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Others Might Cry Insanity

by 07/14/2003
Neighborhood: Midtown

In the late 60’s, I went to the old Madison Square Garden on 50th St. to see a main-go between two Latin fighters. One a Cuban and one a Puerto Rican. So, the Garden is a tinder box; any spark will ignite it. The main event is very hotly contested, and could go either way. […]

by 06/19/2003
Neighborhood: Midtown

It was 1972 and I was walking along Third Ave. one evening past PJ Clarke’s, a bar-hangout for the sports crowd and the media, and a booming voice hails me, “Joe!, Joe! Over here!’ I looked over in the direction of the voice and I saw a guy as big as a building in a […]

My Mortal Enemy

by 07/27/2002
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights

"I was thinking how incredibly great I looked when this red faced, white haired man, wearing a worn out tan-green baseball cap,

Lenny the Rage

by Thomas Beller 01/02/2002
Neighborhood: Chelsea

Lenny "The Rage" LaPaglia sat down at the post-fight conference looking like a man who was missing an important limb, though he

Love and Hate in an Elevator

by 01/02/2001
Neighborhood: Gramercy Park

Another Random Moment of Near Violence