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Chinese Takeout

In that apartment, we started with four and ended with two because Eliza got married which is a good thing and we love her wife but it’s still kind of sad because we love her too, you know?

Regina George is Not Stupid: And Other Thoughts on the Mean Girls Musical

In the movie, a skipping CD results in a boom box getting kicked in someone’s face. In the Broadway production, the song stops because of a wardrobe-malfunction-turned-social-media-scandal.

Spring in Brooklyn (for the Twentysomethings)

We believe in the solstice spirit
the holy Prospect Park
the fellowship of friends
the prayers of all people
the rotation of the earth
and the light everlasting.

Three-Alarm Fire

The street is lined in red light
and girls with cats in cages.
Stand outside in the frigid, January air.

Leaving Home in Search of Home

Most people say that I shouldn’t let anything hold me back from doing great things. But I don’t have much desire to do great things. What are great things without the small things?

First Light

Crowds of people stand with their backs to the colors, their eyes on their phones or on the train tracks. “Turn around!” I want to say, “You’re missing it.”

Blue Monday (A Tribute to Tom Petty)

Blue Monday (A Tribute to Tom Petty)

by | Oct 7, 2017

For a moment, I wondered if I should be embarrassed. Then I remembered that loving Tom Petty is not embarrassing.

Summer in the City

Summer in the City

And if Regina Spektor happens to be giving a concert in Central Park on that particular Wednesday, who’s to say I have to move my painstakingly planned picnic?

Once Crossing The Hudson

Once Crossing The Hudson

The next day is exactly like the first. 
We don’t check the news. 
Phones die on the picnic table while we swim.

Stacks on Stacks

Stacks on Stacks

According to Google, there are twelve independent bookstores in upper Manhattan, the section of the city I call home.