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See You in New York

by 03/19/2017
Neighborhood: Central Park, Manhattan, World Trade Center

Before I left Sweden to move to New York, I hugged my dad, not knowing that it would be the last time.

Panic at Beth Israel

by 11/08/2015
Neighborhood: Uncategorized

The air was thick. The blonde EMT had a blank stare. He looked at me a beat too long and I realized that even in a hospital you aren’t safe.

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?


by 02/18/2015
Neighborhood: Uncategorized

So, Martin's phone on one hand was keeping him young, and connected, but on the other, collecting the names of the dead

Respect for the Dead

by 04/08/2013
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Claudette Bakhtiar has to look. Wouldn't you?

Crust, Mantle, Core

by 10/23/2012
Neighborhood: Bay Ridge

Sara Lippmann's devastating essay on life, death, family, and those things that haunt us in the sudden quiet moments of pause.

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.

Facing The Day

by 06/25/2012
Neighborhood: All Over, Chelsea, Gramercy Park, West Village

Judith Luongo finds oneness in pools of blue.

Old Enough To Die In Brooklyn: The Mortician’s Lament

by 05/10/2012
Neighborhood: Cobble Hill

Chris Pomorski moves into an apartment above a funeral home in Brooklyn and learns that it is a dying business.

Here Lies Jed

by 05/22/2011
Neighborhood: Prospect Park

With no backyard and unable to afford the cremation, Katie McDonough and her boyfriend did what they could to give their cat a proper burial.

Death Comes to The Fenwick Arms

by 12/31/2010
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Mr. Murphy, a New York City doorman, witnesses what happens when there's a death in the building.

The Last Day

by 06/03/2010
Neighborhood: Windsor Terrace

The last day of school before summer after sixth grade was bittersweet for Kenneth P. Nolan, involving both Coney Island and the death of a classmate.