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First Steps

by 07/18/2014
Neighborhood: Bronx

“Mommy—Don’t go to work,” said my two-year-old daughter said, who’d just started speaking in sentences. As I put on my jacket, she began to cry.

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.

The Culture of Dog Walking

by 09/26/2013
Neighborhood: Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill

Lily Lopate takes a stab at dog-walking and tries to understand why pet owners are so strange.

Will Work For Free

by 06/25/2013
Neighborhood: Midtown

In a universally identifiable essay, Garrett Houghton describes his first of what will become many job interviews for the coveted post of Unpaid Intern.

Chowdah

by 01/17/2013
Neighborhood: Grand Central Station, Midtown

Peter Nolan Smith hits the Oyster Bar at Grand Central Terminal.

Hello Pizza

by 05/07/2012
Neighborhood: Prospect Heights

Ernest Merrimont

The Lucky One

by 08/16/2010
Neighborhood: Lower Manhattan, Manhattan

Emily Azur's lost her job in the wake of economic recession and while others struggle to meet life's demands, she reconciles herself.