The KGB Reading Schedule 20 years ago.

Other than reading to a packed room, all I remember from this reading was that after Nick Zedd read, he said, “I’d like to thank my girlfriend!” And 2 girls different girls from different parts of the bar, simultaneously yelling back, “THANKS!”

AN ATTACK ON THE BRIDGE

On the night of August 24th, around 7PM as I’m entering the Williamsburgh Bridge, I see two cops at the entrance, a rarity & ask them if all is OK. “Just fine,” replies the lead. There’s a lot pedestrian traffic as it’s a nice night (this is an old pic). About 15 minutes, or halfway Read More…

THE BLACKOUT OF 1977: Remembering Dad

Forty years and a week ago, I remember being in our apartment in Brooklyn Heights. My father, Arthur Nersesian Sr., had ALS [amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease] and was staying on 16th Street in Manhattan. I was in the shower when the lights in the bathroom went out. I thought he Read More…

Beware!

When I first moved in the East Village, studios were going for @$350/month. We had burglaries, mice, etc., but the cheap prices allowed for interesting shops & eateries. Today I found a dead mouse behind the fridge. On the corner I saw this notice. Studios now start @$3100, the fun stuff was priced out, but Read More…