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The King of New York

by 03/05/2017
Neighborhood: Astoria, Queens

From a distance the crown almost looks like solid gold. But as I walk farther up 30th Avenue in Astoria, I can tell there is something not quite right about it. It is glinting, sure, but I realize the crown is made of curled paper. It’s from Burger King. I am now only a few paces behind the man wearing it, who looks like he might be homeless.

Rollo

by 02/05/2017
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Williamsburg

I woke up early every morning to watch Rollo leave for school. When he walked out the front door, I'd run down the stairs and outside so fast, grape jelly would drip onto my hands from the Wonder bread toast I hadn't yet eaten. I'd race to the swinging gate and yell, "Hi Rollo!"

The Hedges

by 02/16/2014
Neighborhood: Farmingdale

Joseph Scalia dons the neighborhood watch hat in his story "The Hedges," where he patrols everything from raucous dogs to overgrown shrubbery.

Revo, like Revolution.

by 01/30/2013
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant

Ken Rosen makes a friend in his new neighborhood and shocked to learn how fast he has lost him.

Brooklyn Fields

by 10/01/2012
Neighborhood: Cobble Hill

Celebrity has never impressed Sam Howard. But with his literary hero moving into the neighborhood, he might try to break the ice.

Four Stores and Fifty Years Ago

by 03/09/2005
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Cobble Hill

'I like the cannoli the best...'