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The Threepenny Review

My essay about urban lighting appeared in the Winter 2018 issue of The Threepenny Review. Read it here.

“Prospect Heights is a gentle New York City neighborhood that boasts brownstones, tenements, many cafés, and spectacular subway access. The tiresome clichés of Brooklyn are on full display here, but they seem secondary to the area’s irrefutable loveliness—artisanal mayonnaise and $40 trucker hats can’t spoil the beauty of an afternoon walk to Prospect Park, mere blocks away. Here, the buildings seem to cozy up as you pass them by; here, people leave bins of free used books out on the sidewalks; here, the barista knows your name, even if you can’t remember hers.”