Category Archives: brooklyn

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 […]

Broadway Junction – Crossroads

Broadway Junction has been Brooklyn’s busiest subway station for over a hundred years. Six lines converge in East New York to service the outer-lying neighborhoods of New York’s largest and most populous borough; the A, C, J, L, and Z. Most of the station rises above the streets on steel girders. To the north the […]

RED HOT RED / Bet On Crazy by Peter Nolan Smith

Several years ago I was sitting with a mystical friend at Frank’s Lounge, watching the end of the Jets-Colts playoff game. Rooting for the New York team surprised Wilson. He knew my life-long ties to Boston and I told him. “If the Jets win, we get to beat them again and other than winning the […]

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 […]