October 29, 2008

Farm Farmers Farming

Pumpkins and a wide variety of apples at the Farmer's Market in Union Square on Wednesday afternoon.

I bought some apple cider ($2.50 half gallon). Plans to make hot apple cider are in the very near future.

October 28, 2008

Does Whatever A Spider Can

Spiderman in the Sony Arcade at Madison Avenue and 55th Street. No sign of Tobey Maguire.

Rainy Tuesday

Today is a good day to wear your boots and carry an umbrella.

October 26, 2008

Everyone Loves an Angry Clown

You might think that if you wake up in the morning, decide to dress up like a clown (right down to the bright red shoes) and then walk around the streets of New York, that you would want to bring smiles to the impoverished kids of the city. Nope, not in the Big Apple.

Keeping with the tradition that Manhattan has the friendliest clowns in the world, "Peter" lives up to his name.

October 13, 2008

Purple and Pink Underground

I saw these two girls earlier in the day on 57th Street and then ran into them again in the Prince Street subway station in Soho later in the afternoon. It's kind of hard to miss two girls with bright purple and pink hair.

I meant to ask them where they were from, but I had a couple bags in my hand and the subway was arriving and I was probably just totally overwhelmed by their buoyant and colorful personalities. Let's just pretend they are tourists visiting the city from Chicago, land of purple and pink hair.

October 12, 2008

Killing Joke - Saturday Night

One of my favorite bands from the 1980s, Killing Joke, played last night at the Fillmore (formerly Irving Plaza).

In my opinion, it's no fun to see a sold out show if you aren't right up against the stage in the front row jumping up and down (and taking pictures, of course) which is right where I was.

October 10, 2008

Bargain Bananas

Bananas are sold on the street corners in Manhattan - available at the bargain price of only 4 for a $1.

Colorful Sunglasses

A selection of sunglasses on Friday in Union Square.

Second Seats Go Missing

Anything can go missing in NYC, even the second seat on your tandem bicycle. Park Avenue in front of the Istituto Di Italiano Cultura.

October 9, 2008

Junk To Some, Treasure To Others

People throw out all kinds of stuff in New York City. Just put it right on the sidewalk for the taking.

Here's a "Good Sofa." Featuring a special guest appearance by Mame. In case you are wondering, the sofa was gone within the hour. No doubt it was picked up by a group of couch-deprived NYU students.

October 8, 2008

Graffiti Truck on 56th Street

A vivid green graffiti truck double-parked in front of Uncle Jack's. The driver was inside getting an enormous Kobe beef steak aged 21 days, and served at the absolute peak of flavor and tenderness, cooked to perfection, and served in its own juices. $100.

October 7, 2008

Protect Yourself in Times Square

Tuesday night at 8PM in Times Square.  

An ideal place to sell Governor Sarah "When Abortion is Not An Option" Palin condoms is on the corner of 48th Street and 7th Avenue.  She also had Barack Obama and John McCain condoms.  

Stock up before the election.  

Manhattan Street Still Life #2

Chairs, curbside.  The stiff wooden straight-backed model with the empty seat is in the lead.


Two special police jackets on 5th Avenue.   

FAO Schwartz

Random tourist in front of FAO Schwartz.  The look on the doorman's face is a good one.  Don't you think he gets tired of posing for pictures all day long?

West Coast

Styling and posing in front of a typical 24 hour deli on 57th Street and 10th Avenue.  Fall colors in full effect.  The rubber band on the left wrist is all the rage.

October 5, 2008

Salad Days

Two guys tearing down 7th Avenue in a very colorful grafitti truck.  They were blaring Minor Threat at full blast.

October 2, 2008

Goblins & Ghouls

Halloween is coming. The supermarkets in NYC are selling colorful pumpkins. I've never seen them give pumpkins hair before. This particular store has all sorts of candy from around the world at the cash registers. I never buy it, but these penguin packages (no idea what is in them) look intriguing.




They have blue cotton candy. It's not on the menu. Cotton candy is underrated. I think it is delicious.