ByMeryl Cates

Meryl Cates is a freelance writer. She works in Manhattan and lives in Astoria.

  1. West Side Story Tony runs through the alley, calling for Maria. She appears, and he turns towards her delicate voice. Maria is perched on her fire escape wearing flannel drawstring pajama pants and an old Coldplay t-shirt. Tony makes his way towards her. If he’s disappointed, you couldn’t tell by his beaming smile. Wishing she had left her bra on until it was closer to bedtime, she decides to play this coyly. Breakfast at Tiffany’s…