Writer and Bicycle Messenger
A native Minnesotan born to a Swede and a Wisconsinite, Peter Madsen lives in Brooklyn. A longtime contributor to Thrasher magazine, the part-time bicycle messenger works in Manhattan, where he has conduced over 250 on-the-spot interviews with New Yorkers, largely panhandlers, as his Word on the Street New York project. In October 2013, Peter published Dealers, a collection of interviews with NYC drug dealers from powerHouse Books. He spent his entire advance on a gold chain. He loves your cat.
Peter Madsen speaks with directors of "Black Cherokee"
Otis Houston, Jr., is an artist. Nearly every morning, he performs right where the FDR bottlenecks by the Triborough Bridge...
Q&A with Peter Madsen
The drug dealer has often served as a central figure of inspiration for writers, filmmakers, musicians, but it’s been rare to hear the subject speak on his own behalf. Peter Madsen, ...