Reports from the Field

Unique Perspectives from Pioneers, Dissidents and Creative Thinkers

Erik Foss


I’m back in my old neighborhood with stale memories stirring in my head. I trudge up a five-story walk-up on Houston and Suffolk on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Portrait of Rebecca Purcell by Roderick Angle

Rebecca Purcell


It’s a dry winter morning in the far reaches of upper Manhattan. The pulse of the city slows as the temperature drops, and a patina of salt and frost dulls the hues of the streetscape.