Regarding Brooklyn

Friday, June 9 2017

Friday Night, Bedford Ave

Man on curb, drunk, and leering.

Whatever Williamsburg ever was, it's a white man, middle-aged, on Bedford Avenue, sitting on the curb, slobbering on an unlit cigar, in front of an Equinox, drunk, and leering, now.

He was lifted up and carried off by a woman, big shopping bag in hand, who came out of the Duane Reade, who I’d guess was his wife.

On the topic of: Brooklyn, Changes, Gentrification, Leering, NYC, Streets, Williamsburg

Wednesday, March 1 2017

Couple Waiting on Marcy Ave

Couple Waiting on Marcy Ave

On the topic of: Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Young Lovers

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

Friday, December 16 2016

Bud Can Frozen Overflow

Frozen-over can of Budweiser at base of Berry St. stoop

Frost-brew stuntin' to catastrophe.

On the topic of: Beer, brinkmanship, Bro-ing Out, Brooklyn, Budweiser, challenges, freezing, frost, NYC, Weather, Williamsburg

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

Tuesday, November 8 2016

Election Night in NYC

I did. Earlier this morning.

I pedaled from Cobble Hill to Midtown, through Times Square and back into Bed-Stuy.

On the topic of: Brooklyn, Conflict, Election 2016, Manhattan, NYC, Politics

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

Monday, August 15 2016

An H Wouldn't Add Anything


A vandal left advice on a bench at Marcy Ave's JMZ stop.

On the topic of: Advice, Brooklyn, Graffiti, Life Advice, NYC, Pondering, Reading Into It, Reading Into Things, Scrawlings, Vandalism

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

Sunday, July 24 2016

Chilled Chocolate

Chocolate bars in a deli meat cooler

Recent days of 90-plus degree heat probably make for ambient temperatures inside a deli lacking air conditioning that would melt any and all chocolate on their shelves. The cool safety of the meat and cheese display case would keep the bars solid, saleable.

I appreciate the consideration I see here. I do the same thing in my apartment.

On the topic of: Bodegas, Brooklyn, Chills, Chocolate, Coolers, Delis, Heatwave, Williamsburg

Saturday, July 23 2016

Heatwave (Williamsburg, Lorimer at at Throop)

Woman in electric wheelchair with shade umbrella

On the topic of: Brooklyn, City, Heat, Hot, NYC, Street Scenes, Summer, Town, Umbrellas, Williamsburg

Saturday, July 23 2016

Heatwave (Williamsburg, Lorimer at Ainslie)

Woman with shade umbrella

On the topic of: Brooklyn, City, Heat, Hot, Summer, Town, Umbrellas, Williamsburg