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Requiem for William A. Shea Municipal Stadium

by 08/26/2008
Neighborhood: Across the River, Queens

Some call Shea Stadium a shithole, but even a shithole may reserve a requiem.

My First (And Only) Paid Appearance as a Violin Soloist

by 08/25/2008
Neighborhood: Lower Manhattan

60 years ago, Wesler’s only paid appearance as a soloist was in a New York City subway booth.

Hope in a Jar

by 08/21/2008
Neighborhood: Midtown

Does your skin feel two sizes too small?

Out with the Old

by 08/21/2008
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Park Slope

Fran Giuffre finds herself at a point in her life when she finds a construction worker’s catcalls mildly flattering.

Bittersweet Victory

by 08/19/2008
Neighborhood: All Over, Multiple

Bittersweet Victory

Farewell, Jamaica High School

by 08/19/2008
Neighborhood: Across the River, Queens

Farewell, Jamaica High School

Before Oprah

by 08/19/2008
Neighborhood: Midtown

Before Oprah

Working His Way Up

by 08/06/2008
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Brian drops out of college to become a millionaire stock broker, but fills in as a doorman in the meantime.

The Pool Boy

by 08/05/2008
Neighborhood: All Over, Manhattan

A trip to the pool in the hot summer, a musing on Robert Moses and his legacy.

Undertow of Summer

by 08/05/2008
Neighborhood: Midtown

Justine Blau revisits the hot New York summers she spent with her radiant, delusional mother.

Welcome to Washington Heights

by 08/05/2008
Neighborhood: Washington Heights

Kristen Bonardi Rapp moves into Washington Heights.