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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.

Homeward

by 03/12/2017
Neighborhood: Manhattan, Washington Heights

“Lemuel,” my mother cried out to me. “No puedo ver.” I looked up. Her eyes were shut, her grip was tight around my hand, and she was telling me she couldn’t see.

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?

I Know About His Ear

by 05/03/2015
Neighborhood: Downtown Brooklyn

There’s a joke about Jewish mothers. If you know it, join in.

Ironing

by 03/28/2015
Neighborhood: Tribeca

We were one of those Asian-Caucasian couples, as ubiquitous in the City as pigeons.

Good Eye

by 02/20/2015
Neighborhood: Uncategorized

It’s the middle of the season and my son won’t swing at the ball. Jesse is seven and this is his third year playing league baseball.

Two Guys Talking on the Corner

by 01/06/2015
Neighborhood: Yorkville

It was the fall of 1960, which I remember for three reasons.

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..."

The Ancient Swirl of Time that is Always Present Over Coney Island

by 10/20/2014
Neighborhood: Coney Island

Sometimes, when the sky is just right, it is still possible to feel the era of the 50's blowing eternally down the boardwalk.

COFFEE, MY FAMILY

by 06/14/2014
Neighborhood: Chelsea, Washington Heights

I think about what it means to me to be Hispanic, Latino, Latin-American, American, brown. I mostly wonder this in the workplace.

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.

Rejoice for the Winter that Was

by 03/28/2014
Neighborhood: All Over, Brighton Beach, Central Park, Union Square

Candy Schulman offers a contrast to the standard winter grumbles.