Category Archives: NEW YORK

SCHNORER / BET ON CRAZY by Peter Nolan Smith

On a late October afternoon in 1994 I hurried from the subway to the diamond exchange on 47th Street. A cold drizzle dampened the sidewalk. My leather jacket fought off the cold and my boots prevented the wet from touching my feet. It was 9:25 and I would have arrived to work on time, except […]

SUKKOT / BET ON CRAZY

Two years ago the Diamond District on 47th Street was dead on the high holiday of Sukkot. All throughout the shetls of Williamsburg families were commemorating the Hebrews’ wandering in the desert after the Exodus in Egypt by setting up sukkahs or outside dwelling to symbolize the tents on that decades-long journey to find someplace […]

Hey Louie Hey

Studio 54 had famous guests such as Liza Minelli, Andy Warhol, Halston, and Michael Jackson, but anyone who was grooving on the scene ignored those fame whores for Larry, who sold ludes. 2 for $5. No historians know his name. Larry knew how to keep his sand. “Who wants ludes?” ps fuck the rich. fuck […]

Celebrating The End of Christianity

Fireworks on the East River echoed across Brooklyn to Fort Greene. October 5. Fireworks for what? I googled the date for a clue. I found that in 1793 revolutionary France rejected Christianity. Ca va, ouais! Fuck God. Further researched revealed the pyrotechnical display was for the Association of Indians in America. A little of a […]

Ila Jaheem Ma’ik

Ila jaheem ma’ik means ‘go to hell’ in Arabic, which is what Arabic men might feel about the recent surge in satanizing Islam. Firstly most Arabs are not terrorists. Secondly some Arab men drink beer. Lastly the majority of American men would rather stand and fight a thousand al-Qaada warriors than spend the night with […]