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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.

Cigarette Break

by 08/26/2014
Neighborhood: Manhattan, Tribeca

She sees a man eating from the trash. His clothes are neat. He must do this often, because he's wearing nylon gardening gloves

Manhattan Mirage

by 08/02/2014
Neighborhood: Financial District, On the Waterfront, Staten Island

nd suddenly, there it was, emerging melodramatically out of the dusk like some reinvented Shan-gri-La or a newly-risen Atlantis.

No Slices

by 02/04/2014
Neighborhood: DUMBO, Union Square

Jaime Mishkin spreads the joy of Grimaldi's pizza to strangers in our latest story.

The Circle Line

by 04/02/2013
Neighborhood: Across the River, All Over

In a Proustian moment, Mary Gordon is transported back to childhood and remembers the most important gift her mother ever gave her.

Zone A

by 02/27/2013
Neighborhood: Staten Island

Tom Diriwachter waits out the storm with his ailing mother during Hurricane Irene.

Ellis Island

by 02/03/2013
Neighborhood: Ellis Island

Excerpts from Robert Viscusi's forthcoming epic poem, Ellis Island.

Pizza at the End of the World

by 01/15/2013
Neighborhood: Staten Island

Tom Diriwachter surveys Sandy's damage on Staten Island and is amazed to find his favorite pizza place open.

Hurricane Kingdom

by 01/07/2013
Neighborhood: Lower East Side

What will happen after the storm? Marie Sabatino's question reverberates through the canyons of the Lower East Side and the bed room of her best friend, where she weathered Sandy.

SMASHING KNIVES

by 12/28/2012
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Midtown

Peter Nolan Smith puts down his jeweler's loupe and picks up his hammer.

Hurricanes in the Hamptons

by 11/26/2012
Neighborhood: East Hampton, Uncategorized

Karen Frenkel remembers the house that weathered many storms and hopes it's still standing.