I avoided the entire neighborhood of Soho for two years after having my heart badly broken by one of its inhabitants. I moved across the country to Seattle after college to be with the Outward Bound instructor I’d taken up with in Joshua Tree on one of their trips. I traveled to Chicago when my grandmother died, and on the eve of her funeral, hooked up with an old college flame. And, most recently, I took up bicycling in New York City. Please top me.