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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.

On Turtle Bay

by 11/11/2011
Neighborhood: On the Waterfront, Turtle Bay

Kevin Kinsella gives his young daughter much to think about on their ferry trips from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

Once More Over the Bridge: May 24, 2008

by 07/01/2008
Neighborhood: Multiple, On the Waterfront

Victoria Olsen finds her daily commute inspiring.

Young Russian Immigrants Turn to Heroin

by 03/31/2008
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, On the Waterfront

The experience of today’s Russian immigrants in New York City isn’t exactly “Moscow on the Hudson.”

When Motorcyclists Can’t Feel Solitary Anymore

by 03/02/2008
Neighborhood: On the Waterfront

When Motorcyclists Can’t Feel Solitary Anymore

On the Train Tracks in Marble Hill AKA Manonx, New York City- the circumsized north end of Manhhhhhaaaaattaaaaan

by 02/14/2006
Neighborhood: Bronx, On the Waterfront

That morning I got up in the afternoon. My friend Micki came from 204th/Post Avenue, from her man's crib, complaining about..

Rockaway Beach Memoirs

by 07/12/2003
Neighborhood: On the Waterfront, Queens

I was nearly there. Carrying my chair, beach bag and small cooler the few final yards to my usual spot, I was almost past the part I dreaded. It was the trek from the parking lot at Riis Park in the Rockaways, to my little beach at the start of neighboring Breezy Point. To get […]

What is Flotsam?

by 09/03/2002
Neighborhood: On the Waterfront

There it was, in my Inbox, mocking me. Dragging me down to its oceanic depths. Instantly, drowning me in thoughts of that horrific day downtown in August of 2000 when I attempted to swim a mile in the Hudson River. The New York City Swims people e-mailed a friendly reminder to sign up for this […]

The Warehouse Fire

by 12/29/2001
Neighborhood: On the Waterfront

Fire and Ice on the Westside

Diana and Maddy

by 11/24/2001
Neighborhood: On the Waterfront

I often walk down the asphalt path that runs the length of Manhattan, on the shore of the Hudson River, hoping to see Diana. When I was with her things were not so pleasant. She smelled awful, and she sapped my energy, working me all night long and half the day. For the fourteen weeks […]