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Where East Village Meets West

by 01/18/2011
Neighborhood: East Harlem, East Village, West Village

Christie Grotheim discovers the West Village to be a strange and scary place after years on Avenue B. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

At the Polo Grounds

by 04/06/2010
Neighborhood: East Harlem, Yorkville

The 7 year old Thomas Pryor visits the Polo Grounds with his father and sees Willie Mays hit a home run.

Brujeria

by 02/26/2010
Neighborhood: East Harlem

Growing up with a Cuban best friend in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood did little to prepare Kelly Kreth for her visit with Cuban psychic Umberto.

I Lose My Cherry

by 08/10/2006
Neighborhood: East Harlem

It’s mid-afternoon on a Saturday in April 1973, and my first-day tour on the job, when that seminal alarm sounds. The disembodied voice of the dispatcher booms from loudspeakers throughout the firehouse, “Attention the following units…Engines 83, 60, 41-1 Ladders 29, 17-2 Battalion 14…Respond to…” The box number and address are given, and then the […]

The Man in the Window

by 07/06/2006
Neighborhood: East Harlem

Former Downtown Girl Vanessa move to Spanish Harlem and is captivated by a mysterious neighbor...

Event Horizon & The Baby Blue Jordans

by 12/31/2003
Neighborhood: East Harlem

Brian really hates it when Anissa calls him dumb because he feels that’s disrespect to him.

Parades

by 08/06/2003
Neighborhood: East Harlem

I love the parades in New York in the summertime

My Damn Sister

by 08/06/2003
Neighborhood: East Harlem

My little sister talks a lot and repeats everything that she hears

The Truth about Christmas Eve

by 08/06/2003
Neighborhood: East Harlem

My aunt was one of the coolest people that once lived on earth

The Drano Kids

by 08/06/2003
Neighborhood: East Harlem

They dropped the Drano and ran as fast as they could

Street Fight

by 08/05/2003
Neighborhood: East Harlem

I knew they were drunk because they couldn't even swing right

Snapped

by 08/05/2003
Neighborhood: East Harlem

We got kind of scared because we were imagining if the dog attacked us how would we handle the situation