Category Archives: brooklyn

102 For Linford

This evening I stopped into Frank’s Lounge. The venerable owner was in the corner. “I heard you said Linford is gone.” The old Jamaica has returned to the Blue Mountains in the Here-After. “Yeah, I heard it from a bartender on Myrtle Avenue.” “He drank over there.” “The bartender was cute.” “Cute as Rosa.” Frank […]

RIP Linford

Another chink of Brooklyn gnu to the Here-After. Linford, I knew him from Frank’s Lounge. A good man and a gentle Jamaican. RIP. foto by Shannon Greer

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 […]

ROSH A HOMA by Peter Nolan Smith

Last night I was sitting in Frank’s Lounge with Vince. The owner’s nephew and I were discussing a teaching position as a creative writer. It 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 […]

Workless Bum

TERMINATOR 5 has wrapped the filming in New Orleans. Arnold Schwartzernegger has returned to California and the director flew back to New York and Fort Greene. We planned to meet for wine next week in the neighborhood. “I’ll be unemployed like you.” He had nothing on his schedule. “It’s been a long slow summer.” I […]