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    alexi rutsch brock, east houston street
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    He caught us looking, winked and laughed! He was so pale, you could see his veins.

    february 1990

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    sharon, macdougal street
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    I bought the Bush Tetras Too Many Creeps 7", which was released by the label run by the store.

    1980

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    s and j, east 11th street
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    high in the dumpster, her butt in the air, she shuffled the rubble with ernest intent...says one ex con to the boss while taking a break late one day..."where can i find a woman like that?"

    summer 1998

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    alex smith, e 14th st at 1st ave
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    I called my girlfriend from a payphone extremely drunk late one night. Her dad picked up, but I was too drunk to make a complete sentence.

    summer 1998

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    david gurland, 23rd street subway station
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    I had the humiliating experience of getting a ticket for 'public urination.' The cop was a nice guy, kinda cute actually.

    september 2003

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    drue pennella, 15th street at union square
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    Went to collect the freshman's fingertip.

    9-16-89

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    charlie, broadway near houston street
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    I took her into my arms, kissed her – for the 1st time and told her…I LOVE YOU!

    early fall 2000

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    adam nankervis, chelsea hotel
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    I buried Mouse in with my lavender next to my bed, which before I left my hole in the wall studio at the Chelsea Hotel I repotted with a window plant, which I hope remains to this day.

    spring 1993

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    chris grier, west broadway at hudson
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    Just after 9/11, at the little park here, I saw inch-thick layers of ash clinging to the wrought-iron fence. It looked like snow and smelled like rust.

    september 2001

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    thurston moore, the bowery
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    When I first met lydia, she pissed in a bowery flophouse stairwell, employing me to stand watch.

    early '80s