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Easier Than it Looks

by 03/03/2016
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Since it was none of my goddamn business, I asked him, “You get around the city completely blind, or do you have some vision?”

My Damn Love Affair

by 01/18/2016
Neighborhood: All Over, Uncategorized, Upper West Side

The New York of the 80’s was not a town that met you halfway. It really didn’t give a damn what happened to you.

Bed Bugs and Rolling Stones

by 01/11/2016
Neighborhood: Uncategorized, Upper West Side

The house phone in my room often rang in the middle of the night. I’d answer hoping to talk to someone but there was never anyone there.

West Side Judaica: “He had a chance to go big”

by 12/15/2015
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

The story behind the Upper West Side store

Wild Thing

by 03/11/2015
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

I was walking down the Broadway near Lincoln Center with my old friend Ruth Lopez when we came upon two people on the sidewalk, doing it.

Dancing in the Dark

by 10/13/2014
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village, Upper West Side

That's when I met him. Fourteen years my senior, in the theater, and unbeknownst to me on that night, a man with a very checkered past. I hadn’t yet heard of Freud or Oedipus. Even with my one short lived marriage to my high school sweetheart, behind me, all I believed in were happy endings.

Pimping Trixie

by 02/02/2014
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Nancy Stiefel tells the tale of pimping her Upper West Side poodle, Trixie, to the many dog walkers of Central Park.

Respect for the Dead

by 04/08/2013
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Claudette Bakhtiar has to look. Wouldn't you?

At Home on the Church Steps

by 02/08/2013
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Mindy Lewis' neighbor is evicted and living on the streets. Meanwhile his apartment sits empty.

Stellar Decisions

by 12/04/2012
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Leah Zibulsky believes in fate for one night.

Doc Pomus

by 10/03/2012
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Mary Shanley found an unlikely guardian angel in an award-winning songwriter/record producer.

Larry’s Bench

by 09/25/2012
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Liz Titus is shocked to learn of an old friend's death from a commemorative plaque marking a bench in Central Park.