So there were like three interesting articles here!!!
The first article was "The Needles and the Damage Done" by Aaron Timms. This article talks about "garden culture," and the trend to build super narrow skyscraper condos in NYC. I never heard that term before but it's interesting. Garden culture means creating separation of rich people from working class people: "a moat to buffer the building's inhabitants from the city's inconveniences -- to offer them a city free of weeds."
The next interesting article was by M.H. Miller called "Been Down So Long It Looks Like Debt to Me." This article is about the stress of having huge debt after finishing college or university, but I liked this quote: "And it felt good to think about dying, in the way that it felt good to take a long nap in order to not be conscious for a while."
And finally, the last interesting article was "Material Witness" by Amitava Kumar who writes about using fact as inspiration for fiction and for writing in general. He writes. "Toibin's advice to writers was to go ahead and use the story, even if readers were going to identify the person you were writing about. The writer's credo must be" use it because it will make a great story.""