We are all in this together. Mr. Beller's Neighborhood started in 2000 as a repository for all the local stories that make up the complex web and close packed life of our city. When 9/11 happened, the site quickly became a meeting place and library for even more stories about a city that was looking at itself hard for the first time in a long time.
It is simply a map of the city that you click on to zoom to a particular spot. A red dot indicates what spots have been written about. Some of it is reportage, some personal essay and some just plain urban sketch. You can contribute.
We firmly believe in local stories, in the same way that we believe in local shops, local food, and local friends. In the nutsyness of our stacked on top of one another life in this city, it is us, the people, and the connections we form between ourselves that make life here magical. MGR