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Excuse Me, Do You Have a Pet Anteater?

After hours of traveling, I arrived bleary eyed to my new campus apartment. When I rang the doorbell, which felt strange as if I was about to be guest in my own place, my roommate greeted me with a warm embrace. This was actually our first encounter after a summer …

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Blacklisted from The Food Co-Op

Its presence is legendary — a historical landmark in the foodie world of Brooklyn, frequented by both the Park Slope Stroller parents and the Former Hippies of Woodstock who now live in Brooklyn. The Food Coops’s simple neon sign delineates an invisible border for only the coveted few with membership. …

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Pin the Tail on the Roommate

I grew up in New York City – a proud Brooklyn native – the type who claimed I would never leave. Shortly after September 11th my roommates and I realized we were neither immoral nor invincible. It was now or never – our 20s were for risk taking, to pick …

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Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

In less than a month, I will celebrate my half birthday. There will be cake, balloons, and presents. Actually, I am more of a low maintenance birthday girl – dinner and drinks with close friends far surpasses anything material. However, my roommate enthusiastically endorsed the celebration of real birthdays with …

Ann Morgan Guilbert as Grandma Yetta.

Not Your Typical First Roommate

She was not the first roommate I expected to have. At 22, what could have been better than waking up to breakfast and returning home with dinner on the table, weekend excursions to flea markets and Broadway Shows, and the same taste in color schemes (pink and green)?Other than our …