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When You Get Kicked by a White Guy

by 04/23/2017
Neighborhood: Featured, Manhattan, Tribeca

When I decided to move to the United States for college, I traded my relatively calm and peaceful life in a decidedly “dangerous” country for a different, perhaps more potent danger that haunted me day and night: being a target because of the color of my skin.

The Turtle Pond

by 04/16/2017
Neighborhood: Central Park, Featured, Manhattan

Despite my eagerness to come to New York, I was disillusioned my first few months living there. I spent more time in my room than out on the streets I had so romanticized, and which always seemed to disappoint with their dirty pavements. But I’m growing to love New York for what it is rather than for my fantasized idea of it.

If Dad Was A Doll

by 04/09/2017
Neighborhood: Coney Island, Featured

As a young man, Royal Young wished his social worker artist father was a little more punk rock. Shortly thereafter, he shared a slice of pizza with Sylvain Sylvain, guitarist for the New York Dolls.

Call for Submissions

by 02/12/2017
Neighborhood: All Over, Featured, News

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The Art of Tipping

by 06/29/2003
Neighborhood: Featured, West Village

I wondered: should I give him ten dollars for a $1.80 tip, or nine dollars for an 80 cent tip? One seemed too high to me, the other seemed too low. Maybe I should give him ten and ask for 75 cents back? That felt petty.

Bubby’s Departure

by 02/11/2003
Neighborhood: All Over, Brooklyn, Featured, Multiple, West Village

A Boy Meets His Long Lost Granny From Bensonhurst just before she dies on a train platform on the way to Florida.