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You’re Out of the Night

by 06/17/2016
Neighborhood: Flushing, Lower East Side, Queens, Uncategorized

I didn’t tell Dull that I wondered what I was doing with my life as I sat in my windowless, air-conditioned classroom—when I began to understand that a break year meant not really being at home anywhere.

Jews Playing Basketball

by 11/06/2014
Neighborhood: All Over, Bronx, Brooklyn, Lower East Side

J. Margolies weaves basketball and Judaism onto a canvas of New York in the '70s.

Direction By Mercy

by 09/28/2014
Neighborhood: Long Island City, Lower East Side, Queens

For immigrants, language and customs are the most challenging things when moving to a foreign country.

Good Humor

by 12/06/2013
Neighborhood: Bowery, East Village, Lower East Side

A story about about a summer selling ice cream in the 1970s, the Hells Angels, Bowery flop houses and the down-and-out in the East Village.

Below 14th

by 05/30/2013
Neighborhood: East Village, Lower East Side

In 1984 Jacob Margolies returns to his old neighborhood, the Lower East Side and can't believe the change - in the people as well as the place.

Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood Reading Series Returns!!!

by 02/03/2013
Neighborhood: Lower East Side, Manhattan, News

The reading series is back! February 21 at 7 PM, Dixon Place in the Lower East Side, 161 Christie St, b/t Rivington and Delancey.

Hurricane Kingdom

by 01/07/2013
Neighborhood: Lower East Side

What will happen after the storm? Marie Sabatino's question reverberates through the canyons of the Lower East Side and the bed room of her best friend, where she weathered Sandy.

Bento Box Bingo

by 02/26/2012
Neighborhood: Lower East Side

Ben Yagoda tells the story of a secretive Lower East Side Bento Box company whose front door doubles as an art gallery.

Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood Reading, September 23 At Happy Ending

by 09/16/2011
Neighborhood: Lower East Side, News

MR. BELLER’S NEIGHBORHOOD READING SERIES HAPPY ENDING in the Lower East Side Friday, September 23, 8:00 PM A Free Evening of Non-Fiction In The Lower East Side. Reading on September 23 will be: Rob Williams - Bear Patrol  Lily Shen – It Is Easy To Speak Chinese Kenneth P. Nolan - Farrell’s Nathaniel Page - Spanked  The host is Connor Gaudet - Hung Out […]

Primary Day

by 09/13/2011
Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights, Lower East Side, World Trade Center

I stumbled bleary-eyed out of my building still hours before the sun would rise over the East River. Allen Street was black and still. The bars were closed and the morning rush hadn’t yet begun. The homeless slept soundly in the street-median park. Waiting in her car in front of my building was Maggie, 40ish […]