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The River, the Floating Lanterns and the White Balloons

by 10/16/2014
Neighborhood: All Over, Financial District, Tribeca, West Village

I express to Judy my skittishness about all the pageantry. Judy points out that every person has to find their own way to grieve.


by 08/26/2014
Neighborhood: Financial District, Manhattan

With three minutes to spare, I mutter a few good Hail Mary Kay's and promise the Sephora gods that I will do better next time.

Manhattan Mirage

by 08/02/2014
Neighborhood: Financial District, On the Waterfront, Staten Island

nd suddenly, there it was, emerging melodramatically out of the dusk like some reinvented Shan-gri-La or a newly-risen Atlantis.


by 04/18/2013
Neighborhood: Financial District

Thomas Beller discusses the ubiquitous presence of scaffolding in New York City.

New York Is Oakland

by 09/08/2012
Neighborhood: Financial District, SoHo, Union Square, Zuccotti Park

Svetlana Kitto joins the march north to Occupy Union Square.

Elevator Days

by 02/10/2012
Neighborhood: Financial District, Lower Manhattan, Manhattan

Although the job had its ups and downs, it was the jerks in the middle that gave Joseph Scalia the most trouble.

Talking Back: My First Encounter with the Human Microphone

by 12/31/2011
Neighborhood: Financial District, Uncategorized

Jean Garnett witnesses Direct Democracy in action at a General Assembly meeting of Occupy Wall Street in Zuccotti Park.

The Whip and The Bonnet

by 02/14/2011
Neighborhood: Financial District, Uncategorized

While doing historical research for a book, Toni Schlesinger discovers and tracks the steps of two local merchants, neighbors, and could-be paramours on Pearl St, 1812.

Falling In and Out of Love with a Neckless Scotsman

by 12/15/2007
Neighborhood: Financial District

Betrayed by a no-necked Scotsman, Sarah ponders how she got herself into such a situation in the first place.

The Enchanted Jury Summons

by 12/31/2006
Neighborhood: Financial District

Laren wants out of jury duty. When a somber Melvillean clerk turns out to be a fellow writer, the Zodiac might be on her side

Joyless Dancer

by 12/31/2006
Neighborhood: Financial District

Evil takes the form of a lithe young exhibitionist when Sherri ventures downtown

Rage & Thanksgiving

by 12/01/2006
Neighborhood: Financial District

Sherri witnesses a man going apoplectic with anger in City Hall Park following the Thanksgiving weekend police shooting