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Overheard Conversations

Overheard Conversations

People say the strangest things and have the strangest conversations when they are in public.  My Literary Journalism professor had us go out and eavesdrop for an assignment. This is what I overheard. Three Overheard Snippets of Conversation about Facebook At a college Cafeteria restaurant, two female students are gathered around a laptop looking at … Continue reading

After the Storm: a short narrative

After the Storm: a short narrative

The storm was over.  By one o’clock, the sun had come out and was shining blindingly on the fresh snow.  Riverside Park swelled with people who’d come crawling out of their apartments; many dressed in padded, bulky coats and water-resistant shoes.    It was still so cold that even dogs were wearing bulky coats, and some … Continue reading

NYC Ban on Sugar Drinks: Good or Bad?

It is almost impossible to go anywhere in New York City without hearing someone rip Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to ban the sale of sugary drinks over 16oz.   The New Yorker ran a cover entitled ‘Soda Noir’ featuring two kids caught in a police spotlight with an illegal supersized drink. Jerry Seinfeld told Grub Street that he … Continue reading

Three Found Dead near Columbia University

Three people were found dead in a car at 122nd Street, between Broadway and Claremont Avenue on Thursday June 7th, near the Riverside Church and the Manhattan School of Music.  According to a text sent by Columbia University’s Emergency Team at 8:13pm, the victims appear to have died from a gunshot wound. Columbia’s Student newspaper, … Continue reading