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Sal’s Sad New Jersey

Hoboken apartment
Paterson
Lincoln Tunnel
Paterson and the Passaic
Holland Tunnel
“ . . . I was three thousand two hundred miles from my aunt’s house in Paterson, New Jersey” i
Paterson
“Paterson is quite a few miles from Times Square. Can you picture me walking those last miles through
the Lincoln Tunnel or over the Washington Bridge and into New Jersey?” ii
What a drag.
Zooming through New Jersey
Paterson
Through the tunnel and into New Jersey and on the road . . .
Pushing through New Jersey to Paterson
White signs in New Jersey
Bull Lee: a summons-server in Newark iii
Over the river from New Jersey . . .
Dean and Inez Newark married
The long, long skies over New Jersey . . . make me weep
And cry

 

 

i Kerouac, Jack. On the Road. (New York: Viking. 1957),. p. 60.
ii Ibid., p. 107.
iii Ibid., p. 143.

Herbert Huncke – Times Square Superstar

by Spencer Kansa.

 Spencer Kansa and Herbert Huncke Alphabet City

I first met Herbert Huncke in the Spring of 1992, during a layover in New York, en route to visiting William Burroughs at his home in Lawrence, Kansas. Shortly after my Manhattan arrival, I received a phone call at my hotel from Burroughs’ consigliere, James Grauerholz, who graciously welcomed me to America. During our conversation, I joked how I’d been hanging around Times Square, looking for Huncke, figuring the guy was long gone by now, only for James to tip me off that, on the contrary, Huncke was very much alive and could be found playing poker most evenings at the Chelsea Hotel. Continue Reading…