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Manhattan Mirage

by 08/02/2014
Neighborhood: Financial District, On the Waterfront, Staten Island

nd suddenly, there it was, emerging melodramatically out of the dusk like some reinvented Shan-gri-La or a newly-risen Atlantis.

Winners of an Illicit Race

by 07/27/2014
Neighborhood: Staten Island

Tom explores a new ramp and that strange, familiar way that chunks of steel concrete become more than that, carry memories, take on symbolism...

Flat Fixed

by 02/13/2014
Neighborhood: Staten Island

Tom Diriwachter shares a glimpse of a Staten Island neighborhood, a day with his father, and the mysterious nuisance of a flat tire.

On the Train in Winter

by 02/08/2014
Neighborhood: Across the River, All Over, Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens, Downtown Brooklyn, Gowanus, Greenwich Village

The F Train offers a partial escape from the cold, and the arrival of a stranger causes Ryan Lejarde to stumble towards a realization.

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.

Polyester Skirt Suit

by 12/28/2013
Neighborhood: Prospect Park

On the 2 train, I practiced the icebreaker I would use when I met my interviewer. I was full of hope, but wearing my desperation on my skirt.

Man Kicks Car

by 09/26/2013
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights

Bob Blaisdell is an outstanding defender and champion of pedestrian rights.

Respect for the Dead

by 04/08/2013
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Claudette Bakhtiar has to look. Wouldn't you?

Zone A

by 02/27/2013
Neighborhood: Staten Island

Tom Diriwachter waits out the storm with his ailing mother during Hurricane Irene.

Found in Transit

by 02/09/2013
Neighborhood: All Over, Grand Central Station, Union Square

Joelle Burger boards a 4 train, heading uptown to study for the bar exam. She deboards the train in tears, but a lesson has been learned.

Ellis Island

by 02/03/2013
Neighborhood: Ellis Island

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