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The Laughter of the Maestro

by 03/09/2014
Neighborhood: Fort Greene

On a snowy New York evening, Cecil Taylor talks about his musical journey up to Toronto, back down to Harlem, and everywhere in between.

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.

School Spirits

by 03/20/2013
Neighborhood: Jamaica

JB McGeever thinks back on his old school, now closed, and remembers a student of particular literary and intellectual prowess.

Ellis Island

by 02/03/2013
Neighborhood: Ellis Island

Excerpts from Robert Viscusi's forthcoming epic poem, Ellis Island.

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.

SMASHING KNIVES

by 12/28/2012
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Midtown

Peter Nolan Smith puts down his jeweler's loupe and picks up his hammer.

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.

Doc Pomus

by 10/03/2012
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

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