Thursday, November 14, 2019

Nowhere To Run

May 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Fiction, Ghosts, Secrets of NYC, Stories

(Smith Street – Photos by Joe) Since I had witnessed Benny, “the cigar store Indian” kill a vampire last week behind the Lower East Side Pathmark, I have been tormented by a whispering voice. The first instance came moments after the cigar store Indian impaled the vampire whose name was Robert. The words came from a creature who seemed to arrive just before the death blow. Encased by […]

NOTHING

March 31, 2010 by  
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(Rear of St. Andrew’s Church, Staten Island – Photos by Bald Punk) I was in the graveyard of old St. Andrew’s Church to take some photos. A broad shouldered man was also there taking photos. He was far enough away so that I could politely ignore him. When I next looked up from the stones, he was a dozen feet from me and coming closer. I blinked […]

Inside Me

March 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Secrets of NYC, Stories

(Rockland Ave in Staten Island – Photos by Bald Punk) A violent storm two days ago had felled trees, power lines, and left many streets throughout NYC still closed. Driving in Staten Island to a job estimate, I exited the highway and soon after rolled into a traffic jam on Rockland Avenue. It’s a two lane road enshrouded […]

Music of the Night

February 7, 2010 by  
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  (U2 – “Hands That Built America” – Music Video by Bald Punk) From the moment we stepped outside our Upper Manhattan apartment building, I was in a bad way. The pizza and Chinese delivery guys(aka num and nuts) knew it. They kept shooting glances at me when my lady friend(LF) wasn’t looking. They tried to […]

Dreaming of Lincoln

January 31, 2010 by  
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(Abraham Lincoln) I met this kid who looked like Abraham Lincoln. I’m still referring to him as a kid even though he was a junior in college and 6’4.” Fresh-faced with an uncanny presence, he said his name was Alexander and that his nickname was Buddy. I called him Alex. It wasn’t until our second […]

A Stranger No More . . .

January 24, 2010 by  
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Last weekend I met this emo kid who wasn’t so much a kid. Very tall and gaunt, with the look of a man twice his age, my guess is that he was either a college freshman or a runaway. Our conversation lasted a few minutes, and with all the spiritual activity in NYC, I should have […]

The Elephant and the Looking Glass

January 10, 2010 by  
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(Central Park photos by Bald Punk) Under twilight skies, I climbed into a horse-drawn carriage, having to bow my head below the canopy, and plopped down in the rear seat. Not a second later the driver snapped the reins and gave a curt whistle. The horse snorted, sending up a fresh plume of smoke. The carriage jutted forward to […]

Barnum in Central Park

January 3, 2010 by  
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(Photos by Bald Punk – Central Park W & 72nd St)  I could retrace my steps to the morning and point out little signs that indicated something otherworldly lay in my path. Not that what ensued was earth-shattering. I had another encounter with a ghost. Yet it’s interesting to note how sometimes when I have […]

Bigger than The Babe

December 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Ghosts, Secrets of NYC, Stories, Yankees

(Babe Ruth at bat) We were parked on River Avenue in the shadow of the new Yankee Stadium. Scrappy D had his hind legs on my thigh, and his snout was against the window. I ran my fingers up and down his back. Sitting next to me, my lady friend(LF) hoped her sister wouldn’t be […]

The Strange Case of Ghostly People on South Street

December 4, 2009 by  
Filed under Secrets of NYC, Stories

(Photos by Bald Punk – Peck Slip/South Street) My lady friend(LF) called the psychic Carrie Robbins, and I got on the phone and told her about the three ghosts that we saw in a bar down by South Street. Of the four of us, I saw them the clearest and could swear that their images clung […]

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