Tag Archives: new york

Winter’s Hold

This winter New York’s first snow was a light dusting on November 12, 2013. Two days ago I woke to a white blanket on the backyard below the Fort Greene Observatory. There wasn’t much of an accumulation, however this evening I walked out onto South Oxford Street and muttered, “Damn winter.” The hard season won’t [...]

LONG GONE LONG by Peter Nolan Smith

Twenty-five minutes after the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve 1982 a masked assassin shot dead the main investor a block away from the Continental Club on West 25th Street. The FBI and NYPD’s Internal Affairs investigating Viktor Malenski’s murder quickly drew lines between the dots. My ex-girlfriend was living with the dead man’s partner. My boss [...]

BET ON CRAZY / The Blue Diamond Affair

In the autumn of 2008 Richie Boy opened our jewelry store in the Plaza Hotel’s Retail Collection. I thought we were going to coin a fortune. The Plaza was a legend. Rich people stayed there. It didn’t take me long to see a disaster looming on the horizon. The American economy was in the can [...]

QUEEN OF THE PLAZA by Peter Nolan Smith

St. Patrick’s Day promised to be another disaster for the Retail Collection of the Plaza Hotel. Hordes of green-clad spectators streamed down the escalator into the basement. Their eyes averted the luxury goods on offer, as their destination was the hotel’s public bathroom. Within the first hour I had given directions to the toilet over [...]

CARDBOARD NOIR by Charlotta Janssen/Shannon Greer

Art: Charlotta Janssen Photography: Shannon Greer Text: Peter Nolan Smith Styling: Liz Teich Grooming: Sabrina Rowe Digital Tech: Robert Bredvad Model: Brock Gloor