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Hell’s Kitchen and All That Jazz

by 04/09/2015
Neighborhood: Hell's Kitchen

How easily I plugged into that teeming street energy, and with it, the tactile seediness. My suburban backdrop faded into history.

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.

Performance, Anxiety

by 06/01/2014
Neighborhood: Central Park

A twenty-something New Yorker passes time waiting people-watching in Central Park, thinking about what's missing.

Fighting For What

by 07/01/2013
Neighborhood: Bowery

Fights sometimes start and end for the same reason. Peter Nolan Smith learned this at CBGB.

The Dress

by 06/18/2013
Neighborhood: All Over, Greenwich Village, SoHo, West Village

Sharon Watts' wedding dress gets a new life as she remembers that which it has already lived.

Dreams of Taylor

by 06/18/2013
Neighborhood: Midtown

Peter Nolan Smith is charged with delivering the impossible to his nephew.

What’s in a Name

by 05/06/2013
Neighborhood: Bronx, Midtown

In 1958, Liz Dolan was surprised to see the familiar toothy grin of her walrus-like boss, on the face of a rising ballet star.

From Ditmars Blvd. (the Last Stop)

by 02/03/2013
Neighborhood: Astoria

From Ditmars Blvd. (the Last Stop). Abigail Frankfurt's homage to Allen Ginsberg’s America

A Dark and Stormy Night

by 01/07/2013
Neighborhood: Uncategorized, West Village

The invisible walls between us come down in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, for better or for worse, as Christina Maile observes.

Letting Go of My Faux Boyfriend

by 11/13/2012
Neighborhood: All Over, Citifield, Midtown, Tribeca

Nina Camp's long-time faux beaux finds love with someone else.

Hiding in a Transparent City

by 10/10/2012
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Deirdre Faughey Davison remembers her childhood trips to Manhattan with her aunt.

Doc Pomus

by 10/03/2012
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

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