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Brownies

by 01/02/2016
Neighborhood: Manhattan, Midtown

After I gave him my spiel, he wrinkled his nose in a sniffing-like manner and said he would rip up the ticket if I could "do something” for him.

A Picnic in Eden

by 09/01/2014
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Williamsburg

Everyone that lives here has her or his own love-hate relationship with this city. But there really is no place like it.

Scented

by 08/26/2014
Neighborhood: Financial District, Manhattan

With three minutes to spare, I mutter a few good Hail Mary Kay's and promise the Sephora gods that I will do better next time.

Christmas Morning

by 05/26/2014
Neighborhood: Forest Hills

A little trash pile between the sidewalk and street caught my eye. It was just a pile of sticks, but on top was a ten dollar bill folded in half.

There Will Be Blood

by 04/23/2014
Neighborhood: Yorkville

At 16, my dream job was working behind the deli counter at Daitch Shopwell. As a stock boy this would be a coup.

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.

Will Probably Be Late to the Party

by 01/21/2014
Neighborhood: East Village

Marta Troicka puts her nut allergy to the test in "Will Probably Be Late to the Party," a story that mixes parties and pine nuts with paranoia.

Uptown

by 01/08/2014
Neighborhood: Harlem

It was 2AM, and we were lost in the scariest place I had ever seen. Where were Christie Brinkley and the other Uptown girls?

That’s Mad Creepy, Bro

by 01/01/2014
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village

I’m on the E train and a child who isn’t mine is leaning her head on my left shoulder. She is sleeping and I don’t quite know what to do yet.

That’s My Daughter In The Water

by 03/27/2013
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Trevor Jockims cons his way into a free swim using his daughter as a decoy.

It’s Not A Cult

by 10/10/2012
Neighborhood: All Over, JFK/LGA, Letter From Abroad

Esme Hoffman shares a transcontinental flight with a very unusual young man.

When the Therapist Lost Her Mind

by 10/03/2012
Neighborhood: Gramercy Park, Stuyvesant Town

Therapist Brenda was a major fixture in the author and his wife's lives.