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Sympathies of the Mad and Lonely

by 01/30/2011
Neighborhood: All Over, West Village

Sophia Efthimiatou has a run in with a crazy bag lady on the F Train and reflects on whose life may be more mad.

Beat It!

by 01/30/2011
Neighborhood: Queens

Peter Wortsman and many others enjoy the colossal antics of a dwarf Michael Jackson impersonator.

Second Chances

by 01/30/2011
Neighborhood: Lower East Side

Tim Doody brings us into the New York of squatters and anarchists, revealing with keen insight how the other half still lives. Illustrated by Carlo Quispe.

The Fat Jiggling Machine

by 01/25/2011
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

As the fat jiggling machine jiggles her adolescent body, Roberta Allen wonders what the grin on her father's face means as he watches her and says things like “Ya gotta exercise to be healt’y an’ strong.”

Balloon Man

by 01/24/2011
Neighborhood: All Over

Donald Dewey’s adventure begins when he makes a film called Balloon Man. It continues as the future husband of the woman playing the prostitute in the film expresses his reservations about his future wife playing a prostitute. The adventure ends at the wedding.

Life Imitates Art

by 01/24/2011
Neighborhood: Midtown

Always somewhat leery of entering movie theaters, except under certain perfect conditions, she nevertheless departs from her rituals, sees The Wrestler, and pays the price.

Where East Village Meets West

by 01/18/2011
Neighborhood: East Harlem, East Village, West Village

Christie Grotheim discovers the West Village to be a strange and scary place after years on Avenue B. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Long Live Viva Pancho

by 01/18/2011
Neighborhood: Times Square

Tom Diriwachter finds a kindred spirit in the sombreroed man handing out menus, until one day he is gone.

Running Amok on the Select Bus

by 01/17/2011
Neighborhood: All Over, Uncategorized

Rob Williams gets fired from his job, shit on by a bird, then makes the mistake of taking the bus.

Lost and Found in Prospect Park

by 01/08/2011
Neighborhood: Park Slope, Prospect Heights

When Connor Gaudet finds a bunch of money in Prospect Park, it makes him happy, but when he sees there's also a driver license, he's determined to track the woman down and give her back her money.

Winter Wonderland

by 01/08/2011
Neighborhood: Midtown, Multiple, Uncategorized

Seth Swaaley takes a wintry ride on the subway, which means long delays and circuitous rerouting, and somehow manages an epiphany.

It is Easy To Speak Chinese

by 01/08/2011
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Taiwanese-American Lily Shen can barely control her laughter when a crazy man on the subway claims "It's easy to speak Chinese!"