Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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Tag: Brooklyn

“Relief” by Adeola Adeniyi

On a humid mid-July Thursday evening, a young woman in a cream-colored Macy’s pantsuit went into the small bodega on Nostrand and Lexington Avenue (by the twenty-four-hour Laundromat) and walked to the back refrigerator . . .

Friday, May 8: Benefit Party for AK Press

New York, stop by the Brooklyn Commons on May 8 for a party benefiting our friends at AK Press! All proceeds will go toward helping them get back on their feet following the devastating fire that wiped out their home base in Oakland, CA, earlier this year.

“Last Smoke” by Andrew Cotto

Chris rattled his cigarette pack and placed it on the bar next to his Droid. He considered the cost of another cold beer and the cost of a fresh pack of smokes. He remembered pulling loosies out of a candy jar for a quarter each. Now it was hard to find loosies anywhere, and a pack of smokes in Brooklyn cost thirteen bucks. Even happy hour drinks at this old-school joint were expensive . . .


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