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“I Got You”

by 08/07/2016
Neighborhood: Chelsea, Manhattan

Deep down I knew why I couldn’t pay at the register. But the following day I still showed up. César motioned for me to keep walking.

The Tape

by 04/26/2016
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Chelsea, Jackson Heights, Manhattan, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Sunset Park

Every week I bought a cassette tape and poured my heart out to the Shrink. We were discussing my parents when a long-buried memory sprung to mind


by 06/14/2014
Neighborhood: Chelsea, Washington Heights

I think about what it means to me to be Hispanic, Latino, Latin-American, American, brown. I mostly wonder this in the workplace.

Facing The Day

by 06/25/2012
Neighborhood: All Over, Chelsea, Gramercy Park, West Village

Judith Luongo finds oneness in pools of blue.

My Friend, The Fire Chaplain

by 09/11/2011
Neighborhood: Chelsea, Uncategorized, Washington Heights

I met Mychal Judge in the spring of 1985 when my boyfriend, Javier, and I decided to get married. As a lapsed Catholic, estranged from the Church for over a decade, I was tormented with guilt and worry, yet I wanted to have a church wedding without having to account for prior errant ways—our daughter, […]


by 07/08/2011
Neighborhood: Chelsea

Nathaniel Page explores New York's kinkster scene and gets spanked.

Have I Heard of You?

by 02/28/2011
Neighborhood: Chelsea

Peter Wortsman and his former writing professor find an opinionated literary critic in a postal worker.

Three Basketball Vignettes, 2001

by 06/03/2010
Neighborhood: Chelsea, West Village

Thomas Beller writes three vignettes on the vicissitudes of being a basketball junkie in New York City in the year 2001.

Trolling Whores for Coke: How to Get Started

by 03/17/2010
Neighborhood: Chelsea, Washington Heights

Brent Shearer presents a convenient how-to guide for procuring certain recreational substances from ladies of a certain profession.

Sharing Vectors with Jesse Lee

by 03/07/2008
Neighborhood: Chelsea

Is it because he’s crazy, or is it because he’s from South Carolina?

Petrillio, or Love on the 90th Floor

by 02/23/2008
Neighborhood: Chelsea

Petrillio is suave and well-mannered, a romantic leading man with a penchant for cross-dressing and cosmetology.


by 12/31/2006
Neighborhood: Chelsea, Multiple

Daphne trolls craigslist for entertainment, and she can see her (fl)ex-boyfriend coming a mile away