Joshua Seftel is a Brooklyn-based film and television director who directed War, Inc. starring John Cusack, Marisa Tomei and Ben Kingsley and the Emmy-winning TV show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. His newest film, The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano, premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Seftel's essays and commentaries have appeared on This American Life, CBS Sunday Morning, and in

New York Transformed

An attempt to use a drill on that August day 12 years ago blew a fuse—or so I thought. When I went out onto the New York City street, I found something I never expected.