One Man Plants a Forest Bigger Than Central Park to Save His Island

Watch the lengths one man will go to in order to save his home.

Letter to My Daughter

Joy Ladin captures both a parent’s love and a sense of deep loss in this villanelle.

What I Learned About Marriage After Officiating 300 Weddings

Edie Weinstein is learning the meaning of love, commitment and devotion after standing at the altar at least 300 times.

Hot July

Carl Bosch is in New York City in a summertime swelter, and it’s not fun. And then, suddenly, it is.

Blueprint Proposal’s Guide to Proposing in NYC on a Budget

How to make the moment she says “I do” last forever.

Food Is Love

From Grandma’s chicken and dumplings to a dish best served cold, Greg White recalls the meals most strongly associated with the people he has loved most.

Field-testing Toplessness

What a bare-breasted romp through Central Park can teach us about evolving social attitudes.

Music: Rakim and EPMD Play NYC’s Central Park for FREE on Sunday!

The 18th Letter joins Erick and Parrish Makin’ Dollars to show NYC hip hop heads some love.