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by 04/18/2013
Neighborhood: Financial District

Thomas Beller discusses the ubiquitous presence of scaffolding in New York City.

Of Love and Real Estate

by 04/01/2013
Neighborhood: Park Slope, Prospect Park, Windsor Terrace

Alba Brunetti faces one of life's most challenging decisions: leaving your sweet apartment, even though you don't have to.

I Know The Way To Brooklyn

by 01/15/2013
Neighborhood: Prospect Heights

Linda Umans returns to Brooklyn to find an old friend.

A Dark and Stormy Night

by 01/07/2013
Neighborhood: Uncategorized, West Village

The invisible walls between us come down in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, for better or for worse, as Christina Maile observes.

Starry Night

by 12/04/2012
Neighborhood: Downtown Brooklyn

Kevin Kinsella is trapped in Brooklyn's most foul municipal purgatory.

Crust, Mantle, Core

by 10/23/2012
Neighborhood: Bay Ridge

Sara Lippmann's devastating essay on life, death, family, and those things that haunt us in the sudden quiet moments of pause.

The Love Seat (A Ghost Story)

by 10/21/2012
Neighborhood: Yorkville

Tommy Pryor's love seat tells the story of an owner in exile and the voices of the past that haunted its caretakers.

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.

The Bed Story (Or Why I Never Sell on Craig’s List Anymore)

by 08/22/2012
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights

Liz Farkas can't seem to get rid of a cursed bedframe - until she trades it... for a cursed shearling coat.

The Liquor Store Bag In The Tree

by 07/26/2012
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Sam DeFazio's grudge match with a bodega bag in the tree across the street is still at a stalemate three years after it first began.

Old Enough To Die In Brooklyn: The Mortician’s Lament

by 05/10/2012
Neighborhood: Cobble Hill

Chris Pomorski moves into an apartment above a funeral home in Brooklyn and learns that it is a dying business.

Trying On A House

by 08/02/2011
Neighborhood: All Over, Brooklyn

Nicholas Soodik goes from neighborhood to neighborhood in Brooklyn, trying on other people's houses and hoping for a good fit.