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Dental Cares

by 02/26/2010
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

The tragi-comedy of Daniel Menaker's trips to the dentist. As he says: "I now believe that my body gave itself lung cancer in order to avoid the regular checkup with Vera."

Brujeria

by 02/26/2010
Neighborhood: East Harlem

Growing up with a Cuban best friend in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood did little to prepare Kelly Kreth for her visit with Cuban psychic Umberto.

A Small Part at The New York City Opera

by 02/26/2010
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Even after his acting ambitions have longed waned, Raul A. Reyes maintains his position as a stage-extra, or "supernumerary" at the New York City Opera.

Nina’s Wedding

by 02/12/2010
Neighborhood: Park Slope

Marilyn Horan tells the extraordinary story of Nina Milano’s wedding in 1969. The spectacular melee that was the reception wasn’t exactly fodder for Modern Bride magazine.

Twelfth Street

by 02/12/2010
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village, West Village

Eve Glasberg’s family, have a bittersweet, but mostly cursed, relationship with Twelfth Street in the West Village.

Sitting Behind Cybill Shepherd

by 02/06/2010
Neighborhood: West Village

Shortly before she became Jacy in The Last Picture Show, Cybill Shepherd studied Chaucer at NYU. Hal Sirowitz was there, sitting behind her, studying her perfect back.

And Bingo Was Her Name

by 02/06/2010
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village, West Village

Bingo was the kind of menace of a neighbor one often finds in New York, but that didn't stop Christine Nieland from sympathizing with her once she was gone.

Postcard From New Orleans

by 02/06/2010
Neighborhood: Letter From Abroad

Cops and Authors: Thomas Beller describes his recent New Orleans homecoming--a literary chat with law enforcement!--in 12 vignettes of 140 characters or less.