Author Archives: Hannah Miet

666: The Mark of the Beast

In New York City, it is common to receive religious advice while buying coffee or condoms or walking your dog. This guidance may come calmly, from someone on the train who wants to talk about God. It may come in … Continue reading

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Waiting.

My friend Emily Wallace, 23, has been sick for over a year without a solid diagnosis. One doctor said it might be Lyme Disease, but the qualifiers for Lyme differ from state to state. She is from Connecticut, but moved … Continue reading

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The Rent is Too Damn…kind of not that bad.

I’m more than slightly flabbergasted by the results of my survey about how much New Yorkers pay each month for rent. I know few things for certain. But I know that The Rent is Too Damn High. According to the … Continue reading

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The Rally to Restore Sanity (and hug strangers dressed like Carebears)

There were a lot of people at John Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity. While tweeting from the sardined crowds, I estimated “a fuckload.” Later reports approximated some 200, 000 bodies, people who came out – according to the Rally’s website … Continue reading

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Bait Em’ and Wait Em’: The Anti-Art of Cat Calls

Words get all messed up sometimes. The best of them get corrupted. I thought of this walking through the village, when I flipped off a dude who called me “bella.” If it was daytime, I would have smiled. I would … Continue reading

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The Rent is Too Damn High. Clearly.

Since Monday’s New York gubernatorial debate, my life has simplified immensely. I have ceased worrying about the problems of my past and the obstacles that lie my future. The root of all my problems: The Rent is Too Damn High. … Continue reading

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What do we do about online bullying?

Being a teenager sucks. Emotions run off the hinges and bullies are downright cruel. It seems the entire scope of human misery can play out over a soggy roast beef sandwich in the school cafeteria. But that’s not the worst … Continue reading

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Sidewalk CEO: A day in the hustle

Broadway is a hip hop artist living in Newark, New Jersey. His only income is his music, but he’s not signed to a label. Three times a week he rides the New Jersey Transit to Times Square, where he hustles … Continue reading

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Controversy and Lies: The “Ground Zero” Mosque

If you’re living in New York City, or anywhere on Planet Earth, you’re probably well-versed in the controversy surrounding Park51, an Islamic Center set to be built in lower Manhattan, two blocks North of Ground Zero. The project was designed … Continue reading

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Sex Offenders, Scammers and Public Parks

When I was 19, I worked the night shift at a French-Japanese fusion restaurant near Union Square. It was called Japonais, the French word for Japanese, and the vibe was just as pretentious and obvious as that name suggests. When … Continue reading

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