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Wild Thing

by 03/11/2015
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

I was walking down the Broadway near Lincoln Center with my old friend Ruth Lopez when we came upon two people on the sidewalk, doing it.

Below 14th

by 05/30/2013
Neighborhood: East Village, Lower East Side

In 1984 Jacob Margolies returns to his old neighborhood, the Lower East Side and can't believe the change - in the people as well as the place.

Body English

by 05/25/2013
Neighborhood: Clifton, Staten Island

Tom Diriwachter used a little "body English" to find his childhood passion - bowling.

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.

Bensonhurst Nicknames ca. 1966 – 1980, Annotated.

by 11/12/2012
Neighborhood: Bensonhurst

Dave Mandl presents a compendium of colloquial sobriquets from his native Bensonhurst.

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.

Barking at Tourists

by 06/29/2012
Neighborhood: Times Square

Do you like comedy? Alison Preece really really really really hopes you do.

A Forgotten Game

by 03/27/2012
Neighborhood: Jackson Heights

Peter Wortsman experiences a brief shining moment as hero of the slap ball court, only to be overshadowed by other events of the day.

To The Basketball Playing Men and Women of Letters

by 03/14/2012
Neighborhood: All Over, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Caroll Gardens, Carroll Gardens, Manhattan, Upper West Side, West Village

Where are all the ball playing New York writers? To the writer's chagrin they're playing softball. A call for a literary basketball summer league

January 25, 1987

by 02/03/2012
Neighborhood: Letter From Abroad

The New York Giants are heading to Indianapolis for their fifth Super Bowl. 25 years ago, I spent a perfect day in Pasadena. “Tommy, want some action?” Al said to me on the school bus. “No, the Giants are favored by 9 ½ points.” I answered. “What about over and under, it’s 39 ½?” Now […]

King of Handball

by 01/24/2012
Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights

Raanan Geberer looks at the life and experiences of an aging handball hero.

Passing For 62

by 12/15/2011
Neighborhood: Uncategorized, Union Square, Williamsburg

Brent Shearer tries to defraud the city's Parks Department by asking for a senior citizen discount on his tennis permit... and eventually gets away with it.