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Old Brownie

by 02/09/2014
Neighborhood: Midtown

Cut, color, clarity, and carat - Peter Nolan Smith avoids all of the 4Cs of diamonds when he sells Old Brownie on a snowy winter's day.

The Supercut

by 07/28/2013
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village

Garrett Houghton plays Russian roulette with his hair and his wallet at Supercuts.

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.

Look Homeward, Brooklyn

by 09/07/2012
Neighborhood: Brighton Beach, Gramercy Park, Long Island

Robert Weinberger gets his big break at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Queen of the Plaza

by 03/17/2012
Neighborhood: Midtown

Hordes of green clad drunken lunatics storm a bastion of brittle privilege at he Plaza Hotel. Amidst them, a queen.

Bearded Strangers Unite!

by 01/08/2012
Neighborhood: All Over

Rob Williams' beard gives people frequent cause for misidentification.


by 12/12/2011
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Sharon Silver learns why her mother always said to look your best before you leave the house.

The Longevity of Women

by 04/17/2011
Neighborhood: Uncategorized, Upper West Side

Peter Nolan Smith figures out why men don't live as long as women and decides to take matters into his own hands.

Nina’s Wedding

by 02/12/2010
Neighborhood: Park Slope

Marilyn Horan tells the extraordinary story of Nina Milano’s wedding in 1969. The spectacular melee that was the reception wasn’t exactly fodder for Modern Bride magazine.

Out with the Old

by 08/21/2008
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Park Slope

Fran Giuffre finds herself at a point in her life when she finds a construction worker’s catcalls mildly flattering.

Hope in a Jar

by 08/21/2008
Neighborhood: Midtown

Does your skin feel two sizes too small?


by 01/27/2008
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

The Ansonia Hotel was not your usual hotel. But we were not your usual family. By the time I was born in 1945, the Ansonia had s