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Making An Entrance

Area on Hudson was one of New York’s most popular nightclubs in the 80s. Every night hundreds of people waited beyond the velvet ropes for entrance. Admission wasn’t a given. But in this photo the baldish man in the foreground was headed to the bar to order a cognac and coke. It was his drink. […]

$1.19 Steak At Tad’s

I ate my first steak at Tad’s. 1964. Someplace near Penn Station $1.19 I made five times that as a newspaper boy. We were not wage slaves in the age of Tad’s Steakhouse.

TONIGHT IS NOT HALLOWEEN

Halloween had been celebrated on Oct. 31 for most of my entire life, but last year a Connecticut State representative floated an ill-conceived idea to change the holiday to always fall on a weekend. “Halloween is fun night for the whole family, but not so much when you have to race home from work, get […]

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 […]

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 […]