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Water, One Dollar

by 11/24/2006
Neighborhood: Financial District

Mohammad Miah sells cold drinks on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge, and hopes to eventually get a job with the city

In the Year 2000: Jeff Greenfield and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

by 11/24/2006
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Patrick marches in the Macy's Parade while the madness of the 2000 election rages in Florida; can Greenfield have the answers?

Dom’s Wife

by 11/24/2006
Neighborhood: Astoria, Queens

As a teenager, the author savors the streams of extravagant verbal abuse pouring out of a neighboring apartment


by 11/16/2006
Neighborhood: Boro Park, Brooklyn

(The original title, TIME IS MONEY, was shortened in the interest of saving both time and money.)

A Tree Dies in Brooklyn

by 11/16/2006
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Park Slope

When Minter comes home one day, one of her most cherished neighbors is gone and in its place, a hollow stump

Cold Storage

by 11/16/2006
Neighborhood: Chelsea

Nora must clean her stuff out of storage in order to remain fiscally solvent--but soon that is the least of her problems


by 11/10/2006
Neighborhood: East Village

A woman meets a younger man, traveling at random while he does the broke artist thing, and buys him an expensive dinner

Only customers come down here: Hell’s Kitchen in 1986

by 11/10/2006
Neighborhood: Clinton

A naive British man enjoys the atmosphere, studies the view of Jersey from across the river, and gets high with a prostitute

The Blind Leading The Blind: In the Dark ’77

by 11/10/2006
Neighborhood: East Village

Violence is everywhere, inside as much as outside your head, in a city as gripped with fear as this one was