My name is Nick. I do a little bit of a lot of things. I’m a photographer, amateur musician, decent writer, neat freak, traveler and occasional blogger.

I’m the editor of the Valley Stream Herald — a community newspaper covering a neighborhood just outside New York City. But you may also know me from my writings published on StageBuddy, McSweeney’s, and Thought Catalog.

Three of my favorite films are Harold and MaudeEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and The Breakfast Club. I enjoy the hybrid genre known as “dramedy,” though I insist it be called “crama.” Ever since her SNL days, I’ve been head over heels in love with Amy Poehler. I love the dark humor of Louie C.K. and Sarah Silverman. I like piña colodas but not getting caught in the rain.

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“If you listen carefully, people explain to you what it is that they need.” — Rick Rubin