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The Eggs of Protest

by 03/26/2017
Neighborhood: Manhattan

The morning after the election I didn’t really want to leave my bed. Even though I am not an American citizen, the happenings of the night before shocked and numbed me so much that I couldn’t find the power to face the day. I wanted to stay where I was and try to forget about […]

The River, the Floating Lanterns and the White Balloons

by 10/16/2014
Neighborhood: All Over, Financial District, Tribeca, West Village

I express to Judy my skittishness about all the pageantry. Judy points out that every person has to find their own way to grieve.

The Wild Turkeys Of Staten Island University Hospital

by 04/17/2012
Neighborhood: Staten Island

Tom Dirwachter reflects on the wild birds he would frequently see while visiting his mother at a Staten Island hospital.

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.