Explore New York City with The Common

Here at The Common, we’re all about place, so we’ve been experimenting with more ways for readers to experience the locations of our pieces. Using this map, you can explore all the dispatches we’ve published set in New York City. Get to know Eli the Seltzer Man, the nighthawks on the Upper West Side, and more! 

Explore New York City with The Common

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A Delta Hereafter


ASHLEY STIMPSON 
The gentlemen at the junk shop say they’ll be open ‘til the gossip runs out. They are roosting in mismatched rockers and the heavier one has kicked off his sport sandals—the kind of shower shoes that moms tuck into dorm-room caddies. 

Saudade

DIPIKA MUKHERJEE
In Itaparica, the beach broods / under ruddy sky. Two fishermen / and I search waves spitting / shells: ribbed green, a crown / for a queen; a conch; an obelisk; / a whorled shell; a thin swell / pink modica of a disc.

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Following My Daughter’s Fitting for a Prosthetic Eye

JONATHAN FINK
“I am fascinated by the beauty of sight, / but I never crave for it,” a blind actor says, / brushing his fingers across the petals of flowers / in a softly lit bazaar.  The camera tracks / from his hand to his grey-tinged hair / as a market breeze circles his linen shirt