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An Education on Avenue B

by 03/23/2014
Neighborhood: East Village

In 1971, Jacob's world was turned upside down when his parents decided to send him to a Jewish Day School on the Lower East Side.

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.

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.

On Avoiding the Clipboard

by 06/06/2013
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village, Uncategorized, West Village

It didn't take Theresa Reed very long that no matter how friendly the canvasser acts, the canvasser does not want to be friends. The canvasser just wants your money.

Scaffolding

by 04/18/2013
Neighborhood: Financial District

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

School Spirits

by 03/20/2013
Neighborhood: Jamaica

JB McGeever thinks back on his old school, now closed, and remembers a student of particular literary and intellectual prowess.

The Dirty Side Of A Car Wash

by 03/15/2013
Neighborhood: Bronx

Eugene Barron recollects the monthly pay-offs and shakedowns that gave protection and kept his dad's car wash open for business.

At Home on the Church Steps

by 02/08/2013
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Mindy Lewis' neighbor is evicted and living on the streets. Meanwhile his apartment sits empty.

Ellis Island

by 02/03/2013
Neighborhood: Ellis Island

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

Revo, like Revolution.

by 01/30/2013
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant

Ken Rosen makes a friend in his new neighborhood and shocked to learn how fast he has lost him.

Starry Night

by 12/04/2012
Neighborhood: Downtown Brooklyn

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

Bensonhurst Nicknames ca. 1966 – 1980, Annotated.

by 11/12/2012
Neighborhood: Bensonhurst

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