friendly, non-corporate toy boutique

One Lover’s Opinion

by 02/16/2006
Neighborhood: East Village

The authoress writes a card for a restaurant

This Fool’s Paradise

by 02/16/2006
Neighborhood: Midtown

The time has come to cut loose and J.B. makes for the strip joint. Hallucinatory juvenilia for the teenage boy in all of us

Asking For Love

by 02/16/2006
Neighborhood: Financial District

The author's brother, a mentally challenged adult whom he has only just met, wants things that other adults take for granted

On the Train Tracks in Marble Hill AKA Manonx, New York City- the circumsized north end of Manhhhhhaaaaattaaaaan

by 02/14/2006
Neighborhood: Bronx, On the Waterfront

That morning I got up in the afternoon. My friend Micki came from 204th/Post Avenue, from her man's crib, complaining about..

Transit Strike In The Diamond District

by Thomas Beller 02/10/2006
Neighborhood: Midtown

On the first day of the New York City transit strike of 2005 I went to talk to Rosa Gutgold. She sells pearls...

The Price of Freedom

by 02/09/2006
Neighborhood: West Village

It takes time to learn that destiny may not be worth the price

Doing Squats with Bruce Cutler

by 02/09/2006
Neighborhood: Midtown

In the 80's, John Gotti's lawyer was a great customer at the Vertical Club. Z. shares insights into his famous client's fate