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Instantly, Life Got Better

by 02/19/2014
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

My brother, Rory, and I, agreed on two things in early 1964: we loved bacon and we were crazy cuckoo nuts over the Beatles.

The Hedges

by 02/16/2014
Neighborhood: Farmingdale

Joseph Scalia dons the neighborhood watch hat in his story "The Hedges," where he patrols everything from raucous dogs to overgrown shrubbery.

Flat Fixed

by 02/13/2014
Neighborhood: Staten Island

Tom Diriwachter shares a glimpse of a Staten Island neighborhood, a day with his father, and the mysterious nuisance of a flat tire.

Old Brownie

by 02/09/2014
Neighborhood: Midtown

Cut, color, clarity, and carat - Peter Nolan Smith avoids all of the 4Cs of diamonds when he sells Old Brownie on a snowy winter's day.

On the Train in Winter

by 02/08/2014
Neighborhood: Across the River, All Over, Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens, Downtown Brooklyn, Gowanus, Greenwich Village

The F Train offers a partial escape from the cold, and the arrival of a stranger causes Ryan Lejarde to stumble towards a realization.

No Slices

by 02/04/2014
Neighborhood: DUMBO, Union Square

Jaime Mishkin spreads the joy of Grimaldi's pizza to strangers in our latest story.

Pimping Trixie

by 02/02/2014
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Nancy Stiefel tells the tale of pimping her Upper West Side poodle, Trixie, to the many dog walkers of Central Park.