Eric Schwartau


Catty Corner

Evading the question of fare evasion


Self-care, evidently, is a virtuous quest worthy of legend.

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Binging on mindfulness

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With his lease as his leash, caged in this giant city-cum-dog park, our columnist roams the streets as a stray, guided by unseemly scents.

A self-described Renaissance man wrestles with the legacy of his former Bushwick abode.

We’re attached to a dream we’ve been sold but can’t afford.


New York is a city of exhibitionists. Documentary filmmaker John Wilson is happy to oblige.

On New York’s changing bath culture

A good-intentioned book channels a torrent of research and riffs into galaxy-brain takes.

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Our Catty Corner columnist ponders the war on cars.

Wrecking Ball

Like with much of what is spewed out of New York’s over-hyped, PR-industrial complex, a closer look at Central Park reveals a thin green veneer covering a hollow and tired system.


East Village — A purist waterscape of faraway springs, streams, and reservoirs formed in my mind.
Soho — A who’s who of Dimes Square literati and Canadians who moved to Berlin who moved to New York
Hell’s Kitchen — Lost in a champagne sea of figurative flotsam and abstract jetsam, I finally stumbled upon art that affirmed my own taste, which we’ll call a mix of Adbusters and “institutional critique.”