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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.

See You in New York

by 03/19/2017
Neighborhood: Central Park, Manhattan, World Trade Center

Before I left Sweden to move to New York, I hugged my dad, not knowing that it would be the last time.

The Empire State Building Loves Me

by 09/13/2015
Neighborhood: All Over, Central Park, Midtown, Union Square

The waning began first thing in the morning when I woke up at 6:30 a.m., fell to the bathroom floor, and vomited.

Performance, Anxiety

by 06/01/2014
Neighborhood: Central Park

A twenty-something New Yorker passes time waiting people-watching in Central Park, thinking about what's missing.

Rejoice for the Winter that Was

by 03/28/2014
Neighborhood: All Over, Brighton Beach, Central Park, Union Square

Candy Schulman offers a contrast to the standard winter grumbles.

A Special Hidden Place

by 06/21/2012
Neighborhood: Central Park, Midtown

Elizabeth Titus runs into an old neighbor while taking her piebald dachshund, Mr. Henry Longfellow, to the park.

Holden’s New York

by 01/29/2010
Neighborhood: Central Park, Midtown

"THE first thing I did when I got off at Penn Station, I went into this phone booth. I felt like giving somebody a buzz. I left my bags right outside the booth so I could watch them, but as soon as I was inside, I couldn’t think of anybody to call up.” So begins […]

Smiling at the Rain

by 08/25/2005
Neighborhood: Central Park

Eric Novack comes to NYC to get married. Magic drenches the trip, in which every pedestrian smiles and every waiter has a twin

Dog vs. Duck

by 08/22/2005
Neighborhood: Central Park

Just another dog-day afternoon at the duck pond.

The Gates, in Context

by 02/24/2005
Neighborhood: Central Park

“You shall not crucify mankind on a cross of gold”

Something About Turtles

by Thomas Beller 02/14/2004
Neighborhood: Central Park

It was only a few days before he was swept up in the turtle craze

The Going Away Party

by 01/31/2004
Neighborhood: Central Park

Here's how I want my funeral made