Category Archives: Nightlife

AREA – NYC

Last month Area held a re-union party to celebrate the lives of the club-goers. I skipped the event to babysit my landlord’s two children. Area wasn’t really my scene. I was living in Paris throughout its heyday. The doorman Joe Breeze couldn’t stand me, but the bouncers were part of my crew. I entered without [...]

ONLY A GAME by Peter Nolan Smith

Argentina beat West Germany in the 1986 World Cup of Football. The victors reached the finals thanks to an unexpected quarter-final victory over England. The signature memory of that grudge match was an illegal score off the fist of striker Diego Maradona. The media labeled the controversial goal ‘the Hand of God’. Few people in [...]

The Arthur Of Light

Arthur Weinstein was a master of light. His gift was to transform empty space into cathedrals of color. His miracles remained entrenched in my memories of Hurrah, the Jefferson, Continental, and Milk Bar. Tomorrow is his birthday and anyone who was his friend will know how to celebrate his joyous life. Long live Arthur Weinstein.

Cops In The Good Old Days

Nightclub raconteur Steve Lewis wrote on Blackbook.com that the NYPD harassment of the nightclub GREENHOUSE appeared to be blatant racism. http://www.blackbookmag.com/racism-core-greenhouse-harassment/ That certainly seems to be the case. The police hate nightclubs, because they don’t get payoffs like the ‘good ole days’ unless they put pressure on the joint and then the ‘bagman’ comes to [...]

Bowie Ball

This afternoon I received an invitation to the Bowie Ball. A homage to David Bowie’s Glam Years on Columbus Day at Le Poisson Rouge or Red Fish. I have nothing to wear. My gold Elvis suit is history. My platform shoes were tossed in 1975. I’m so out I can never be in for the [...]