Friday, January 14, 2011

So. What have I done lately?

Well, I went up the Empire State building and took pictures of unsuspecting tourists.

And while I was up there, I took a couple of pictures of the city. It seemed a shame not to.

Chrysler Building form the Empire State Building
And the Lord did so loveth Manhattan, that he gave it his only son.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Where have I been?

That's really none of your business. Suffice to say that they let me out.

Now. Here are some pictures I took before I went inside.

niagara, E7 and Ave A

East 7th St. and Ave. A.
There used to be a club called A7 on this corner back in the Nineteen Eighties. A band called Ism wrote a song about it, and it was the B-Side for their cover of the Partidge family song "I Think I Love You", which featured a picture of two fornicating monkeys with the faces of Shirley Jones and David Cassidy. That was very amusing when I was 15 years old.


near little italy

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2010

Hey boys and girls and boy-girls and hipsters and artistes and guys who like to see a lot of paint covered breasts and Burners who somehow got stuck on the east coast for a weekend and every photographer in the tri-state area and ladies and gentleman of all ages! It's the Coney Island Mermaid Parade! YAYYYYYYY!!!! (imagine Kermit the Frog running around flailing his arms about here).

Belle of the Ball

I do not know this vision of fabulousness's name but I imagine it is something like Senorita Lolita Velveeta Fantastico-Majestico de la Ciudad de la Alphabeta. And the dog's name is even longer.

And here she is at a more contemplative moment.

Personally, I always find that when it comes to accessories, less is more.

The theme of this year's festivities Oil Spill! which provided the artistes with an opportunity to feel socially conscious and less creative types an opportunity to throw together a costume with some rags and a bottle of Hershey's syrup.

This marcher highlights the issue of the massive Hershey's syrup spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

There were some fantastic costumes...

Kentucky Fried Mermaid

What smells like hobo urine?

And breakdancing...

I think my shot was a more flattering angle.

And boobies of all kinds...

So guys are smoking Virginia Slims now? When did that happen?

"A U-Haul!"

And hipster parents humiliating their children...

The curse of hipster parents

And annoying jerks getting in your way so you can't get a decent shot of Lou Reed..

Holy Fucking Christ get the fuck out of the way so I can get a fucking shot of the fucking celebrities you big fucking doofus

And an elephant! And drag queens on stilts! And giant papier-mache phalluses! And an Elvis impersonator in assless chaps! And Brooklyn dudes in their classic cars! Well, I don't have to tell you that I was so over-stimulated I couldn't finish my dinner and ran around in circles 'til way past my bedtime.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fabulous ladies on the Lower East Side

LES, May 2010

Quite the anti-theft device.

LES, May 2010


Chinatown May 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

See! Here's more already.

motorcycle couple

chinese restaurant detail

Mott St.

Mott St, June 5, 2010

Took about a thousand pictures in Chinatown yesterday...

Here are a few. Believe me, there will be more to come.

Mott St.

Mott St.

Mott St.

Mott St, June 6, 2010