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The Super With The Toy Face: Redux

by 12/31/2006
Neighborhood: Harlem

A new version of Ennis Smith's piece provides a glimpse into one writer's creative and destructive process

To Every Dog Its Bone

by 12/31/2006
Neighborhood: Lower East Side

Suzanne's brother needs to move in and couch-surf for a while; he brings his toothbrush, a change of clothes, and a crime scene

The Iguana Incident

by 12/31/2006
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Park Slope

The worst neighborhood in NYC is Park Slope--first they eat your soul, then they eat your iguana

The Smell of Bologna (An Essay in Ten Parts)

by 12/31/2006
Neighborhood: Bronx, East Bronx

It wasn't bullshit in a literal sense, but who lives in a literal world?

Joyless Dancer

by 12/31/2006
Neighborhood: Financial District

Evil takes the form of a lithe young exhibitionist when Sherri ventures downtown

Four Years

by 12/31/2006
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

An encounter on the subway, a used gum wrapper, and an expression of drug-related despair

Heteroflexibility

by 12/31/2006
Neighborhood: Chelsea, Multiple

Daphne trolls craigslist for entertainment, and she can see her (fl)ex-boyfriend coming a mile away

The Last Pharmacy

by 12/31/2006
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

From 15 to 50, one woman drifts in and out of the author's life like a recurrent dream

Felix’s Eighth Life

by 12/31/2006
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

They thought their cat was missing until they learned the gory details

Rory

by 12/31/2006
Neighborhood: Outer Boroughs, Queens

A debate on the act of naming

Something in Common

by 12/31/2006
Neighborhood: All Over, Letter From Abroad

A poetic look back on a personal tragedy, recalled by the events at Virginia Tech

Wat is the Wat

by 12/31/2006
Neighborhood: Bronx, Outer Boroughs

Sambath Suen spends a period of reflection and education in a Wat, a Cambodian monastery in the Bronx