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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.

The Culture of Dog Walking

by 09/26/2013
Neighborhood: Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill

Lily Lopate takes a stab at dog-walking and tries to understand why pet owners are so strange.

A Walk on Columbia Street

by 08/01/2012
Neighborhood: Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill

Tina Portelli recalls the Columbia Street of her youth.

A Frothy Goodbye

by 03/26/2012
Neighborhood: Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill

Nicholas Soodik's favorite cafe existed in much the same way it ceased to do so; brusquely and without apology.

To The Basketball Playing Men and Women of Letters

by 03/14/2012
Neighborhood: All Over, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Caroll Gardens, Carroll Gardens, Manhattan, Upper West Side, West Village

Where are all the ball playing New York writers? To the writer's chagrin they're playing softball. A call for a literary basketball summer league

Close Shave

by 04/03/2011
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens, Uncategorized

Nicholas Soodik stopped into the local barber shop to indulge in the classical male experience of "getting a shave." That's what he got - right down to the Eshting brand aftershave.

The Crack Van

by 07/31/2010
Neighborhood: All Over, Carroll Gardens

Connor Gaudet lavishes praise on an anti-hero of a Crack Van, just in time to lament its demise.

A Hard Lesson Upside the Head

by 12/25/2009
Neighborhood: Carroll Gardens

She was never really my girlfriend. She was my occasional hook-up, I guess, my sometimes companion. Nothing more than that. A girl, true enough, but I don’t think she was ever really any kind of friend. This story isn’t about her, anyway. I was a month-old New York newborn, a 39 year-old infant who could […]

They’ve Finally Cut Eggy in Half

by 07/02/2009
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens

Albert Stern thinks he might have stumbled across his old friend Eggy, a paraplegic, on the street, and that Eggy’s finally gott

The Check Thieves

by 08/31/2007
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens

Tina wants to pick up the check in broad delight, but constantly falls victim to daring, extremely generous drive-by assailants


by 10/01/2006
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens

Coffee pushes a watcher over to the other side, that of the watched, in this tale of the birth of an NYC freak

A Tale of Three Landlords

by 06/20/2005
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens

If these brownstone walls could talk.