WNYC Transmitter Park is a staple afternoon park for many, located at the bank of the East River. When observing the park and Greenpoint overall, I realize just how much it’s changed.
New York, We Love You: A Story Collection
Girls Write Now was founded in New York City back in 1998 and these poems, podcasts, vignettes, and videos serve as odes to the boroughs and bodega BECs that raised us.
Aboard our story-powered subway train, you’ll make your way from Manhattan’s bustling Chinatown to the heart of Queens; to a landfill-cum-park in Staten Island; the sunset skies over the Bronx; and the stoops of Brooklyn.
FEATURED ART BY IRENE HAO.
The city is full of sights and sounds, so maybe it is time we look around. On a journey in hopes to make others notice, I present to you my little green notebook.
You do not expect
the kindness. It comes
in splashes, like an outpour
after a long drought.
What sacrifices did we make during the pandemic to sustain our parental relationships? What kind of person have you become since then?
Growing up as a daughter of resturant owners, I explore the shame of not having parents that could dedicate their time to me and the realization of the sacrifices they made for my happiness.
This piece is at heart a study of me, a view from inside my room and inside my mind.
A love story that begins in an impossible subway scenario that ends with a sweet surprise.
New York skyscrapers are far from the sky-scraping Smoky Mountains, and in combining our stories, we shared our fierce pride for our homes and the inherent poetry there is in growing up in these places.
A tale of an immigrant’s adjustment to New York City and the impacts of childhood and cultural board games.
My goal for the summer of 2022 was to ride a bike in Manhattan’s Midtown/Lower East Side. While writing other pieces, I was inspired to replenish a childhood dream I did not continue.
吃飯 (HEK-FAN) New York is a series of video essays that follows the format of an abecedary, documenting personal stories of food and culture between a pair of friends.
Jane Patrick is a college senior living in New York City who sets up a Tinder account to track how small details affect the number of her potential matches.
Felicity Quinton never would have thought babysitting her sister’s children would result in a wild goose chase around New York City. But, life is full of surprises (tall, dark, and handsome surprises).
An evocative piece of flash fiction meant to draw the reader into the author’s encounter with a so-called subway creep.
I was scrolling on social media and my eye caught a rather shocking headline. This poem is about the article I read and how very serious news is made palatable.