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On Randall’s Island

by 10/18/2012
Neighborhood: Randall's Island

Candy Schulman considers the past and present, as she watches her daughter play soccer on Randall's Island.

A Walk on Columbia Street

by 08/01/2012
Neighborhood: Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill

Tina Portelli recalls the Columbia Street of her youth.

On Turtle Bay

by 11/11/2011
Neighborhood: On the Waterfront, Turtle Bay

Kevin Kinsella gives his young daughter much to think about on their ferry trips from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

Where To Begin

by 10/14/2011
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Kate Erickson suffers the pains of having a much better memory than a significant other.

Overheated In Gravesend

by 06/20/2011
Neighborhood: Gravesend

Candy Schulman remembers the hot old days in Gravesend, Brooklyn.

The Whip and The Bonnet

by 02/14/2011
Neighborhood: Financial District, Uncategorized

While doing historical research for a book, Toni Schlesinger discovers and tracks the steps of two local merchants, neighbors, and could-be paramours on Pearl St, 1812.

Prall’s Island

by 04/15/2010
Neighborhood: Prall's Island

Dorothy Spears goes to the toxic bird sanctuary that is Prall's Island and learns that it is infested with poison ivy.

Once More Over the Bridge: May 24, 2008

by 07/01/2008
Neighborhood: Multiple, On the Waterfront

Victoria Olsen finds her daily commute inspiring.

When Motorcyclists Can’t Feel Solitary Anymore

by 03/02/2008
Neighborhood: On the Waterfront

When Motorcyclists Can’t Feel Solitary Anymore

Spinning Tables at the Frying Pan

by 08/10/2006
Neighborhood: Chelsea

I had never gone to the Frying Pan—the restored boat/event space docked beside the Chelsea Piers—before last week. It was one of those places that I’d almost been to a bunch of times, but never actually made it. I nearly didn’t go that night, either, but I’m glad I did, because I think I ended […]

Manhattan, Floating World

by 05/31/2006
Neighborhood: Midtown

Manhattan is shaped like an ocean liner or like a lozenge or like a paramecium (the protruding piers its cilia)...

On the Train Tracks in Marble Hill AKA Manonx, New York City- the circumsized north end of Manhhhhhaaaaattaaaaan

by 02/14/2006
Neighborhood: Bronx, On the Waterfront

That morning I got up in the afternoon. My friend Micki came from 204th/Post Avenue, from her man's crib, complaining about..