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Remembering a Barber Shop

by 06/01/2008
Neighborhood: Jamaica, Queens

Philip Wesler remembers a boy’s view of a barbershop in 1939.

A Fan’s Statistics

by 03/15/2008
Neighborhood: Jamaica, Queens

JB McGeever offers his perspective as a high school teacher in Jamaica, Queens.

The Silent Minority

by 07/12/2007
Neighborhood: Jamaica, Queens

Joseph's wife volunteers to host Bernardo, a poor child from SoBro, a fact which her AWOL husband learns too late to stop

Gluttony is the Only Winner

by 02/09/2006
Neighborhood: Jamaica, Queens

The author faces off against a friend in a Super Bowl of their own, with individual pizzas versus from-the-jar peanut butter

Off Track Betting

by 11/17/2005
Neighborhood: Jamaica, Queens

Off Track Betting could be a Greyhound Bus Station at 4 am or a bar where I learned to play spoons

Jam Master Jay: His Sounds Will Stay

by 12/11/2002
Neighborhood: Jamaica, Queens

Jam-Master's Shrine on a Cold Day