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A Visit with the Madison Avenue Sports Car Driving and Chowder Society

by 11/18/2008
Neighborhood: Midtown

Patrick J. Sauer sits in on the monthly meeting of the Madison Avenue Sports Car Driving and Chowder Society.

A Comic’s First Open Mike in NYC

by 11/18/2008
Neighborhood: West Village

A young standup comic comes to New York and performs at her first open mike night in the City.

Barney’s Christmas Spectacular

by 11/18/2008
Neighborhood: Midtown

Barney the purple dinosaur is the victim of an assault at Rockefeller Plaza.

The View from Ebbets Field, 60 Years after Jackie Robinson Broke Baseball’s Color Barrier

by 11/10/2008
Neighborhood: Across the River, Brooklyn

60 years after Jackie Robinson, some residents of the Ebbets Field Apartments in Brooklyn ponder an even bigger breakthrough.

Escape to the Tip of the Island

by 11/10/2008
Neighborhood: Inwood

Having come halfway around the world to become more anonymous, Tricia Capistrano finds an extended family of neighbors in Inwood

At the Minetta Tavern Without Joe Gould

by 11/10/2008
Neighborhood: West Village

The Minetta Tavern was once home to homeless Joe Gould, object of Joseph Mitchell’s writing.

Fruit Man = Bad Man

by 11/07/2008
Neighborhood: West Village

He thinks the fruit vendor will be his friend, until the fruit vendor sells him some shitty, shitty peaches.

Gettin’ Racial on Little Rodeo Drive (uh, Bleecker Street)

by 11/02/2008
Neighborhood: West Village

Cynthia Kraman experiences subtle racial politics through the prism of her budding hip-hop star former student.

Three O’Clock High

by 11/02/2008
Neighborhood: Midtown

In the streets of midtown, a school yard scrap becomes a police incident.

The Slow Death of Dan Dinnerstein

by 11/02/2008
Neighborhood: Washington Heights

Chronicles the life and death of Dan Dinnerstein, who never really quite found mystical or earthly peace.