After hearing about Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving NY, the new anthology I edited, more than a few New Yorkers got their hackles up, thinking I was dissing NY. Truth is, most of the 28 essays are love letters. But who doesn’t have a love-hate relationship with New York? Even the most deeply entrenched sometimes give thought pulling up stakes.
To keep the conversation going, Jason Diamond/ Volume 1 Brooklyn and I have put together a fun “Should I Stay or Should I Go” NYC storytelling night Mon., 12/2 at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Featuring: Mike Albo, Alexander Chee, Emily Gould, Choire Sicha, Anna Holmes, Isaac Fitzgerald, Elissa Bassist, Jon-Jon Goulian, Michelle Dean and Chloe Caldwell.
They’ll be telling stories about the things that keep them in the city, and/or the things that make them want to high-tail it on the next flight out.