Regarding Bed-Stuy

Tuesday, November 14 2017

Fire at B’nai Adath Kol Beth Yisrael

Fire destroyed the B’nai Adath Kol Beth Yisrael synagogue this morning. Two blocks from us, we could see it from and smell it in our apartment.

On the topic of: Bed-Stuy, Communities, Fires, NYC

Friday, February 24 2017

Popped Peck of Peppers on Pavement

Box truck near pepper carnage

Observered on Gates Ave at Broadway in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. 

On the topic of: Asphalt, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Carnage, Observations, Pavement, Peppers, Roadkill

Saturday, January 28 2017

Double Density

A borrowed van packed with Alessandra's belongings

Alessandra moved in today. The van fit all that she had. 

On the topic of: 1BR, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Cohabitation, Life, Relationships, Snapshots

Sunday, January 22 2017

Bird to Bird, Beak to Flake

A seagull contemplates consumption of Corn Flakes scattered in the street

This one particular seagull was more contemplative than the others. Was it joy at the bounty? Did it recognize the rooster on the Corn Flakes box?

On the topic of: Bed-Stuy, Birds, Brooklyn, Debris, Garbage, Refuse, Street Scenes, trash

Monday, January 9 2017

Desperado in the Snow

DVDs and dog shit sit on the sidewalk

Seen curbside in Bed-Stuy.

On the topic of: Bed-Stuy, DVDs, Snirt, The 90's, trash

Monday, December 12 2016

Wearing White Laces Where it's Black on Both Sides

The Docs with white laces

The combo, white laces in Doc Martens, as I've ever known, is a sign the wearer is a White Power Skinhead. 

On the topic of: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Disasters, Fashion, Racism, Signaling, Youth

Wednesday, August 31 2016

Stop, They [Over]shootin'

J Train at Kosciusko Street

"Partner, we a Z."

On the topic of: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, J-Train, MTA, Nas, Public Transportation, Titles as Lyrical References

Saturday, July 30 2016

Empty Scooter

An electric scooter among other garbage

I wonder, when I see the machinery typically used by elderly folks curbside for pickup, that someone isn't utilizing it because they're no longer alive.

On the topic of: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Curbside, Garbage, Refuse, Street Life, Street Sights

Tuesday, July 26 2016

The Murder of Tony Hinton is Still Unsolved

Reward Sign for information on Tony Hinton's murder

Two years ago, they shot Tony Hinton dead on this Patchen Avenue corner on a Friday afternoon. NYPD still has no idea who they is/are. NYPD mark the anniversary by pointing this out. 

I don't know this man beyond his image on the sign.

On the topic of: Anniversaries, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Deaths, Murder, The Neighborhood

Friday, May 27 2016

Creepin' at the Superclean

Woman with IKEA laundry bag

I meant no harm but am aware I caused discomfort.

On the topic of: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Cleanilness, Fridays, Laundromats, Night, Suspicion

Monday, April 25 2016

Scratchin' and Strollin'

Scratch cards and morning strolls.

On Quincy Ave, in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

On the topic of: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Life, NYC, Snapshots, Street Life, Streets

Monday, March 14 2016

Commuters Communicating, Secrets and Sleep

Commuters sharing secrets on J Train in Brooklyn Bed-Stuy

Observed this morning on a Manhattan bound J express train.

On the topic of: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Commuting, Familiar Situations, J Train, NYC, Strangers

Sunday, January 24 2016

Winter Storm Jonas: Before & After

A view of my apartment after Jonas departed.

On the topic of: Apartment Life, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NYC, Snow, Storms, Weather, Winter

Saturday, January 23 2016

Out and About in Winter Storm Jonas, Saturday Afternoon in Bed-Stuy

Egress

I took a quick walk around the neighborhood this afternoon. I don't have a pair of boots. I lasted only 45 minutes before my feet went numb and I headed back indoors.

On the topic of: Bed-Stuy, Blizzard 2016, Brooklyn, Jonas, NYC, Snowstorm, Weather

Wednesday, January 20 2016

Getting the LED Out in Bed-Stuy, Part 2: At the Intersection of LEDs and Incandescence

The Intersection of Color Temperatures, Quincy at Patchen

The neighborhood has seen quite a shift in white balance. 

On the topic of: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Color Temperature, Culture, Race, Reportage, Transitions, White Balance