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69 Years After

by 03/24/2011
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village, Lower East Side, Uncategorized

Debbie Nathan was using WNYC as a teaching aid in her ESL class on March 25, 1980. But many of her students were factory workers and were terrified by what they heard.

The Bocce Courts of Dyker Park

by 03/20/2011
Neighborhood: Dyker Heights

Erica Solazzo remebers a time when the bocce courts at Dyker Park were alive with the sounds of Italian enthusiasts, then comes to find out - they still are.

Stuff in Stockings

by 03/20/2011
Neighborhood: Yorkville

The almond eyes of Gabriella drove the boys crazy at St. Stephens of Hungary, but only Thomas R. Pryor got her to help him cheat during the spelling bee.

Tower of Rubble

by 03/20/2011
Neighborhood: East Village

Heather Kristin (as a young girl) takes a walk with her mother through the Alphabet City of yesteryear.

Public School Bus(t)

by 03/13/2011
Neighborhood: Nolita

Molly Oswaks spends an evening with a group trying to improve the city's education system and overhears some kids who are proof of why the change is needed.

Courting Coincidence

by 03/13/2011
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights, Uncategorized

Cullen McVoy has a networking meeting with a rich, powerful, and fashionably-dressed lawyer, then runs into him later that evening, when they both bring a bouquet of roses to the same woman.

Looking Up

by 03/13/2011
Neighborhood: Grand Central Station

Leslie Nipkow's relationship often brought her through Grand Central Station during the ceiling's restoration in the 80's, allowing her to witness a slow recovery and glorious rebirth.

Inventorying Hidden Spaces

by 03/07/2011
Neighborhood: Harlem, Upper West Side

Working at the Museum of the American Indian during the day and haunting jazz clubs at night, J.W. Rogers finds a new interest in the city's hidden spaces and an new interest in Jane.

Yes To Carrots

by 03/06/2011
Neighborhood: East Village

Chloe Caldwell shares a lot in common with a woman she's never met: a lover, a bed, breakfast foods, and a fondness for high quality moisturizers.

Don’t Feed The Crackheads

by 03/06/2011
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant

Melissa Febos always tried to be discrete about her drug use. Unfortunately, her new BFF Tay Tay did not.