Category: Non-Fiction

MY CITY OF NEW YORK BY JOHN BONANNI

My whole life experience as a young boy can be told in a photo taken from the platform of the Smith-Ninth Street subway station in South Brooklyn. The station sits on a viaduct 87 feet above street level, a depression-era...

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THE BUZZ BOMB BY JEFFREY FEINGOLD

The Nazis never did catch me. I was an explosives expert, and I was just too good for them. I could blast my way out of any situation, no matter how dire. I was seven or eight years old, growing up in the pretend war-torn...

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SMITHEREENS BY EDGY SACK

Most of the families I grew up with were Catholics. Several households had eleven or more children. We played lots of street games, hot box, tag, touch football or tackle especially if it was Sunday and the Chicago Bears or...

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THE KITCHEN TABLE BY LINDA S. GUNTHER

  1963. The Bronx. The kitchen smelled of matzo brei and cheese blintzes from my Nana’s cooking. I sat cross-legged on the white Formica kitchen table in the dark; my skinny 10-year-old body hunched over. Over forty years...

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SHERWOOD FOREST BY PATTY SOMLO

Only after starting to take my morning walks there did I learn that the neighborhood was called Sherwood Forest. Trees, including majestic redwoods with wide trunks and romantic, tall palms, dotted the yards of the mostly...

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