What Was Under All That Snow?

by Liz Galvao

cigarettes

• Gum
 • Plastic bags
 • So many cigarettes

secretsanta

• Matchbooks
 • Lost gloves
 • A stream of brown water that is actually just dissolved cigarettes

rolledupcarpet

• Gravel
 • Potholes
 • Four month’s worth of recyclables

rateggs

• The promise of De Blasio’s New York
 • Bike lanes
 • Indoor/outdoor cats

Gtrain

• A wad of feathers mashed into the pavement, how o — oh my God, this used to be a bird!
 • The next Brooklyn
 • A recording of you complaining about how hot it was last summer

graynessmass

• Hipster jokes (they’re not dead yet)
 • Used condoms
 • Used plastic dog booties (ewwww)

garbage

• My latest mixtape, check it out
 • A VICE reporter
 • A child who didn’t get into the “good” pre-school

DrZizmor

• Rocks
 • Your super
 • Thirty feet of receipt from Duane Reade

dollarpizza

• A middle-aged white woman in a pashmina, complaining
 • A screenshot from Instagram of that day it was one degree out
 • Perfectly preserved dog poop from last Christmas

Yorkietiara

• A new luxury condo building
 • The souls of forty bicycle messengers you murdered when you ordered pad thai during that third blizzard
 • One last thinkpiece on why New York sucks now

chickenbones

• James Gandolfini’s final performance
 • The secret to finding an affordable apartment in the city
 • Falafel

budlightbluerazz

• Vitamin D
 • The middle class
 • A community garden

Banksy

• Your taxes, am I right?
 • A parking space, except on Tuesdays and Thursdays
 • Kimchi

allthesmells

• More snow

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