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The Hamptons in Plague Time

by 03/30/2024
Neighborhood: Hamptons

“Have you ever had a job before?” Harry stuck his hand out to me, and I shook it. I was pretty sure he didn’t mean the astronomy internship I’d had looking at exoplanets with other teenagers for a fixed stipend. “Yes,” I lied. He was tall, with a weather-beaten face and sparse white hair, swaying […]

Neighbors

by 03/09/2024
Neighborhood: All Over

– Part 1 – Before I moved to the apartment on the corner of Bleecker Street and the Bowery, before I had a child, before Danny, my husband, and I separated, we lived at 305 East 6th Street, between Second Avenue and First Avenue. I was pregnant, and we’d decided that we needed a larger […]

Fame On The F Train

by 03/09/2024
Neighborhood: East Village, JFK

Yesterday afternoon my long journey from Sriracha, Thailand, ended with the 747’s touchdown at JFK in New York. I hadn’t slept much on the flight and jet lag threatened to seize my body and soul, as I unpacked my bag at my Fort Greene apartment. Sleep crowded my vision, but the writer Bruce Benderson was […]