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The Turtle Pond

by 04/16/2017
Neighborhood: Central Park, Featured, Manhattan

Despite my eagerness to come to New York, I was disillusioned my first few months living there. I spent more time in my room than out on the streets I had so romanticized, and which always seemed to disappoint with their dirty pavements. But I’m growing to love New York for what it is rather than for my fantasized idea of it.

You’re Out of the Night

by 06/17/2016
Neighborhood: Flushing, Lower East Side, Queens, Uncategorized

I didn’t tell Dull that I wondered what I was doing with my life as I sat in my windowless, air-conditioned classroom—when I began to understand that a break year meant not really being at home anywhere.

Underground Analysis

by 02/08/2016
Neighborhood: All Over

“Which do you think it is?” I asked. “She wants something, or she's done something she hasn’t told you about that’s going to make you furious?”

Is My Arched Spine Still Pretty?

by 01/15/2016
Neighborhood: East Village, Manhattan, Uncategorized, Union Square

Right after it was done I wanted to try again, as if already I was searching for some way for him to give me more than he could.

Will You Marry Me?

by 09/26/2014
Neighborhood: Long Island City, Uncategorized

I don’t know if he was actually homeless, or if he actually had food stamps and other government assistance. I also didn’t know if he smelled musty like a ton of the other homeless people in the subway. Whenever I remember him, I kick myself for not having the courage to go back and ask him his name.

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.

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.

A Special Hidden Place

by 06/21/2012
Neighborhood: Central Park, Midtown

Elizabeth Titus runs into an old neighbor while taking her piebald dachshund, Mr. Henry Longfellow, to the park.

Love Sent, Pebbles at The Delacorte

by 08/16/2010
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Kate Kaiser distributes her husband's ashes in an exuberant, yet peaceful grieving process and clues the reader in on the origin and extent of their love.

Raw Like Sauerkraut in the Market at Leinfelden-Echterdingen

by 12/31/2006
Neighborhood: Lower East Side

Dara recovers from feelings of loss and humiliation after her German boyfriend dumps her with cold elegance