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Wild Thing

by 03/11/2015
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

I was walking down the Broadway near Lincoln Center with my old friend Ruth Lopez when we came upon two people on the sidewalk, doing it.

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.

I Just Want to Stay In and Get High and Watch Netflix

by 07/20/2014
Neighborhood: Bushwick

Out is one of my least favorite concepts. If ‘in’ means a comfortable evening spent at home on the couch, then ‘out’ is never preferable.

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.

Vesuvius Ave.

by 05/08/2014
Neighborhood: All Over, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island

In a summer dress, all women are irresistible. Don't they know this, the excruciating and mystical power of dresses?

The Laughter of the Maestro

by 03/09/2014
Neighborhood: Fort Greene

On a snowy New York evening, Cecil Taylor talks about his musical journey up to Toronto, back down to Harlem, and everywhere in between.

Flat Fixed

by 02/13/2014
Neighborhood: Staten Island

Tom Diriwachter shares a glimpse of a Staten Island neighborhood, a day with his father, and the mysterious nuisance of a flat tire.

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.

Newt The Rare Book Man

by 01/27/2014
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village, Uncategorized

Standing on the corner of West Fourth Street and Washington Square East, selling used paperback books off of a folding card table.

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...

Fighting For What

by 07/01/2013
Neighborhood: Bowery

Fights sometimes start and end for the same reason. Peter Nolan Smith learned this at CBGB.

Date One

by 06/28/2013
Neighborhood: East Village

Lea Thomas describes in simple terms the simultaneously confusing, charming, awkward, comfortable, and often hazy experience of a first date.