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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.

Exhaustion, Faith, or Madness

by 12/12/2014
Neighborhood: Jackson Heights, Queens, Uncategorized

As I wander about in a drowsy daze trying to find it, I take in some interesting sights that get me thinking about the meaning of “diversity” – that superficial buzzword often associated with this neighborhood.

An Unsentimental Education

by 12/09/2014
Neighborhood: Bronx

A new teacher earns his stripes at Junior High School 123 in the Bronx-- "In a school full of hard cases, Theresa Fulife was the hardest..."

Direction By Mercy

by 09/28/2014
Neighborhood: Long Island City, Lower East Side, Queens

For immigrants, language and customs are the most challenging things when moving to a foreign country.

Cigarette Break

by 08/26/2014
Neighborhood: Manhattan, Tribeca

She sees a man eating from the trash. His clothes are neat. He must do this often, because he's wearing nylon gardening gloves

Kant’s (Revised) Critique of Judgement

by 05/16/2014
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village

You’d think this was an all-girls liberal arts college in South Dakota, not an urban university located in the fashion Mecca of the world.

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.

Sally-Boy

by 07/28/2013
Neighborhood: Astor Place

Susan Landry's favorite stylist ODs, leaving many questions on her mind.

The Supercut

by 07/28/2013
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village

Garrett Houghton plays Russian roulette with his hair and his wallet at Supercuts.

Can I Get This To Go?

by 07/02/2013
Neighborhood: East Village

Sofije Brija has second thoughts about her late night snack when confronted by a hungry face

Will Work For Free

by 06/25/2013
Neighborhood: Midtown

In a universally identifiable essay, Garrett Houghton describes his first of what will become many job interviews for the coveted post of Unpaid Intern.

On Avoiding the Clipboard

by 06/06/2013
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village, Uncategorized, West Village

It didn't take Theresa Reed very long that no matter how friendly the canvasser acts, the canvasser does not want to be friends. The canvasser just wants your money.