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Park in the Dark

Park in the Dark

It was the fall of 1972 and I was a senior in High School.  At the age of seventeen I lived in a world that was constantly moving, rotating on an axis of fear and seduction; opulent in its opportunities for discovery and obsession.  I read constantly and books served...
Not-Bob and the Sound of One Cab Crashing

Not-Bob and the Sound of One Cab Crashing

Saturday night/Sunday morning, 4:35 A.M. There is nothing so sweet, or so sad, as the stillness in a jazz club just before dawn. I make this Sinatra-esque observation while sitting alone at the bar, easing back the third in a series of well-deserved cognacs. Years of...
Nearer My Godzilla to Thee

Nearer My Godzilla to Thee

It is summer, 1963. The place is Bay Shore, Long Island, gateway to Fire Island and birthplace to many of western civilizations finest achievements. These include, but are not limited to, Entenmann’s cakes and donuts, the game of Scrabble, and the Otis Elevator. It is...
Bradley’s

Bradley’s

Bartending may not be the world’s “oldest profession” but the hours are similar and it’s just as hard on your feet. In both cases you have to service people convinced they are at their most charming when they are invariably at their most cretinous. One big...
Ramiken

Ramiken

It was sometime during the brutal, yet strangely cruel, winter of ’15, on or about February 83rd. The urban landscape had devolved into a greasy, gray tundra; a series of car covering perma-sludge moguls, rimed with soot and festooned with pizza crusts and dog...
Central Park Escapes

Central Park Escapes

In 1811, by municipal decree, Manhattan Island, between 14th and 155th Streets, was cordoned off into a carefully plotted rectilinear street grid — avenues run north and south, streets east and west.  The first New World city to adopt such a plan, New York was ripe...
Que es Mas Mato?

Que es Mas Mato?

Man’s need to involve himself in the soil, to cultivate and irrigate, terrace and landscape, to get down on his hands and knees and muck about with shoots and seeds is ageless. It has changed little since he first adapted his nomadic “hunter –...