City Kids

Growing up in New York sounds magical in theory: field-tripping to The Met, long afternoons on Central Park playgrounds, Broadway only a subway ride away...but there's also a grittier, less glamorous side to coming of age in a city that—seemingly—has it all.


Sound of the Underground

Recalling a late, great record store in Queens.


By Michael Stahl


Today at Erie Basin Park


Today you climbed on the concrete ship stabilizing blocks stacked at the old graving yard. As you climbed you told me several times that the blocks were higher that


Dear Cletus the Fetus,

Letters to My Unborn Nephew


While knocked-up, my sister didn’t want to know the sex of her baby, so she told us all to call it Cletus the Fetus. It is for this reason I addressed the below letters as such.

February 6, 2013

Dear Cletus,


Minik and the Meteor 

Behind the American Museum of Natural History’s most venerable artifact is the shameful tale of a relentless explorer and a young boy’s…


Concrete Fairground


by Olivia Aylmer

We knew it was coming when they relocated recess to the indoor gymnasium.


Legends Never Die

Two decades after a low-budget film turned Washington Square skaters into international celebrities, the kids from “Kids” struggle with lost lives…

City Kids
City Kids

Growing up in New York sounds magical in theory: field-tripping to The Met, long afternoons on Central Park playgrounds, Broadway only a subway ride away...but there's also a grittier, less glamorous side to coming of age in a city that—seemingly—has it all.

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