Monday, July 20 2015

Barebacked and Buying Cigarettes

A couple of chatty crustbros walked in Bedford Gourmet Foods, their conversation a debate on water quality. Eventually they decided the water upstairs was "chill." That being potable, not necessarily cold. They didn't need to buy any bottles down here in the deli and resolved to leave. 

On the topic of: Bareback, Bros, Butts, Cigarettes, Crustbros, Hipsters, Snapshots, Vices, Williamsburg

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Thursday, July 16 2015

Mic Check at the United Nations

I spoke at the UN today. I mean, I said some things into a microphone during a conference at the UN. I mean, I didn't really contribute anything to a discussion that had little to do with international politics, but still, I sat here and mumbled a thing that other people also in the safe conference room in the United Nations complex heard.

On the topic of: Day Jobs, Drupal, Manhattan, NYC, Snapshots, Speaking, Statements, United Nations, Web Development

Images in this Blogski: 1

Tuesday, July 14 2015

Heartfelt Illustration of a Wishing Well on a Wall in Manhattan


This is part of a mural on the side of a school around Hudson Square, in Manhattan. 

It's such an anatomical depiction of a metaphoric heart. I think the illustration is saying "when making a wish, put your heart in to it, and do it Mola Ram-style." 

On the topic of: Art, City Life, Manhattan, Messages, Metaphors, NYC, Snapshots, Streets

Images in this Blogski: 1

Sunday, July 12 2015

Garbage Bag Over Hydrant

The leaking fire hydrant is covered with an empty plastic bag

The folks working at the community garden down the block tap into the fire hydrant on the corner to water their plants. Where their hose connects to the hydrant, it leaks. The high water pressure from a hydrant makes even a small leak sprays water everywhere, so the gardeners cover the hydrant with a large plastic bag, previously filled with topsoil, now empty, repurposed to control the spray. This doesn't stop a leak.

On the topic of: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Community, Excess, Gardens, Snapshots, Streets, Waste, Water

Images in this Blogski: 3

Friday, July 10 2015

Roberta's Secret Stash

At the heavily secured Roberta's [Frozen] Pizza compound in the former Pfizer building on Friday afternoons, the Roberta's crew sells fresh pizzas right out of the oven to the other tenants. 

Unlike at the Bushwick location, there is no two hour wait here for a pie. It takes 10 minutes from ordering to eating. And there is no line to order at all. As I have my studio space in Pfizer, I exploit this opportunity.

However, there's no seating available at the Pfizer outpost of Roberta's, you have to eat lunch at your desk.

On the topic of: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Down-Low, Eats, Flushing Ave, Pfizer, Pizza, Secret Locations, Underground

Images in this Blogski: 4

Wednesday, June 24 2015

A Being and Nothingness at the W4th Street Stop

nothingness grafitti at west 4th street subway stop


On the topic of: Commuting, Fluorescent Lights, Manhattan, NYC, Subways

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Saturday, June 6 2015

Kool Kones with Grandma

Grandma Kool Kones in Pittsburgh, PA

After spending the day at my grandparents' house cleaning and organizing my grandparents' remaining belongings while I wandered around taking photos of the place and Grandma sat patiently on a comfortable chair, Ma took Gma and I out for ice cream. 

On the topic of: Eating, Family, Grandparents, Ice Cream, McCandless, Pittsburgh, Roadside attractions, Snacking

Images in this Blogski: 2
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