Arts & Letters
Written by Jed Lipinksi
Nicola is a lively twenty-year-old girl of Thai and Italian descent, born and raised on the Upper East Side. She has been my roommate on East 4th Street for four months, since I answered her apartment ad on Craigslist, and she works as a cocktail waitress at Thor—a fashionable nightclub on the Lower East Side—until 4:00 a.m. most nights. The sound of her returning late from her shift in high heels tends to wake me up, as our place is really small, and so most of our conversations happen around dawn. We have yet to see one another outside of the apartment.