Category Archives: brooklyn

Goodbye Columbus Day

Before the arrival of Christo Columbo in 1492, the New World was filled with empires, confederations, republics, city-states, and tribal lands. These diverse peoples represented a broad scattering of cultures. The population of the two connected continents has been estimated by modern historians to be approximately twenty-five million people from the Bering Straits to the […]

RAINY SEASON by Peter Nolan Smith

Last week New York was scorched by a heat wave. The temperature ranged from 95 in the shade to 110 on the tar. I hid out in the 169 Bar, but decided to leave the comfort of my favorite to take the ferry to Rockaway Beach. I called Geoffrey. He was always up for the […]

ROSH A HOMA by Peter Nolan Smith

Last year I sat in Frank’s Lounge with Vince. The owner’s nephew and I were discussing a teaching position as a creative writer. The offer sounded good and the Fort Greene native said, “Hell, I have a four day weekend thanks to Rush a homa.” “You mean Rosh Hashanah?” My boss from the Diamond District […]

Come celebrate Bastille Day at Chez Oskar’s 20th Anniversary

Come celebrate Bastille Day at Chez Oskar’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and our 2nd year in Bed-Stuy. Our July 14th Brunch begins at 12 noon We’ll fete ‘Liberté Egalité Fraternité’ throughout the day with fine food, great wine, song, and petanque. From 7pm to 10 pm enjoy the enchanting music of Blue Dalhia – warm and […]

A Long Walk Into Year 66

Last Monday Chef Dave from 169 cooked a BBQ on his roof deck in Bushwick. I brought a bottle of Chardonnay. I ate hamburgers, hot dogs, and pickles. I drank wine, Jagermeister, and tequila. Someone gave me a magic mushroom. It had a red cap. Another handed me a marijuana gummie. I did them all […]