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The Cosmo Girl And The Wet Spot

by Thomas Beller 05/31/2006
Neighborhood: Midtown

The organizers of Erotica USA threw a party recently at a place called Club New York...

The Gunfighter

by 05/31/2006
Neighborhood: Midtown

In the spring of 1902, the lawman swung down from the train.

Biographer’s Lunch

by Thomas Beller 05/31/2006
Neighborhood: Midtown

If you could invite anyone in history for lunch, who would it be?

Mizrahi to Mirabella: Condolences

by Thomas Beller 05/31/2006
Neighborhood: Midtown

Here is a note Isaac Mizrahi wrote to Grace Mirabella shortly after she was replaced by Anna Wintour.

Robert Andrews: Safe Salesman

by 05/31/2006
Neighborhood: Midtown

I sell security products, primarily safes.

The Old Building on the Way to Dad’s Office

by 05/31/2006
Neighborhood: Midtown

We would always take the same route and on the way we would pass an old decrepit building...

Unexpected Stories Arising From NYC City Streets

by 05/31/2006
Neighborhood: Midtown

This story starts in Kingston, NY, where four co-workers prepare for a wonderful, exciting day in NYC.

Brooks Brothers in the Tropics

by Thomas Beller 05/31/2006
Neighborhood: Midtown

One of the first things a new visitor to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is likely to notice is how well dressed most of the men are.

The Quintessential

by Dino Gerard D'Agata 05/31/2006
Neighborhood: Midtown

The corner just outside of Bloomingdale's symbolizes an area of town that is emblematic of New York's beauty and glamour...

The Slump at Shea

by Thomas Beller 05/31/2006
Neighborhood: Midtown

Things are not looking good for the Mets right now, but in the summer of 1993, they were looking worse.

The Eyes Wide Shut Party

by Thomas Beller 05/31/2006
Neighborhood: Midtown

Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut: a masterpiece or utter crap?

Manhattan, Floating World

by 05/31/2006
Neighborhood: Midtown

Manhattan is shaped like an ocean liner or like a lozenge or like a paramecium (the protruding piers its cilia)...