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With You Without

by 07/08/2015
Neighborhood: All Over

You coming home soaking wet and whining ‘cause another dealer ripped you off and you didn’t get enough crack. What is enough crack?

The Brownie Caper

by 06/19/2014
Neighborhood: Gramercy Park, Manhattan

As fast as he might run, JB McGeever can't escape his chocolatey past, one where a certain brownie continues to follow him to the police academy.

Uninvited Guest

by 05/28/2014
Neighborhood: Bronx

Formidable but not invincible, our guest was like most of us who were living in the building at the time.

An Education on Avenue B

by 03/23/2014
Neighborhood: East Village

In 1971, Jacob's world was turned upside down when his parents decided to send him to a Jewish Day School on the Lower East Side.

The Hedges

by 02/16/2014
Neighborhood: Farmingdale

Joseph Scalia dons the neighborhood watch hat in his story "The Hedges," where he patrols everything from raucous dogs to overgrown shrubbery.

After the Graveyard Shift

by 01/28/2014
Neighborhood: East Village

Despite going to great lengths to avoid being annoyed, mugged, or worse, Coree Spencer finds herself in a morning straight out of a nightmare.

My Neighbor Cries a Chain Link Fence

by 12/31/2013
Neighborhood: Astoria

Last night I heard him - the guy who pouts and steams outside on the fence smoking cigarettes with a rippled back - I heard him scream at you...

Polyester Skirt Suit

by 12/28/2013
Neighborhood: Prospect Park

On the 2 train, I practiced the icebreaker I would use when I met my interviewer. I was full of hope, but wearing my desperation on my skirt.

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.

Man Kicks Car

by 09/26/2013
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights

Bob Blaisdell is an outstanding defender and champion of pedestrian rights.

Katya

by 08/09/2013
Neighborhood: East Village

Eliza Berman verbalizes the often inexpressible experience of the NYC transplant - feeling part anthropologist, part participant, wanting to be involved, but always partly detached.

Red Socks

by 07/28/2013
Neighborhood: Midwood, Sheepshead Bay

Debbie Nathan and her neighbors discuss labor and politics of long ago and faraway.