Category Archives: NEW YORK

ATLANTIC SLAPDOWN by Peter Nolan Smith

Last Saturday my landlord extended me a late afternoon invitation to join a family excursion to the beach. The streets of Brooklyn were sweltering in the sultry heat and my only other water option was a long soak in my tub. My answer was quick and to the point. “Gimme five minutes.” Within 4 I […]

GUNS GUNS GUNS by Peter Nolan Smith

American boys loved guns in the 50s. Plastic weapons lay gift-wrapped under the Christmas tree. Our movie heroes slaughtered the country’s enemies on the silver screen and TV cops performed gun ballets on prime time. Guns were good for the country and America was good to guns. Armed with air rifles my older brother, our […]

I WANNA BE HIM by Peter Nolan Smith

A good percentage of the spam cluttering my email inbox are ads for penis enhancements. The rest range from Viagra and porno to baldness and obesity cures. None of them are very sophisticated, since they are aimed at bald fat man with sexual issues. I’ve had a good sex life, although not this year. I’m […]

THE STAFF OF SCHMOSES by Peter Nolan Smith

In the summer of 1995 my cousin flew from LA to dance at ShowWorld in Times Square. Her loyal following packed the house to see Sherri’s stage acrobatics and the XXX actress earned good money selling her fans underwear and signed posters. By week’s end my cousin had cleared over $3000, but the tips came […]

THE WONDER WHEEL by Peter Nolan Smith

It was a good day to visit Coney Island. Memorial Day was America’s introduction to summer. It had been a long winter in New York. Ellen was with her friends. The Argentines wanted to see the sea, But there was no way to refuse the rides. None of them went in the water. It was […]