Author Archives: Peter

Open City declared Peter Nolan Smith an underground punk legend of the 1970s East Village. The New England native spent many years as a nightclub doorman in New York, Paris, London, and Hamburg. The constant traveler has lived for long periods of time in Europe and the Far East. After a forced retirement from the Schmatta trade in Thailand, Peter Nolan Smith returned to New York to work in the international diamond trade. At summer’s end he resumed the life of a writer. The world’s leading leisureologist is currently based in Sri Racha, Thailand, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and Luxembourg City. He has no address.

Yom Kippur Ahead

A priest and a rabbi are discussing the pros and cons of their various religions, and inevitably the discussion turns to repentance. Rabbi Shimon Ben Gamliel explains Yom Kippur, the solemn Day of Atonement, a day of fasting and penitence, while the Father John tells him all about Lent, and its 40 days of self-denial […]

Trump’s Health Care Poor

Obamacare is not perfect. Monolithic insurance companies control the market. Their executives aberrantly raise the costs of medicine and hospital care. Donald Trump excoriated the health system by stating with vehemence, “Obamacare is a total disaster and I promised to replace the ACA with the finest health-care plan there is.” Trump failed to elaborate on […]

AG For Trump – Mr. Stylin’ Of The KKK

GOP presidential candidate swaggered across the state like a coked-out Mussolini and interrupted his opponent’s answer to a question by the crowd by pointing a finger at Hillary Clinton and gloated in saying, “I didn’t think I’d say this but I’m going to say it, and I hate to say it, but if I win, […]

Trump’s KKK To the Bone

Donald Trump has never made his love for beautiful women a secret. The avid golf cheater even ran beauty pageants. He once said he would like to date his daughter. Trump has always leaned toward blondes and once hit on my cousin, who was a Broadway actress. If I had been in the room, I […]

OLD BILL NEXT TO ME by Peter Nolan Smith

New York’s Plaza Hotel has been a world-famous destination for decades and its 2008 reinvention as a condo-palace and demi-hotel failed to tarnish the reputation of Grand Lady on 5th Avenue. While the newly opened Retail Plaza in the basement had been an abject failure, the Oak Bar continued to attract power brokers, celebrities, and […]