Cover Photo: This illustration shows illustration of four different cockroach species on a textured background. The insects are outlined in oranges and yellows with a black imprint.
Illustration from George H. Carpenter's "The Life-Story of Insects"/Project Gutenberg

My Own Personal Contagion

My German cockroach infestation, almost too good a pandemic allegory, forced me to confront the question of how much I could bear from New York City.

Natural History

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, I can’t believe I’m allowed to live here.

New York Times

Do you love New York, even now? Do you believe New York exists even when you cannot see it?

Hannah Walhout is a writer and editor in Brooklyn.  Follow her on Twitter @hanhout.