October 5, 2011

To Hell With The Devil

After receiving some really encouraging and super nice emails from around the world, it looks like there are some people that actually do enjoy my blog and photos. So consider my arm twisted and I'm starting it up again.

Here's a picture from an opening of Jonas Mekas film strips at the Agnes B. store in Soho about a week and a half ago.

Expect more regular updates and photos from now on. Thanks for all the notes.

September 9, 2011

Where's Quite All Right?

I used to post nearly every day or at least once a day. But I lost my inspiration. I don't actually think my photographs are really all that good either so I stopped posted very regularly. If I change my mind I'll post again, but for now I don't have anything to post.

August 27, 2011

Ready or Not

Ready or not here comes Hurricane Irene.

No bread in NYC

There is seriously NO BREAD in New York City. All the panic-stricken New Yorkers scooped it up in a frenzy last night.

Bergdorf Closed!!!

Sorry girls, no shopping today!

May 10, 2011

French Sneakers

I should have bought these sneakers in Paris. I figured I'd go back to the store (somewhere on Rue St.-Honore), but then I didn't and now I'm wishing I did. That's something I am trying to do more of, just do it when you think of it rather than waiting until later. What are you waiting for? To find a better pair of sneakers somewhere else? Now it's too late, but it's never too late. Good thing to keep in mind for the future.

Anyone going to Paris anytime soon?

April 25, 2011

Actress for Hire

Oh Kristin Elliott, what were you thinking when you plastered your headshots all over Williamsburg? Did you imagine that the casting gods would shine a light on you and give you a role in the next Woody Allen movie? While that may still happen, at least some bearded, fixed-gear riding, skinny jean wearing, Whole Foods shopping hipster got an excellent opportunity to make a funny drawing on a random lamp post.

Easter Ears

Somewhere in the West Village on a cloudy Saturday afternoon before Easter.

April 14, 2011

Here Comes the Tax Man

The door is wide open. No time like the present.

Magic Cupcake

These are mostly magical after you eat about six of them in a row. Magic Cupcakes at the Duane Park Patisserie.

April 13, 2011

Chambers Street

Waiting for the subway at the Chambers Street stop on Sunday afternoon.

April 6, 2011

National Debt Clock

I never noticed this before, but the other day I saw that the infamous National Debt Clock is located right above the Internal Revenue Service office on 44th Street near 6th Avenue. How ironic, right? Better get your taxes done, you only have 9 more days!

This clock is a must visit for any tourist visiting New York (at least it's on my list of tourist sites.) I know all the best places in New York City. Anyone want a tour?

"Tip" "Wow" Tank You

One of the local deli's in the neighborhood. I like how worn out the counter top is.

March 20, 2011

Sew Buttons

New York City has something for everyone and can truly be an oasis of unexplored treasures if you ever get around to looking for them. I have been needing to find a store filled with nothing but buttons for months! I need a few replacement buttons for two shirts that I love wearing and yesterday I finally decided to venture out to cross this one off of my ever expanding list of things to do. A button store of this sort has to exist somewhere in Manhattan, right?

Luckily, I found just such a store conveniently open on Saturday afternoon called Lou Lou Buttons (212-398-5498). They're located at 69 East 38th Street right near 6th Avenue and they're open from 10am to 6pm on Monday through Friday and from 11am to 5pm on Saturday. They have loads of buttons! It's a slender little drawer of a shop filled with nothing but buttons. Row after row after row of all sorts of magical little shapes in every color and size you can possibly imagine. It's neatly organized and the guys working there were super friendly.

I showed the salesman exactly what I needed and in less than 5 minutes he expertly pulled out a few boxes of buttons until he found the exact buttons I needed. He filled them into two little plastic bags and I was on my way. Now I just need to find a girl who will sew them all on for me.

February 22, 2011

All Books Must Go

There's a huge sale this week at the 57th Street and Park Avenue location of Borders which is totally going out of business. They filed for bankruptcy last week. Other better performing branches of Borders are staying open, but the company is struggling with the massive changes rocking the book industry and hasn't been able to meet its debts or pay publishers and landlords.

January 19, 2011

Random Crap

She asked me directions to a bar in the neighborhood. I pointed her in the right direction. Isn't gambling illegal?

January 18, 2011

East River Dreaming

The Roosevelt Island tram sails high above the East River and brings people back and forth to the city all day long. This would not be a fun place to get stuck on a cold winter day, but the view is nice. I've never taken it before, but it looks like a fun ride. It was closed for most of last year for repairs and remodeling, but it's recently back in service.

January 13, 2011

Help Us Help You

The truly awesome thing about living in New York City is you never know what you are going to get hit over the head with from one day to the next.

For example, a random heavy set Hispanic dude in his mid-thirties with an ace bandage (or a cast) on his right arm might just come up behind you while you are reading the subway map and assault you.... w/ Hammer. Then he'll flee on the subway to an unknown destination. Watch your back!

Late Night Snow

It snowed on Tuesday night. Unfortunately it didn't really last very long, but it was good while it lasted. I pretty much want it to snow all the time in the winter.