Friday, June 9 2017
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
Monday, April 25 2016
On Quincy Ave, in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
Monday, October 12 2015
Perched on a ring, close to a Krown.
On the topic of: Adornment, Bed-Stuy, Bejewled Things, Brooklyn, Commuting, Morning, Street Scenes, Streets
Tuesday, July 14 2015
This is part of a mural on the side of a school around Hudson Square, in Manhattan.
Sunday, July 12 2015
The folks working at the community garden down the block tap into the fire hydrant on the corner to water their plants.
Tuesday, March 24 2015
Seafood Ice Cream is one of those emergent artisanal flavors forecasted for trending in Spring 2015, right?
Monday, January 26 2015
I left the office early to better prepare to panic at home later. Juno's coming, they said. Two to three feet of snow between now and tomorrow, they said. I brought the good camera along today and took a long walk towards the Canal Street J stop. I'd hoped along that way I'd see things of interest, bedlam or its relatives, erupting.
Sunday, November 23 2014
I'm not sure if this is meant to be support the princess in her pursuits of entertainment or, because this is Brooklyn, sarcastic.
Tuesday, August 19 2014
I could not be more excited by a spray-painted thing on the sidewalk. There's an Aphex Twin album scheduled to be released in September. No doubt this is foretelling the arrival of that.
On the topic of: Aphex Twin, Brooklyn, Graffiti, Logos, Music, Streets, Vandalism, Willliamsburg
Saturday, June 21 2014
I'm on Swoomer's rooftop somewhere around 5th Avenue in Brooklyn.
On the topic of: Brooklyn, Night, Street lights, Streets, Urban Life
Monday, June 2 2014
I can only assume that this refers to the D'Angelo song by the same name, because that's the first and only thing I think of when I read or hear about chicken grease.
Monday, June 2 2014
I try to walk a few blocks out of my known territory every other day to add what was yesterday's frontier to tomorrow's familiar spaces. I want to get a sense of place relative to where I'm living now. I want to learn where I can work, where the viable coffices are. I need to learn where I can buy food, like real groceries and not bodega meals. I was wandering south-easternly down Broadway when I saw Neptune Hotel.
Tuesday, May 27 2014
The building at right is large, grey and plain. The structure's unremarkable facade is brought out by the smaller boedga and its bright yellow paint and heap of curbside debris. I liked that contrast and tried to convey it in a photograph. I don't think I managed to do that successfully.
Monday, May 26 2014
There are far fewer people on the streets here in Bed-Stuy than there were in Williamsburg. What people there are on the streets at this hour aren't on their way to a destination. They're seated and stationary, their activity extending to holding group conversations on stoops or in unfolded folding chairs near the entrances of their buildings. I'm on a folding chair on my roof. I purchased two of them from Ikea recently, along with a folding table.
On the topic of: Apartments, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Low-rises, Neighborhoods, Night, Streets
Sunday, March 30 2014
I have mixed feelings on the Wes Andersen film I just saw. It's mostly because I have mixed feelings on Wes Anderson's filmic vibe, insistent adorableness, how his characters are oblivious to everything but their feelings, how they profess righteousness and innocence with annoying immaturity, their detachment, and the whole tweeness of it all. But that very much captures the zeitgeist of this generation. Maybe I dislike his films because I dislike his characters because they remind me of half the people of my age in this part of Brooklyn.