Tag Archives: west village

Richard’s Ride

Back in the 90s I ran into Richard Hell in the West Village. He was getting into a purple Barracuda. Cynthia Sley from the Bush Tetras was wowed by the car. Me too. It was very cool and he was a legend. Just listen to BLANK GENERATION

National Cheeseburger Day

New York has great cheeseburgers, but my favorite was from McBell’s Bar on Sixth Street across from the West 4th Street basketball cage. Tommie Dimaestri was the waiter and served me free food whenever his boss wasn’t looking too hard. I think Tommie was sweet on me. Anyway McBell’s cheeseburger’s ground sirloin was served on […]

THE LOUDNESS OF LIFE by Peter Nolan Smith

Not all intellectuals have been exiled from Manhattan by the exorbitant rents and last spring editors, writers, publishers, agents, actors, painters, and pundits gathered at a West Village triplex to celebrate a radical journalist’s safe return from the Libyan revolution. Anne’s tales of the rebels’ fight against Khadaffi’s regime had appeared in the Wall Street […]

THE LOUDNESS OF LIFE by Peter Nolan Smith

Not all intellectuals have been exiled by the exorbitant rents from Manhattan. The other evening editors, writers, publishers, agents, actors, painters, and pundits gathered at a West Village triplex of a right-wing journalist recently returned from the Libyan revolution. Nobody was famous, although several of the attendees had come close. The first arrivals congregated in […]

Among the Stars

Several Septembers ago I attended a party for Interview Magazine in hopes of speaking with the managing editor about a writing gig. He was an old timer like myself. I didn’t have high hopes, since I once threw him out of a nightclub, but I was an expert at walking back across burnt bridges. The […]