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 Salamander

MORIEL ROTHMAN-ZECHER
Cute, I said bending over, a salam— / I swallowed the second half of the word / as my face drew nearer to the shiny body / and I saw the white oozing from its mouth, but / it was too late. / My daughter was already rushing over.

Shinjuku, Japan

Shinjuku Golden Gai and the Midnight Diner

KAORI FUJIMOTO
Shinjuku Golden Gai came to my attention during the pandemic months in Tokyo. On those quiet stay-at-home evenings, I watched the Japanese TV series “Midnight Diner” on Netflix, and the Diner’s location was set in Golden Gai, a tiny nightlife quarter that was once an illegal prostitution district.

Kentucky farmland

64-West & KY State Fair

D.S. WALDMAN
And how, / if we keep going, pushing ourselves farther / from ourselves, we’d see, eventually, the blankness / we were one day born into. / I forget what you / told me after—I think it had something to do / with loneliness.