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NEW NEW YORK: Michael Pitt

by Jessica Glick

The rain beat down, the reverberating thuds sounded like bullets on the subway window. I saw multicolored pains of glass and graffiti telling me to “do more” when I suddenly realized I was in Brooklyn. I exited on the northwest corner of the street and hoped my way would reveal itself. A man in a [...]

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NEW NEW YORK: VIA AUDIO, Natural Language

by Jessica Glick

The howling wind swept the city’s debris into the air creating cyclones of leaves and garbage on the pathway to the garden. The ominous silver tint in the sky stayed behind me as I inched closer to my destination. I easily lost myself inside the tranquil Brooklyn hideaway as I waited for them. I saw [...]

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NEW NEW YORK: D Prosper

by Jessica Glick

I looked down at the busy New York City street. The honking horns below and the chattering voices nearby faded as I focused on the endless road in front of me. Suddenly stranded in contemplation of circumstance and possibility, his presence redirected my thoughts. After a brief introduction, we walked to a quiet spot surrounded [...]

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NEW NEW YORK: Dinco D.

by Jessica Glick

I waited for him at the corner of Bowery and East Houston. As he sauntered towards me, I momentarily returned to the night we first met. It was only a few weeks prior that I found myself on the roof deck of a ship sailing through the Hudson River. Clearly enamored by the view of [...]

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NEW NEW YORK: SISSY CLEMENS, WAX POETIC

by Jessica Glick

She opened the door and I momentarily felt as though we were meeting for the first time. It had been about a year since we last saw each other; we often only meet under creative circumstances. However, my feelings of unfamiliarity vanished by the time we reached her white couch. She sat down and I [...]

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NEW NEW YORK: SABINE BLAIZIN

by Jessica Glick

I got off the subway at City Hall. I sat down on a nearby bench, closed my eyes, and let the sun warm me as I waited for her. It was one of the warmer days of winter and I felt myself falling back in love with the city. She arrived with a smile on [...]

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NEW NEW YORK: LIZ WENDELBO, of XENO AND OAKLANDER

by Jessica Glick

I got off the L train on a familiar street. As I searched for her apartment number, I realized I was nearing a forgotten place. I was suddenly filled with melancholic memories. I would later explain to her that I very briefly lived on the block when she would ask if I knew the neighborhood. [...]

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NEW NEW YORK: GABRIEL GORDON

by Jessica Glick

It was night. I bared the frigid wind and met him at a small restaurant in the East Village. I opened the glass door and pushed through the crowd that was blocking my way. I found him seated in a booth with his wife. I sat down and then suddenly became aware of my own [...]

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NEW NEW YORK: DIDI GUTMAN, MASA

by Jessica Glick

It was summer. I noticed the sun’s gold reflection in the water as we walked onto the pier. We made our way to the front of the crowd; I wanted to be as close to the music as possible. The song started with an echo of some strange sound. She sang and I eagerly awaited [...]

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NEW NEW YORK: NKOSI GRAY

by Jessica Glick

I drove down the street to his place. He met me outside and we walked up his familiar white staircase. I braced myself to be momentarily engulfed by the painting hanging on the wall to the right. Each time I visit, it immediately distracts me until he speaks again and I’m forced to refocus.  He [...]

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NEW NEW YORK: CHRIS FRANTZ AND TINA WEYMOUTH, DOWNTOWN ROCKERS

by Jessica Glick

I stepped off the train and saw him standing there. He directed me to his car, I entered on the passenger’s side, and he began to navigate his way through the winding suburban streets. He finally stopped in front of a pebbled road and turned. To the right, there was a large pond, behind a [...]

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NEW NEW YORK: ANNI ROSSI

by Jessica Glick

She stood outside waiting for me. Her mind seemed to be elsewhere as I approached. She quickly focused and then we headed to her apartment. We caught up as we walked two short blocks. In 2009, a mutual friend introduced us. He had taken me to one of her shows and I was instantly intrigued [...]

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