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“An Orthodox Jew Walks into a McDonald’s…”

by 10/31/2006
Neighborhood: Union Square

Dvora is an Orthodox Jew; she sits and watches people eat at McDonald's with intense disgust and amusement

What Goes Around

by 10/31/2006
Neighborhood: All Over, Bronx

One nasty incident follows another in this recollection from the blazing Summer Offensive of 1978

Thanksgiving With The Blonde in The Brown Jacket

by 10/31/2006
Neighborhood: Harlem

The lyrical story of a man, a woman, a holiday, and a synecdoche--a smart love story

Mr B at Mo Pitkin’s on Avenue A

by 10/31/2006
Neighborhood: Manhattan

NEW READING SERIES CONTINUES FEB. 11

Defending the Park Slope Food Coop

by 10/24/2006
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Park Slope

Dina confronts Fran Giuffre about her piece, Confronting the Park Slope Food Coop

Snot-Suction Thing

by 10/24/2006
Neighborhood: Letter From Abroad, West Village

In this excerpt from Elisha's book CRAWLING, a device helps the family through a lengthy trip when daughter catches cold

The Super With The Toy Face

by 10/24/2006
Neighborhood: Harlem

Ennis reflects on the bond between himself and the inhabitants of his Harlem Heights area after it loses a key local character

What My Daughter Heard On The Balcony

by 10/24/2006
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Outer Boroughs

A mother narrates the series of sounds heard by herself and her infant daughter from their balcony in Sheepshead Bay

Confronting the Park Slope Food Coop

by 10/17/2006
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Park Slope

To join the Park Slope Food Coop, Fran must sacrifice either her body or her soul

Loaded Hallways

by 10/17/2006
Neighborhood: All Over, Multiple

JB's school is in trouble, and the intense police presence is only making it that much worse

Hindsight is 13,000: Playing the Stock Market in 1999-2000

by 10/17/2006
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

The big 1990's stock market boom viewed through the doors of a manual elevator, darkly

Lubricated Intruder

by 10/10/2006
Neighborhood: Murray Hill

Michael has an idyllic weekend with his family out of town; when he returns, he discovers a true atrocity