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Watch Me Go: A Talk With Mark Wisniewski

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.23.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Watch Me Go concerns Douglas "Deesh" Sharp, who has managed to stay on the right side of the law by hauling junk for cash. But after he and two friends dispose of a sealed oil drum, Deesh finds himself betrayed, and running from the police.

Music Lessons, Life Lessons

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Liane Kupferberg Carter

John Kuhn -- Teacher and Friend 1915-2015 "If you could be anything in the world and talent and money weren't an issue, would you still be doing w...

What One Encounter at the Laundromat Taught Me About Life

Gina Ryder | Posted 03.01.2015 | Good News
Gina Ryder

It was almost closing time when I met Tom. Closing time in my world is at the laundromat where the last wash is at 10 p.m. and the doors close at midnight.

WATCH: Muslim Woman Finds Unexpected Compassion From New Yorkers

Huffington Post | Emily Kassie | Posted 08.15.2014 | New York

Sometimes there is good Karma floating around New York... at least once in a while. We met two women this week who found kindness in their everyday ro...

This New York Hero Thought The Plastic Bag Was A Bomb

Huffington Post | Emily Kassie | Posted 08.08.2014 | New York

He was covered in tattoos and American flag paraphernalia watching a fight in Alphabet City. “I’m a pop-artist," he said. "I make art from New Yor...

The Oldest Rapper In Hip Hop Takes On Cam'ron

Huffington Post | Emily Kassie | Posted 08.04.2014 | New York

He was rolling along in his wheelchair on a busy East-Village street, looking for something. He paused to tell us about the time he rapped for Cam'ron...

The Moment She Realized She Was A REAL New Yorker

The Huffington Post | Emily Kassie | Posted 07.24.2014 | New York

Quintessential New York moments come in wild nights, near-death experiences, and unexpected acts of kindness. It's these times that make us feel like ...

Phillip Roth and Me: A Micro-Memoir

Brian Koppelman | Posted 08.09.2014 | Books
Brian Koppelman

Why would he care what the kid in 5B was ingesting through the eyes? And also, what were the fucking chances we would run into each other. I had still only seen him seven times total in the three years.

How Facebook Made 'Humans Of New York' Huge

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 02.04.2014 | Technology

In 2010, Brandon Stanton moved to New York City with two suitcases and a goal of taking 10,000 photos. Nearly four years later, his work has produced ...

20 Books That Will Make You Fall In Love With New York City All Over Again

Maddie Crum | Posted 10.04.2013 | Books

Joan Didion and, more recently, Ann Friedman, wrote about the complexity of the emotions they experienced when deciding to move away from New York Cit...

Learning to Write About New York

Terence Clarke | Posted 11.30.2013 | New York
Terence Clarke

I lived in Manhattan for two years, during the late 1990s, and felt, the whole time, that I was little more than a tourist. I was aware of John Updike's remark that "the true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding."

The Avenue of the Americas to Tokyo

Thea Goodman | Posted 09.08.2013 | New York
Thea Goodman

The blonde jumped in front of him and raised her arm, shaking it like an eager student with the right answer. He couldn't let her win and so he jumped right in front of her. She scowled as a car with an "On Duty" sign pulled to the curb.

What It Means To Be A Native Brooklynite Abroad

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 04.22.2013 | New York

"Where are you from again?" I'm having lunch with a new client and his staff in a swank neighborhood on the west side of Oslo, Norway. I know exact...

The Corrupt History Of What Used To Be The Bronx's Once And Only Amusement Park

Narratively: Local stories, boldly told. | By Garrett McGrath | Posted 03.22.2013 | New York

On the swampland where the towers of Co-op City now stand, a writer pieces together the corrupt and convoluted backstory of the Bronx’s once and onl...

Playing Telephone With NYC History

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 02.26.2013 | New York

Armed with only a list of addresses, a photographer explores her family's legacy in Staten Island through the lens of what lies there now. I spent ...

A New York Story

Richard Kramer | Posted 03.31.2013 | Comedy
Richard Kramer

We all laugh, a nice little "This is so New York" laugh. Something happens, some inconvenience large or small (lost glasses, Hurricane Sandy) and you don't let it stop you, because New Yorkers are tough.

WATCH: NYC Street Bookseller Keeps Parking Space For 11 Years

Posted 10.19.2011 | Arts

New York City resident Charles Mysak makes his living by selling books on the street out of his car, which he parked on the corner of Columbus Avenue ...

Hachette Book Group Attacked By Bedbugs

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

First they hit the fashion conscious and the voluptuous, now they're after the pedantic. A bedbug infestation caused Hachette Book Group to close its...

Selling Books in the Big Apple, and the Lessons Therein

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ming Holden

Heading from my year as a Henry Luce Scholar in Mongolia to New York City in the fall of 2008 was a recipe for a rude awakening; my chosen field of publishing/editing was burning to the ground.

Chronicles of New York: Because Everyone Has a New York Story

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

On a new site of NYC-inspired short fiction, Chronicles of New York, everyone has their NYC story. What's yours?